HoopsHype Michael Carter-Williams rumors

May 27, 2014 Updates

Many NBA execs also question what position he will play. Exum fancies himself as a combination of Manu Ginobli and yes, Westbrook. Throw in the body type of Michael Carter-Williams and you’ve got Dante Exum. Interesting combination to say the least, but what stands out in that mixture isn’t as much pure point guard as it is ‘playmaker.’ I think this is where a lot of scouts and execs get misled, why does a player necessarily have to be a pure point guard? HoopsHype

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The NBA decided to take a week off from the awards circuit in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal. Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford is scheduled to receive his Sixth Man Award next week, and Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams will be named Rookie of the Year, according to ESPN and multiple reports. ESPN.com

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Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams will be named the NBA Rookie of the Year, according to a report Saturday on NJ.com. ESPN.com

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Brett Brown readily admits it. The 76ers need to get a star with their top five pick in the June 26 NBA Draft. “I think it's important,” Brown said during a 10-minute interview after Tuesday's practice. “I think it's really important. “Stars want to play with stars. And it's too early to say anything about Michael (Carter-Williams) or what you can project Nerlens (Noel) out to be. Just because somebody's chosen high in the draft doesn't mean they're going to be a star, either.” Bucks County Courier Times

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The entire back wall of his locker is taken up by a large laminated poster with the names and faces of all of the NBA’s referees this season. It’s full color, with first names bolded in capital letters below each official’s head shot, all of which are big enough and clear enough to be referenced (and perhaps remembered) at a glance. Carter-Williams laughed when I brought it up following his team’s first win in almost two months, a 123-98 victory over the Pistons which snapped a league-record 26-game losing streak. “My coaches put that up so I’ll learn the names of the refs and build a relationship with them,” he said. “So that’s why that’s up there.” NBCSports.com

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The Philadelphia 76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams, the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard headline the list of 18 players selected for the 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge to be played Friday, Feb. 14, in New Orleans during NBA All-Star 2014. Carter-Williams, the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in October/November, leads all first year players in scoring (17.4 ppg), assists (6.7 apg), rebounding (5.6 apg) and steals (2.41 spg). Davis, the league leader in blocks (3.27 bpg), is averaging a double-double with 20.4 points and 10.4 rebounds. Lillard, the 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year has the Trail Blazers near the top of the Western Conference standings thanks to averages of 20.6 points and 5.6 assists. Basketball Insiders

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That doesn’t account for all the times Augustin simply beat Irving off the dribble, but he’s not alone. Just within the last three weeks, here are the point guards that have really hurt the Cavs: Denver’s Ty Lawson had 19 points and 11 assists (averages 18 ppg, 8.9 apg), Portland’s Damian Lillard had 28 points and 5 assists (averages 21.2 ppg, 5.8 apg), the Lakers’ Kendall Marshall had 10 points and 16 assists (averages 10.1 ppg, 9.1 apg), Sacramento’s Isaiah Thomas had 26 points and 6 assists (averages 19.5 ppg, 6.3 apg), Utah rookie Trey Burke had 17 points and 6 assists (averages 13.5 ppg, 5.6 apg) and Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams had 33 points and 5 assists (17.5 ppg, 6.7 apg). Akron Beacon Journal

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