Friday, November 8, 2013

Michael Carter-Williams: I should have been top pick

Michael Carter-Williams is off to fantastic start to his NBA career with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Through five games, the Syracuse product is averaging 19.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per game. Those numbers were even better through his first three games, which led him to become only the second player to win Eastern Conference Player of the Week in his first week in the league, joining Shaq.

Not only his Carter-Williams playing well, but he is outplaying every rookie in his class, including top pick Anthony Bennett of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who is averaging just 1.0 point and 3.2 rebounds per game through his first five.

"Every game I try to prove that I could've been the No. 1 pick," Carter-Williams told Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears recently. "I have confidence in myself that I should've been."

Now, a handful of games doesn't make a career, because it's an extremely small sample size to go off of, but Carter-Williams looks like a strong contender for Rookie of the Year honors at this point.

For the record, Carter-Williams was selected 11th overall in this past draft.

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