Updates from Friday, Dec. 20
From the Sixers:
Update: Coach Brown informs media that Michael Carter-Williams will start tonight in backcourt with Hollis Thompson.— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) December 20, 2013
Marc Narducci of The Philadelphia Inquirer provides a statement from 76ers head coach Brett Brown and Michael Carter-Williams discussing the rookie's potential return to the court:
A second straight strong practice has 76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams feeling ready to return to the lineup for Friday's game at the Wells Fargo Center against the Brooklyn Nets.
While he is listed as a game-time decision, coach Brett Brown and Carter-Williams indicated that, barring any setback, he would play Friday.
"Nobody is making a 100 percent commitment that he is playing. We think he is, he has practiced well," Brown said after Thursday's workout. "We assume he will be in the lineup."
Carter-Williams was also making that assumption.
"I hope so," Carter-Williams said when asked if he expected to play. "I had two good practices and I felt good and I was shooting after, and I am ready to go."