There have been rumors going around about the Philadelphia 76ers possibly trading rookie sensation Michael Carter-Williams (technically a second-year player now since the 76ers’ season is over). That would be a terrible move by Philadelphia.
Philly, the guy just won the NBA Rookie of the Year. In case if you somehow missed it, take a look at his stats one more time: 16.7 points per game, 6.3 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per game. Those stats are good for most point guards, yet Carter-Williams managed to put them up as a rookie.
The kid hasn’t even come close to tapping into his potential, so why not wait and see what that potential could be? Players tend to get better after their rookie season — call me crazy. So just imagine what Carter-Williams could do in his second season or five years down the road. He has a very bright future and the 76ers have to hang on to him.
I always thought it was crazy how NBA teams give up on their draft pick(s) after one season. It would be absurd if Philadelphia gave up on Carter-Williams. Sure, he would probably garner a lot in a trade, a trade that does not guarantee success.
Philadelphia shouldn’t even be thinking about Dante Exum in the 2014 NBA Draft, or any other point guard (unless if it plans on playing Exum and Carter-Williams at the same time). The team has its point guard of the future. He stands at 6-foot-6 — amazing size for a PG — and just got done having a great year.
The 76ers can do what they want, but if they plan on staying bad, then they should trade away one of their best players.