Shortly after the 2013-2014 NBA regular season had come to a close, Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams had shoulder surgery to repair his labrum on his right shoulder. 76ers fans had hoped that MCW would be completely healthy by this point and ready for training camp. Obviously, that hope is now gone.
Brett Brown had reported in the beginning of this month that Carter-Williams was still not at 100%, but that he was progressing.
Michael Carter-Williams is still not ready for contact as Brett Brown is keeping him out of the 5 on 5 full contact drills and the preseason games for now. Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reported it first:
MCW won’t be ready to start preseason games. Wroten will have ball in his hands in preseason, says Brown.
— Bob Cooney (@BobCooney76) September 25, 2014
The news that he has not progressed much since the beginning of the month is quite alarming for 76ers fans who are already only holding onto a thin thread of hope for this upcoming season. Sure, Brown wants to be as cautious as possible, but experience and progression are the most important things for MCW and the rest of the youth for Philadelphia this season. Now fans are simply crossing their fingers hoping that Carter-Williams will be ready for the 76ers first game which is on October 29th against the Indiana Pacers.