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Sixers Michael Carter-Williams Leading NBA Rookie of the Year Race

Submitted to Khandyman Sports from Justin at FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.com.

We are a little more than two months into the 2013-2014 season and we can already determine which rookies will lead the race for the NBA Rookie of the Year award.

MCW has led the Sixers offense, leading the team in assists while putting up big scoring, rebounding, and steals numbers.

Surprisingly, this season’s No.1 overall pick, Anthony Bennett from the Cleveland Cavaliers, isn’t even in the discussion. On the other hand, the No.2 pick Victor Oladipo from the Orlando Magic, and the 10th overall pick Michael Carter-Williams from the Philadelphia 76ers, lead the race. In fact, Carter-Williams is the outright leader at the moment, thanks to the superb performances he is putting up all season long. Trey Burke, from the Utah Jazz, is also a strong candidate. Burke entered the season injured, but it didn’t take long before he made his presence felt.

MCW is putting up star numbers during his NBA rookie campaign. The 22-year old Syracuse product is averaging 17.8 points per game to go along with 7.0 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 steals. He is also shooting 41.3 percent from the floor. In fact, Carter-Williams is fairly considered a top-10 point guard in the league at the moment. This comes as a surprise, since only a few people around the NBA world predicted he would play that well during his first season in the league.

Victor Oladipo is also recording a terrific season with the Orlando Magic, but almost all NBA and draft analysts expected such a performance from him. The 21-year old guard is showcasing his leadership skills and is averaging 13.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He is also shooting 40.3 percent from the floor. The Magic are certainly happy to have him onboard and they are planning their future around him. In fact, as of lately, the team is involved in a bunch of trade rumors that have other members of their backcourt getting traded away. Of course, the Magic are planning to use Oladipo more and more in the future.

Trey Burke, the No.9 overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, is also putting up significant numbers this season. He is averaging 13.3 points, 5.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 38.8 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from three-point territory.

Other players that are in the discussion for the Rookie of the Year award this season are Tim Hardaway Jr. from the New York Knicks, Ben McLemore from the Sacramento Kings and Giannis Antetokounmpo from the Milwaukee Bucks. All three of them have the potential to become stars later on in their careers. Nonetheless, at the moment they don’t seem to be able to threaten MCW, Burke or Oladipo.

Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 8.4 points and 1.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.6 percent from the floor and 40.2 percent from three-point range, and he does all that in just 18.5 minutes per contest.

Giannis, who is just 19 years old, is putting up 6.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.6 percent from the field.

Finally, Ben McLemore is averaging 8.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 36.2 percent from the floor this season.

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Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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