Michael Carter-Williams makes Chicago debut, Bulls waive Spencer Dinwiddie

Carter-Williams makes Bulls preseason debut

Newly acquired point guard Michael Carter-Williams made his unofficial Bulls debut in Thursday night’s loss to the Hawks. He made his first appearance at the 3:46 mark of the first quarter, checking in for starting point guard Rajon Rondo.

Overall, Carter-Williams played 21 minutes, finishing with four points (1-5 FG, 2-2 FT), an assist, three rebounds and a block.

Bulls waive Dinwiddie, training camp players

The Bulls announced Friday the waiving of several players, but the biggest name among them all was Spencer Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie played in five of the Bulls’ seven preseason games, averaging 6.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 14.9 minutes. So he performed admirably throughout preseason, but his waiving doesn’t come as much of a surprise. With the addition of Carter-Williams, the Bulls didn’t have much need for Dinwiddie anymore, and that was evident Thursday night. Head coach Fred Hoiberg elected to not play Dinwiddie, making him the only Bull to not play in the loss.

The Bulls also waived J.J. Avila, D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Thomas Walkup — all of whom were signed for training camp.

Chicago now has 14 players on its roster.

Ashley is the owner/editor of The Bulls Charge. Follow her on Twitter at @wijangco12.

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<p>Ashley Wijangco is the owner and editor of The Bulls Charge. She is currently a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in news-editorial journalism, minoring in public relations, and earning a SportMedia certificate with the hopes of becoming a professional sports writer or a sports media professional.<br />  <br /> Born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ashley grew up as a Bulls fan, eventually becoming a die-hard fan. Her passion for the team then inspired her to pursue a career in sports media, an area she has been involved with since 2012 when she began writing and live-tweeting games for FanSided’s Bulls site, Pippen Ain’t Easy. She is also Kirk Hinrich’s biggest fan and refuses to stop supporting him no matter how unproductive he has become.<br />  <br /> Aside from The Bulls Charge, Ashley is also the co-editor-in-chief for Illio, her school’s yearbook and a columnist at Hoops Addict, a basketball website.</p>

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