Jan 6, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) dunks during the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Carter-Williams drives lane, finishes with nasty jam (Video)

The Philadelphia Sixers were supposed to tank this season. They were supposed to give up, let their young stars develop and then come out firing next year with a core of first-round draft picks from the last two drafts. But a funny thing happened when they started letting Michael Carter-Williams lead the team — they started winning.

Philly may not be a playoff team this season, but they’re hardly tanking and Michael Cater-Williams is budding into a Rookie of the Year candidate and a viable superstar.

We saw more of that superstar talent on Saturday night when Carter-Williams drove the lane against the New York Knicks and finished with a nasty jam.

Carter-Williams is a nice surprise, as he was supposed to develop into a nice stud but not a star and not this fast. Some believed he had it in him, but overall his success is a surprise and it means great things for the NBA in Philadelphia moving forward.

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