Would it make sense for the Boston Celtics to sign Michael Carter-Williams?

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Would it make sense for the Boston Celtics to add the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams to the team ahead of the 2023-24 season? The Celtics have reportedly been focusing on wing depth options in recent weeks to fill one of their two regular and one two way roster slots, but a case can be made that the team needs more ball handling in the absence of veteran point guard Marcus Smart.

And just such a case is made by Sports Illustrated’s Ben Stinar, who recently pointed to Carter-Williams as “a capable facilitator”  for Boston to sign for that reason.

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“Last year, the former Syracuse star played in four games for the Orlando Magic and averaged 4.3 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per contest while shooting 42.9% from the field and 33.3% from the 3-point range,” writes Stinar.

While Carter-Williams’ per-36 minutes stats do hint at a solid facilitator in the minutes that the Syracuse alum has been on the court, his lack of playing time for a rebuilding club like the Magic plus frequent injury issues do not scream that this is a match made in heaven, nor does his relatively poor shooting numbers.

The possibility of it working out as a potential deep bench option is not out of the question, but a player with a more established track record like Austin Rivers, Kendrick Nunn, Ish Smith, or Terence Davis would all be safer options for Boston to pursue.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire

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