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Michael Carter-Williams | Guard

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 185
College: Syracuse

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Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder surgery) has not yet been cleared for five-on-five workouts with contact, according to 76ers GM Sam Hinkie.
Carter-Williams is "working out hard" and expects to be healthy for training camp, but for now he faces medical restrictions. He missed 12 games last season but he won Rookie of the Year after averaging 16.7 points, 0.8 threes, 6.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game. If he can stay healthy he should be a reliable top-50 fantasy option, especially in leagues which don't penalize turnovers. Aug 27 - 9:47 AM

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Michael Carter-Williams said he's ready to lead the Sixers if Thaddeus Young is traded.

"I think regardless who is on the team, I have to be a leader out there, give direction to the new guys and really bring the team together," Carter-Williams said. The Sixers are expected to have a starting five compose of sophomores and rookies, so they'll need as much leadership as they can get out of the reigning Rookie of the Year. He's a high-end PG2 in fantasy leagues.
Aug 18 - 12:58 PM

The 76ers have strongly objected to proposed rule changes for the NBA's draft lottery system.

The rule changes have yet to be finalized, but according to they will "balance out lottery odds so that the worst team or teams wouldn't have the highest chances of landing the top pick." Such a change would dissuade teams from intentionally tanking to improve their draft position, but it would also hurt teams like the 76ers whose long-term strategy is built around the existing draft rules.
Jul 30 - 11:17 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder surgery) expects to be fully recovered prior to the start of training camp.

MCW has already been cleared to shoot and he's focused on improving various facets of his game. "[I'll work on] my three-point shot, getting a little bit stronger, and my pull-up shot," said the reigning Rookie of the Year. "Those are the three things that I’m really working on this offseason to expand my game and make the game easier on myself." He made only 104-of-519 jump shots last season (20.0 percent), and was 26.4 percent from downtown, so any improvement would be eagerly welcomed.
Jul 22 - 4:17 PM

Michael Carter-Williams says his rehabilitation is going better than expected and that he's already shooting, and ahead of schedule after right shoulder surgery on May 6.

"I'm back to shooting," said MCW. "I have full extension and everything. So I'm ahead of schedule." While there have been some random trade rumors out there about the Rookie of the Year, all signs point to the Sixers being committed to him. We're not expecting him to go anywhere. Additionally, his shoulder has been bothering him for two years, so this procedure should have a big impact on how he feels on the court going forward.
Jul 9 - 11:09 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) said he's dealt with his shoulder injury for about two years.

"I can't remember an exact date, but I've had it for about two years," Carter-Williams said. "My labrum was torn, and then it grew back in the wrong place, so it was really hurting. I was in a lot of pain." He had surgery on his shoulder last month and is not expected to play in summer league. The Rookie of the Year should be ready for training camp, though.
Jun 6 - 10:20 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) may not be ready to play in summer league due to his shoulder injury.

He didn't miss any game since Feb. 2, but his May 6 surgery seems like it may take longer than a couple months to completely heal. Carter-Williams set up his professional career at Orlando Summer League with 6.8 assists per game, and he was likely headed there had he not opted to have surgery. He should certainly be ready for training camp.
Jun 4 - 6:58 PM

Michael Carter-Williams said that his surgically-repaired right shoulder is "coming along good," though he doesn't have a timetable for his return.

"I'm just going along based on how I feel," he said. MCW is coming off a stellar first season in the NBA, during which he earned Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie First Team honors, but injuries took a toll and he's not a lock to be ready for training camp in October. The Sixers may even toy with the idea of trading him with highly-touted PG Dante Exum available in this summer's draft, though for now that's little more than speculation.
Jun 4 - 1:37 PM

The Sixers "bounced around" the idea of trading Michael Carter-Williams, according to

As always, if the price is right, virtually any player can be dealt. Of course, nothing is imminent here and the reigning Rookie of the Year will look to build off his impressive first season with the Sixers under almost any circumstance. The league did catch up to him as far as his scoring goes, so he will really need to work on his jumper this offseason.
May 28 - 2:15 PM

Michael Carter-Williams was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team on Thursday.

The reigning rookie of the year is also currently rehabbing a torn labrum in his right shoulder. There was no doubt MCW would earn this honor as he led all rookies in scoring with an average of 16.7 points. Carter-William's ability to contribute to multiple categories made him a top-25 fantasy point guard in his first season.
May 22 - 2:14 PM

Michael Carter-Williams had surgery to repair the labrum of his right shoulder on Tuesday, and there is no timetable for his return.

MCW was reportedly bothered by the injury during the regular season, but he fought through the injury to earn Rookie of the Year honors. "After careful consideration and thoughtful research, we collectively agreed that it was in Michael’s best interest to move forward with the procedure now and allow maximum recovery time," said Sixers GM Sam Hinkie. Carter-Williams now seems doubtful to play on the 76ers' summer league team, and his availability for training camp in October isn't set in stone.
Source: Daily Times
May 6 - 6:02 PM

Michael Carter-Williams will be named Rookie of the Year for 2013-14 during an official ceremony on Monday.

News of the award broke over the weekend and has since been confirmed, though there was never much drama given MCW's historic play -- he averaged 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game, and memorably approached a quadruple-double vs. the Heat in his very first NBA contest. Magic rookie Victor Oladipo finished second in this year's voting, followed by Utah's Trey Burke.
May 5 - 9:18 AM

Michael Carter-Williams will be named Rookie of the Year for 2013-14, according to

There was never any drama surrounding this year's award, as MCW was the frontrunner all season with averages of 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.9 steals. The only other rookie in NBA history to compile at least 16/6/6 with 1.9 steals per game was Magic Johnson, and MCW was the only rookie to crack top-100 value in roto leagues this season.
May 3 - 4:02 PM

Michael Carter-Williams cooled off in Wednesday's finale, hitting just 3-of-10 shots for 12 points, six rebounds and four assists, but also hit three 3-pointers in a win over the Heat.

MCW should easily win the Rookie of the Year award and had a nice year, despite some injuries and inconsistent play. He's going to be a popular fantasy point guard option next season and it's kind of scary to think about how good he might be a couple years from now.
Apr 16 - 11:59 PM

Michael Carter-Williams, James Anderson, Adonis Thomas, Thaddeus Young and Henry Sims are starting for the Sixers on tank day.

MCW will hopefully go out with a bang, while Young might be playing his last game as a Sixer. And Sims could have another solid line tonight, while this will be one of the first times we'll get a long look at Thomas.
Apr 16 - 7:26 PM

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PG1Michael Carter-Williams
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SF1Hollis Thompson
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PF1Nerlens Noel
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3Jerami Grant
4Arsalan Kazemi
5Jarvis Varnado
C1Henry Sims
2Arnett Moultrie
3Joel Embiid
4Hasheem Thabeet