On Monday, the NBA awarded Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award. Carter-Williams was selected eleventh overall from Syracuse University in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Carter-Williams won by a landslide, attaining 104 first-lace votes. The next closest first-place getter was Orlando Magic forward Victor Oladipo with sixteen votes. Carter-Williams was clearly the Sixers best player, averaging 34.5 minutes per game last season. He averaged 16.7 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 6.3 assists per game.
Carter-Williams led the team in assists, and was undoubtedly the most valuable player on a 60-loss team. With two lottery picks combined with five second round selections, the Sixers will look to build around their young starlet.
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