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Michael Carter-Williams, Rockets agree to deal

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MCW is headed to Houston.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Boston Celtics Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Woj has reported that the Rockets have signed Michael Carter-Williams to a contract.

The deal is for one year at the minimum. Next year, he will make $1.8 million.

MCW is far from the Rookie of the Year he once was with the 76ers as he has bounced around the league.

He has had stops in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Charlotte in the last three seasons, but this is his first stint with a team in the Western Conference.

Last year, Carter-Williams averaged 4.6 points per game in 52 appearances last season for the Hornets.

MCW’s role on the Rockets next season will be strictly as a depth piece. He is no direct replacement for Trevor Ariza or anything like that. If anything, he is a replacement for backup point guard Aaron Jackson, who will likely not make the roster out of training camp. He will likely be playing sparingly behind Chris Paul, James Harden and Eric Gordon.

Welcome to the Rockets, MCW.