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Orlando Magic sign Michael Carter-Williams to 10-day contract

Today the Orlando Magic have signed free agent point guard Michael Carter-Williams to a 10-day contract.

Michael Carter-Williams made one start in 16 games with the Rockets this season, averaging 4.3 points and 1.3 assists in 9.1 minutes. The point guard was traded to the Bulls on January 7 for a protected 2020 second-round pick and then he was waived.

Carter-Williams played for Magic head coach Steve Clifford last season in Charlotte and he averaged 4.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 16.1 minutes over 52 games (two starts) but he's always been known more for his defense.
Carter-Williams is known more for his defense.

The 27-year-old was drafted 11th overall by the 76ers in the 2013 NBA Draft and was named Rookie of the Year in the 2013-14 season after averaging 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 70 games.

He has appeared in 303 regular season games with the 76ers, Bucks, Bulls, Hornets and Rockets, averaging 11.1 points, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds. To add Carter-Williams, the Magic applied to sign an additional player under the league's hardship rules as Isaiah Briscoe, Mo Bamba, Markelle Fultz and Timofey Mozgov are all sidelined right now. Carter-Williams will replace Briscoe as D.J. Augustin's backup at point guard and he should provide depth at the position during a critical stretch of the season.

As of Friday, the Magic are 1.5 games behind the Heat for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Jazz Sports has the Magic at +5000 to win the East.

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