Royce Young of ESPN reported on Friday afternoon the Thunder have interest in the No. 11 pick in the 2013 Draft. Michael Carter-Williams is a target for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Expect the Thunder to be in contact with unrestricted free agent Michael Carter-Williams this weekend as free agency opens.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) June 30, 2017
Not a shooter, nor is he a really good defender, Carter-Williams can provide a back-up role that Semaj Christon maybe could not. Christon became a liability in the playoffs and struggled so much, Russell Westbrook eventually played 40-plus minutes in the playoffs. Not a good idea for a player who goes 100 mph at a time.
Carter-Williams, 25, has hopped around the league a bit after finally being traded out of Philadelphia. He’s played with two different teams the last two seasons, in Milwaukee and in Chicago last season.
With the Bulls, Carter-Williams appeared in 45 games and only averaged 6.6 points per game, a career low, on 18.8 points per game, also a career low. His shooting percentages in Chicago were career lows across the board and in comparing per-36 minute numbers, Carter-Williams is a border line NBA player at best.
Player A: 12.6 points on 36.6 percent from the field and 23.4 percent from three-point range.
Player B: 8.2 points on 41.1 percent from the field and 18.9 percent from three.
Player A is Carter-Williams and Player B is Kyle Singler. There isn’t a lot separating the two.
However, compared to Christon, Carter-Williams is a much needed upgrade and probably at a really cheap price.We invite you to follow Thunder Digest on Twitter and like Thunder Digest on Facebook. Don't forget to subsribe on Youtube! Our Podcast is on iTunes and on Stitcher. We also have a Thunder Digest Instagram account if you love fun Thunder photography!