76ers rookie Michael Carter-Williams was named NBA
Eastern Conference Player of the Week, for games played Oct. 29-Nov. 3, the
league announced Monday afternoon.
Carter-Williams and Shaquille O’Neal (1992) are the only
players in the league history to win the award in the first weeks of their
rookie seasons. Carter-Williams averaged 20.7 points, 9.0 assists and 4.3
An award like this doesn’t seem like something that will
faze Carter-Williams, the 21-year-old Syracuse product who is as low-key as
they come. His confident, calming demeanor is a reason the Sixers (3-0) are
undefeated through the season’s first week.
“I just try to focus on the next game, each and every day,”
Carter-Williams said Monday at shootaround, before the Sixers hosted Golden
State. “I work as hard as I can and do whatever to help the team.”
Said Spencer Hawes: “The first game (a win over Miami),
the way he handled both ends down the stretch, and the calming presence he had
to get us in the halfcourt and execute in the halfcourt, I think that’s when he
Minnesota’s Kevin Love won Western Conference Player of
the Week honors.
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