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Michael Carter-Williams might play in Hornets’ four-game road trip

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The Hornets’ offseason signing is back sooner than expected.

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Yep, you read that headline right.

Michael Carter-Williams is back with the Charlotte Hornets after a one-day stint with the Greensboro Swarm yesterday and Hornets general manager Rich Cho said he expects MCW to play in the Hornets’ upcoming four-game road trip.

Here’s a copy of the release the Hornets sent out:

So this is weird. The Hornets sent MCW to the Swarm last night and apparently things went so well they’re ready to bring him back into the fold. I was under the impression—prior to last night, anyway—that MCW wouldn’t be back until the new year.

I mean, the dude had knee surgery in August. That said, I’m glad he’s back. Kemba Walker’s in desperate need of a steady backup. Malik Monk’s done well, but he’s probably better in a smaller role right now.

Rick Bonnell reported on what happened last night and where Rich Cho thinks MCW’s at right now.

It’s not clear if Carter-Williams will play against the Milwaukee Bucks tonight, but my guess is no, he won’t. But we’ll see.

Welcome back, Mike.