Devin Carter is expected to undergo shoulder surgery

Sacramento Kings rookie Devin Carter is expected to require surgery on his injured shoulder, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. There is no known timetable for his recovery, but he is expected to be fine long-term.

This is obviously frustrating, but the Kings knew about this injury before the draft based on Monte McNair’s comments after the draft. This could be the reason why Carter fell and was available to the Kings with the 13th pick despite being higher on many draft boards. It will be interesting if the Kings make an official statement about this and we get a better idea of ​​what this mystery injury actually is, as well as an expected time frame.

Hopefully Carter doesn’t miss too much of his rookie season. This could explain why the Kings added another guard when they signed Jordan McLaughlin, but I personally think the McLaughlin signing made sense anyway. Even with a healthy Carter, the Kings still needed a backup point guard who was truly a point guard.

Let’s hope Devin Carter has a quick recovery.


Immediately after I hit publish I saw this tweet from Damian Barling saying he had a timeline of 6-8 months:

And a little insight from former Kings coach Pete Youngman:

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