The Houston Rockets added depth to their backcourt in free agency in the form of Michael Carter-Williams. Let’s examine how he’ll fit in.
He was the team’s second pickup of the summer and first new player to join the team after the Rockets agreed to a maximum deal with fellow point guard Chris Paul.
After striking out on the possibility of bringing in LeBron James, the Rockets decided to turn to a veteran available on the free agent market that can hopefully help the team going forward. After not really having a true backup point guard throughout the 2017-18 season, Carter-Williams will slot behind Chris Paul off the bench for Mike D’Antoni‘s team.
The 11th pick of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, MCW looked like he was going to develop into a superstar after winning the Rookie of the Year in his first season. He started 70 games for Philadelphia and averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game.
However, it has been all downhill for the 6’6″ guard out of Syracuse since his rookie season. He has had a hard time remaining with one team and receiving consistent playing time. Now he has a chance to carve out a role on a contending team, so let’s see how he’ll fit into the Houston roster next season.