Sixers Notes: Sixers' Carter-Williams may not play on road trip

Sixers' head coach Brett Brown talks with Michael Carter-Williams while playing the Wizards during the second quarter. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)
Sixers' head coach Brett Brown talks with Michael Carter-Williams while playing the Wizards during the second quarter. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer) (Steven M. Falk)
Posted: November 17, 2013

ATLANTA - Michael Carter-Williams is likely to miss the 76ers' entire three-game road trip, coach Brett Brown said Friday.

The rookie point guard suffered a left foot arch bruise on Monday against the San Antonio Spurs. He missed his second consecutive game on Friday the Sixers 113-103 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. They play at New Orleans on Saturday and at Dallas on Monday.

"I'm not really expecting to see him on this trip," Brown said. "That may happen. I could be wrong. But in my own preparation, I'm not expecting to see him on this road trip. And if we do, we do.

"But otherwise we'll move along with Darius [Morris] and Tony Wroten at the backup point guard position."

Carter-Williams wore a black protective boot on Friday and did not participate in the team's shootaround. The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder said he's feeling better.

"He does," Brown said. Sitting him is  "just all the precautionary, smart ways to treat him at this stage and pay attention."

Carter-Williams averaged 17.4 points, 7.6 assists and a league third-best 2.6 steals in the first eight games. The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder was named the Eastern Conference player of the week for the opening week of the season.

"For right now, I'm just going day-to-day," Carter-Williams said. "I'm just meeting with the trainers. Seeing what they think. Seeing how it feels."

All-star candidates

Swingman Evan Turner, center Spencer Hawes and power forward Thaddeus Young are all listed on Eastern Conference NBA All-Star ballot.

Turner headed into Friday's game eighth in the league in scoring at 23 points per game. Hawes averaged 16 points 10.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks, while Young averaged 14.7 points and 6.1 rebounds.


 

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