Sixers rookie-phenom Michael Carter-Williams was back practicing with the team today, after missing nearly two weeks with a skin infection on his knee.
After watching Carter-Williams practice, Sixers coach Brett Brown had this to say.
“His wind is definitely a worry, as it should be, “ Brown said after watching Carter-Williams go through a full practice running with the starters. “But just to have him with the group running around and playing basketball again is fantastic.”
Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, said Brown even took things a step further, saying that Carter-Williams could very well play Friday night against the
New Jersey Brooklyn Nets.
Asked if Carter-Williams would play in Friday night’s game against Brooklyn at the Wells Fargo Center, coach Brett Brown said it “was pointing in that direction.”
In today’s crazy world of social media, Pompey’s report spread quickly. The Sixers tweeted this in response to the idea that it was likely Carter-Williams returned Wednesday.
Michael Carter-Williams participated in practice today. No determination yet regarding status for Friday’s game.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) December 18, 2013
So nothing is set-in-stone at this point. My best bet is that Carter-Williams is going to play Friday, but he even said that he, “isn’t at 100 percent yet”.
If the Sixers can find any way to sit Carter-Williams an extra game or two, and potentially avoid winning a game and lowering their chances of getting a top two pick in next year’s draft, then that is probably the best way to go.