4:38pm: Carter-Williams is expected to be out a bit longer than previously relayed. The Bulls issued a press release stating that the guard is expected to be out of action for four to six weeks, rather than the three to four that was previously speculated.
12:59pm: After playing three games for his new team to start the regular season, Michael Carter-Williams is expected to be sidelined for the next several weeks due to injuries. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com, Carter-Williams sustained a sprained left wrist and a bone bruise in his left knee, and will miss the next three or four weeks.
Like the Timberwolves, who will be without Ricky Rubio for the foreseeable future, the Bulls have enough depth at point guard that a roster move shouldn’t be necessary to deal with Carter-Williams’ absence. Rajon Rondo is Chicago’s starter, with Isaiah Canaan and Jerian Grant available off the bench.
Carter-Williams, acquired by the Bulls during the preseason, averaged 15.0 minutes per contest in his first three games with the team, putting up 4.0 PPG and 2.7 APG in that stretch. The former 11th overall pick had been eligible for a rookie scale extension up until Monday’s deadline, but had never been expected to get a new deal, since he just joined the Bulls two weeks ago.
Carter-Williams, who turned 25 in October, is on track to become a restricted free agent next summer.