After the Houston Rockets traded Michael Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls, the Bulls unceremoniously cut him. It seemed the former rookie of the year’s career had wound its course. Teams had tried to use Michael Carter-Williams as a traditional point guard and found him struggling. He did not fit the Rockets’ style that is for sure.
And so in January, Carter-Williams returned to Los Angeles and started working out at a local gym there. He said he was hesitant to get on the court with the weekend warriors. But as the NBA season wore on, Carter-Williams had to get his work in on the court and be prepared for when the call would come.