Dream's Carter suspended indefinitely
Dream interim head coach Mike Petersen effectively benched Carter down the stretch versus the Seattle Storm on Friday. He said the decision was a product of how well her teammates were performing, according to Spencer Nusbaum of The Next.
Carter then played only 5:34 against the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday.
Carter became aggravated during Sunday's game when a teammate tried to speak with her during a first-quarter timeout, sources told Nusbaum.
The 2020 fourth overall pick has particularly struggled as a long-range scorer this season. After nailing 37.5% of her threes in 2020, she's just 1-of-9 through 11 games.
Overall, Atlanta has sputtered to a 6-11 start.
Minority owner and former Dream player Renee Montgomery addressed the concerns of some fans following the news of Carter's suspension.
"Building a winning culture means holding ourselves accountable as a team," Montgomery tweeted. "As we grow through situations, we will work towards helping our players in all aspects.
"No need to panic, it's part of the grind."