What does winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award get you in Philadelphia? Apparently it gets you put on the list of most outrageous trade rumors ever, but here we are less than two months away from the NBA Draft and Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams is the subject of trade rumors in Philly.
It’s not certain just how legitimate these rumors are or how deep down the rabbit hole they go, but the very fact that a possible trade of the Rookie of the Year is being discussed is interesting to day the least. Bob Ford of The Philadelphia Inquirer opines that if the Sixers were to indeed trade Carter-Williams, Dante Exum would be the best replacement for him.
He’d actually be the only replacement as Carter-Williams showed a lot of talent in 2013-14 and has the potential for a lot of growth. That being said, it’s hard to argue against the upside that Exum has and the superstar potential he possesses.
Why putting them both in the same backcourt isn’t a better option than trading Carter-Williams is beyond me, but if the Sixers pull off a trade like that then they’d better have some pretty good justification for it other than they liked the new, shinier toy better than the one they have.