The Chicago Bulls this offseason have undergone much change to their roster, and that has continued on the first official day of free agency.
Michael Carter-Williams has agreed to a deal with Charlotte, source told ESPN. https://t.co/FswcJxUHag
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 1, 2017
This will mark Carter-Williams’ fourth team in his first six years in the league. Since earning the Rookie of the Year award with the Philadelphia 76ers, he has bounced around the NBA while his role at each of his respective stops has decreased.
In his first season with the Bulls, Carter-Williams averaged career-lows across the board with 6.6 points on 36.6 percent shooting from the field and 23.4 percent from beyond the arc with 3.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in just 18.8 minutes in 45 games played with 19 starts.
The 25-year-old never quite found a consistent role in Chicago seeing his playing time shift throughout the season. It was quite evident in the first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics where he averaged 2.8 points and 1.2 assists in 10.6 minutes per game. He played in double-digit minutes in two games while scoring two or fewer points in all but one game, which he recorded eight points.
Carter-Williams will join the Hornets with an opportunity to latch onto a prominent role off the bench. He brings to the team more depth to the backcourt behind All-Star point guard Kemba Walker and rookie Malik Monk.