In a move that has surprised no one, the NBA has named Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Rookie of the Year for his efforts in making the Sixers somewhat watchable this year. While the team was atrocious at times during the season, Carter-Williams was a bright spot that has fans around the league intrigued to see where he’ll go next and how high his ceiling truly is.
— NBA (@NBA) May 5, 2014
It seems that if you want to win in the NBA these days, you either need to have LeBron James on your team or you need to have a superstar point guard. In winning the Rookie of the Year award, Carter-Williams joins some elite point guard company as four of the last five winners before Carter-Williams were guards and big names in the game today have taken home the prize.
Carter-Williams joins Derrick Rose, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul and Tyreke Evans as guards to have won the award in the last 10 years. That’s pretty awesome company to be in and it certainly has not only Sixers fans but all lovers of basketball excited to see another young player ready to carry the torch into the future.