Philadelphia 76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams certainly has not been efficient, he is putting up huge numbers in his rookie season and looks like the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year Award.
He has had it tough in Philadelphia, recently enduring a 26-game losing streak that was snapped with a 123-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday.
On Tuesday, the NBA again recognized Carter-Williams for his recent play, naming him the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the month of March.
Carter-Williams led rookies in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounds (8.4 rpg), assists (6.5 apg) and steals (1.75 spg) in March. He posted a double-digit scoring effort in 13-of-16 games, tallied four double-doubles, and collected a triple-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists on March 10, during a 123-110 loss to the New York Knicks. Carter-Williams recorded eight games with two or more steals on the month, and ranks fourth in the league for the season with 1.97 thefts per contest.
Carter-Williams is averaging 16.5 points, 6.3 assists, 6.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game.
Other candidates included the Brooklyn Nets’ Mason Plumlee, the New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo.