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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.

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