HoopsHype Michael Carter-Williams rumors

December 2, 2013 Updates

Safe to say MCW is about to be named Philly's first Rookie of the Month since Allen Iverson back in April 1997. Equally safe to say Sixers fans are watching what happens with New Orleans as closely as their own team with the Pels owing them a first-rounder in June unless it falls in the top five. ESPN.com

Nowadays, Carter-Zegarowski and her best friend, Tracie Tracy, are running his management team. They are taking a proactive approach to make sure he doesn't spend all his money in a couple of years. His rookie contract guarantees him $4.5 million over his first two seasons. He could make a total of $10 million if the Sixers pick up the final two seasons of his contract. But his salary is deposited into a trust he can't touch for three years. Carter-Williams is living off endorsement deals with Nike and Panini trading cards. That's just one of the benefits of having caring parents. Philadelphia Inquirer

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NBA executive No. 1: "I would think about moving Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes. And that's only if this winning continues. I don't know how long it can. This is the time of year when the poor teams -- if they're going to win games -- win a few because the guys on the team still believe they can win. Midway through the season, they won't have the same amount of confidence once they realize they're not a good team. So I would be stunned if they can sustain this. Besides Michael Carter-Williams, Turner, Hawes and Thaddeus Young, they've got nobody. There is no way, if I were Hinkie, I would begin to think this is a nucleus I can build around. No way. Not right now. I thought before the season they were going to win less than 10 games. Their bench guys weren't even that good in college. ESPN.com

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His nine steals set a record for most NBA steals in a debut and tied the record for most steals by a Sixer in a single game. The 22 points were the most scored in a Sixer debut since Allen Iverson, who scored 30 vs. Milwaukee in 1996. Iverson, in attendance after announcing his retirement, saw what the standing, stomping Sixers fans witnessed at the end of Wednesday's game: Carter-Williams grabbed a critical rebound and sank two free throws in the waning seconds to preserve the Philadelphia win. "It couldn't have gone any better," Carter-Williams finally conceded with a wide smile and a chuckle. "I was all excited up in here. I'll be excited tonight, celebrate with my family and then back to work tomorrow." "He did great. And that's an understatement," said Sixers guard Evan Turner. "He had a great game. He led us. He played a great all-around game. His poise out there for a young guy was tremendous." The Post-Standard

His teammates told him to "be patient, just stay within my game." It was just a basketball game, he said. He had put in the hours, done the work. Turner referenced Carter-Williams' poise, his patience, his competitive spirit. All that was left was to play. And when it was over, he admitted it seemed like a dream. "It's my first NBA game. We were able to come up with a win and we all played great," Carter-Williams said later, surrounded by reporters in the Sixers locker room. "So I'll never forget this day. It's a dream come true." The Post-Standard

October 31, 2013 Updates

Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams piled up 22 points, 12 assists, nine steals and seven rebounds as Philadelphia raced to a 22-point lead against the two-time defending champions in a stunning 114-110 victory in their season opener at the Wells Fargo Center. It was the most steals by any player in a career debut in NBA history. Carter-Williams also committed just one turnover. "Are you kidding me? … What do you say?" Brown said. "You look at the win and you look at the stat line. He was very, very good." USA Today Sports

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Tony Wroten, the 76ers sixth man, introduces team WHOP (We Handle Our Problems). The group includes Wroten and Sixers rookie guards Michael Carter-Williams, Khalif Wyatt and Vander Blue (video). Philadelphia Inquirer

September 24, 2013 Updates

The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have signed rookies Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Carter-Williams (6-6, 185) was the 11th overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2013 NBA Draft. As a sophomore at Syracuse last season, the 21-year-old averaged 12 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals en route to earning All-Big East Second Team honors. Back in July, Carter-Williams averaged 14 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals for the Sixers in the Orlando Pro Summer League. NBA.com

August 31, 2013 Updates

Sixers rookies Michael Carter-Williams, and Noel, both first-round picks, remain unsigned. The Sixers will eventually sign them, but for now, they can maximize their cap space by keeping Noel and Carter-Williams off the books. Noel, who was selected sixth overall by New Orleans before the Sixers acquired him in a trade involving Jrue Holiday, will have a cap hold of $2,643,600. Selected 11th by the 76ers, Carter-Williams' cap hold will be $1,834,100. Philadelphia Inquirer

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