Usually when a player wins the Rookie of the Year award, like Philadelphia 76ers’ point guard Michael Carter-Williams did last season, teams make the decision to build around that player and potentially make them the face of their franchise. However, that may not be the case with the 76ers and Carter-Williams.
There have been rumors circulating the 76ers, who hold the third-overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, could use that pick to take Australian point guard Dante Exum and either play him with Carter-Williams or trade Carter-Williams to fill a need at another position.
Carter-Williams isn’t listening to the chatter.
CSN Philly has the scoop.
Sixers point guard and the new NBA Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams, has heard the rumors and he doesn’t think much of them.
That’s what Carter-Williams said when he talked to the WIP morning show as well as Sixers beat writer for the Burlington County Times, Tom Moore. In town to make some appearances, Carter-Williams was asked about the possibility of the Sixers trading him in an elaborate draft-day deal.
He wasn’t biting.
“I didn’t even pay any attention to it,” Carter-Williams told the WIP morning show on Wednesday. “I have a great relationship with the coaches and the GM here, you know, I’m pretty confident that I’m not going anywhere for a little while. So, yeah, I heard it and I didn’t really pay any attention to it.
Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game while shooting 40.5% from the field, 26.4% from beyond the arc and 70.3% from the charity stripe.