76ers rookie Michael
Carter-Williams said the bruise on the arch of his left foot has improved and
said he’s healthy enough to play Wednesday against visiting Toronto, though
he’s awaiting official word on whether he will play.
Carter-Williams was a full
participant at the Sixers’ morning shootaround at PCOM. He was out of a walking boot and wearing high-top
sneakers to get more support for his injured foot, which kept him from the Sixers’
last four games.
“I feel good. Hopefully I get
to go,” Carter-Williams said, “(but) I’m still not sure. I told Coach (Brett
Brown) and I told the trainer (Kevin Johnson) that my foot feels good and I’m
ready to go.”
Carter-Williams said there isn’t
one individual person who makes the decision on whether he will play. He said “it’s
a combined (decision” and that his only responsibility is to tell Brown and the
appropriate people whether he’s physically able to play.
The rookie point guard, who is
averaging 17.4 points and 7.6 assists through eight games, said his body was “beat
up” and that the respite allowed him to recover. He added that sitting next to
the Sixers’ assistant coaches during games, a recommendation of Brown’s,
allowed him to learn more about the game while it’s going on.
“I see a lot from the bench,”
Carter-Williams said. “I was able to sit and watch the game. I gained a lot of
things. Coach wanted me to sit up with the coaches. I was able to hear them
talking and hear and see what they saw, so when I go out there I can apply it.”
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