Bucks lose guard Carter-Williams for remainder of season | Inquirer Sports

Bucks lose guard Carter-Williams for remainder of season

/ 03:33 PM March 08, 2016
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 20: Michael Carter-Williams #5 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts after a basket in the second overtime of their 117-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 20, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 20: Michael Carter-Williams #5 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts after a basket in the second overtime of their 117-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 20, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams will miss the remainder of the NBA season due to a hip injury that will require surgery, general manager John Hammond announced on Monday.

Carter-Williams, 24, will undergo surgery on Thursday for a torn labrum in his left hip in Vail, Colorado. His recovery time is expected to be three months.

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In 54 games this season, 37 as a starter, Carter-Williams has averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, a team-high 5.2 assists and 1.48 steals over 30.5 minutes a game.

Carter-Williams, the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year, spent his first two seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers before joining the Bucks in February of last year as part of a three-team deal also involving Phoenix.

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In his rookie season, Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds a game — joining Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson as the only NBA rookies to crack 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for a season.

At 26-37, the Bucks are six games behind Chicago for the last Eastern Conference playoff spot with 19 games remaining.

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