The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard Michael Carter-Williams to a second 10-day contract, according to an official report from the team.
Carter-Williams signed his initial 10-day contract with the Magic on March 15th. Due to injuries in their rotation, the team was looking for depth at the point guard position, and it seems they like what they see in his game.
In three appearances with the Magic thus far, Carter-Williams has turned in averages of 3.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 16.4 minutes per outing.
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“He's played really well at both ends of the floor,” Magic coach Steve Clifford told the Orlando Sentinel. “We’ve played well offensively when he’s on the floor, [and] we’ve played well defensively. And then obviously, as you saw the other night [against Memphis], he’s such a good rebounder for his position.”
Coach Clifford is referring to the two clutch rebounds that Carter-Williams grabbed during Friday night's victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
With Isaiah Briscoe out of commission due to a knee injury, Carter-Williams has stepped into the back-up point guard role. If the Magic would like to keep him around, they'll need to sign him for the remainder of this season once this 10-day deal has expired (April 3rd).
The Magic (35-38 and 9th in the Eastern Conference standings) are currently riding the wave of a four-game winning streak. They'll look to keep their momentum rolling on Monday night, when they'll serve as hosts to the Philadelphia 76ers. Tip-off inside the Amway Center is set for 7:00 p.m. ET, with NBA TV having live broadcast coverage.