Sorry to clarify the obvious, but Malzahar was no carry. He was strong to a limited degree, but that was it.
Before, he could push well, and if the player was good clutch time, he could change the tide in a team fight, but now he's just ... bland. He could never be a Kat, or a Brand, or Kassadin, but he was what he was: Reasonable.
I have all his skins and enjoyed playing him before he was turned to ethereal toilet paper.
Keep up the good work, Rito.