NBA Rumors: Michael Carter-Williams says he’s fighting fatigue

Jan 17, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown talks with guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) during the first quarter against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center. The Heat defeated the Sixers 101-86. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers started out the season strong but after rookie Michael Carter-Williams suffered an injury, those early season wins quickly turned into losses.

Now the Sixers sit as the third worst team in the NBA (at least record wise) and are dealing with an exhausted Carter-Williams, who recently suggested he was fighting fatigue issues.

“I’ve never played this long of a season, so I’m learning each and every day and I’m going through it a little bit,” Carter-Williams said. “My body is tired, a little bit, but mentally I’ve got to stay strong.”

Carter-Williams has only played in 30 of the Sixers 41 games and is already experiencing issues, so it’s likely best the team either reduce his minutes or give him occasional days off the rest moving forward.

The former Syracuse Orangeman hasn’t hit the proverbial ‘rookie wall’ in regards to his play, but he seems to be hitting it in regards to his conditioning.

Hopefully Philadelphia will give their talented rookie a break moving forward.

Topics: Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers

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