Not many people expected the type of output that star point guard Michael Carter-Williams put forth in his rookie season in 2013-14. While his season with the Philadelphia 76ers was a very productive one that could mean more minutes and a leadership role with the team, he might be on his way out just as fast as he broke out as a star rookie.
Rumors are circulating that the 76ers are interested in Australian point guard Dante Exum in the upcoming draft and that could mean that MCW has to move over to the two-guard position.
What is the likelihood of that?
According to ESPN’s Chad Ford:
“The Philadelphia 76ers are Exum fans as well, and if Wiggins is off the board, Exum will be in the mix. They think Exum and Carter-Williams could play together in the backcourt, although it would not be a very good shooting tandem. I think the more obvious fit comes if they trade Carter-Williams, an idea I’m told they have bounced around.”
Apparently the Sixers are considering a trade of Carter-Williams — who just won the league’s Rookie of the Year award and is one of the most talented and versatile young players in the league.
Just a terrible idea on Philadelphia’s part.
Sure, Exum could be a once-in-a-decade type of talent at the point guard position, but is it worth trading the best rookie in the NBA for? Absolutely not.
You have a sure thing on your team already who recorded 16.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game in his rookie season and you’re considering moving him? If you’re Philadelphia, you need to think long and hard about what you want because I guarantee this is not it.
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