Well, we got through the season of tanking. It’s all over and now everyone’s mindset is slated on the draft. Even though this was possibly the worst season in franchise history, we still have to reminisce. Michael Carter-Williams was the Rookie of the Year and it’s only right to start the best moments of the season off with his triple-double vs Victor Oladipo. The two should create a good rivalry in the future.
On December 3rd, 2013, Michael Carter-Williams notched the first triple-double of his career. His statline reads 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists vs the Orlando Magic and fellow rookie Victor Oladipo. Seeing Hawes and Turner still in a Sixers uniform gives me a little chuckle, oh those bright days. Evan Turner is dunking and Hawes hitting three’s, just glorious.
Games like these remind us why Carter-Williams was the Rookie of the Year winner. He had some rough stretches, but the rookie wall is real. Michael Carter-Williams fought through the rookie wall and will be able to give us more consistent performances like this in his sophomore campaign. MCW was taking it to Victor Oladipo all game, someone who has been hailed for his excellent defense — not when MCW is on the other side of the rock. If anyone needs a reason why Michael Carter-Williams deserves Rookie of the Year over Victor Oladipo, look no further than these highlights.
This game went to double OT, with the Sixers winning 125-120 when all was said and done. This kid is going to be special, very special. With his height and length, he could turn into a walking triple-double.
First, we have to see who the 76ers set up next to Carter-Williams in the draft. Lottery is in 10 days!