MCW cleared to make Hornets debut vs. Spurs

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Michael Carter-Williams is ready to help his new squad.

The Charlotte Hornets point guard has been cleared to play Friday against the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced.

Carter-Williams underwent platelet-rich plasma treatments on the patellar tendons in both his knees in July, and hasn't suited up in a Hornets uniform since joining the club this summer on a one-year, $2.7-million deal.

The 2014 Rookie of the Year is coming off the worst season of his career, having registered just 6.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 18.8 minutes over 45 games with the Chicago Bulls.

The team noted that while Carter-Williams will be active in San Antonio, he likely won't play much in his season debut. Rookie Malik Monk has been serving as Kemba Walker's backup at the point.

Fresh off Wednesday's victory against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Hornets look to extend their three-game winning streak in Texas, while the Spurs close a back-to-back set. Gregg Popovich's men lost to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, and have dropped four in a row.

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