Michael Carter Williams
Carter-Williams’ tenure with the Sixers, though short, was relatively impressive. The point guard from Syracuse was with the franchise during a transitional period when the team was beginning to consider “The Process”. In a system where he could be the focal point, Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game on the way to winning the NBA Rookie of the Year.
Since his departure from Philly, MCW has had a steady decline in terms of both playing time and contribution. He found a home in Orlando for the last four seasons as a role player, but the Magic not re-signing him is another sign that his NBA career may be close to being over. Expect MCW to be one of the last free agents to sign as camps may look for a bench player or need a roster spot filled due to injury.
Tell me you do not want to see the Bobi and Tobi show in Philly for another year! Okay, it is obvious the Sixers do not need another center on the roster, but it is impossible to ignore the chemistry that Boban has with Tobias in those Goldfish commercials.
Bobi is being left behind by today’s NBA since he cannot stretch the floor, and his value is strictly in the restricted area on offense. It is interesting what Bobi’s career would have looked like in the 80s and 90s, but since he is playing in an era where big men shoot from guard range and can play multiple positions, it is quite likely Bobi has played his last NBA game.
Lucas Johnson mentioned on our most recent podcast that Bobi’s future may be in Hollywood. He has already acted as a villain in a John Wick movie, and he knows how to read the temperature of a room well. I am unsure if we will see Bobi on the court next year, but we have not seen the last of him on our television screens.