The Orlando Magic will be faced with the unenviable task of having to waive a certain player in order to make room for 6-foot-6 point guard Michael Carter-Williams on their playoff roster if they qualify.

Josh Robbins of The Athletic offered up some details on the current dilemma the Magic are facing:

The Magic signed Carter-Williams to a second 10-day contract on Monday, and it appears certain the team will sign him for the remainder of the season when that contract expires on Apr. 4. If Orlando makes the playoffs, the Magic would have to waive someone for Carter-Williams to be playoff eligible.

Since his recent signing with the Magic, Carter-Williams has proven to be a significant part of the team's second unit, providing some quality minutes as the team's backup point guard behind starter D.J. Augustin.

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According to Robbins, the league provided the Magic with an injury exception, which will now require them to waive one player currently on their roster if MCW is going to play in the playoffs:

The reason? Because Mo Bamba, Isaiah Briscoe, Markelle Fultz and Timofey Mozgov were all dealing with long-term injuries that prevent them from playing, the NBA granted the Magic an injury hardship waiver to allow Carter-Williams to become the 16th player on a conventional contract on their roster.

In seven appearances for Orlando thus far, Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 5.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and a block in 17.0 minutes of action. With the Magic locked in an all-out battle with the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, MCW might just figure as an important piece for the team moving forward.