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Philadelphia 76ers: Michael Carter-Williams Confident He Won’t Be Traded

Michael Carter-Williams
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams has been in a particularly odd situation as of late. Despite winning the NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award, Carter-Williams’ name has been brought up in trade rumors because the 76ers apparently are very high on Dante Exum, the consensus top point guard in the draft.

Carter-Williams was just about the only salvageable part of Philadelphia’s season this year, and it just seems odd that they’d b so willing to part ways with him so quickly. Despite the rumors, Carter-Williams is confident he won’t be traded, according to CSN Philly.

“I didn’t even pay any attention to it,” Carter-Williams told the WIP morning show on Wednesday. “I have a great relationship with the coaches and the GM here, you know, I’m pretty confident that I’m not going anywhere for a little while. So, yeah, I heard it and I didn’t really pay any attention to it.”

Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game for the Sixers in his rookie season. Exum plays a very similar style of basketball, so it’s tough to imagine the two of them co-existing in the same backcourt. Philadelphia has the third pick in the NBA Draft, so either Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker will be available when it’s their turn on the clock.

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