Point Guard- Michael Carter-Williams
Michael Carter-Williams had a great rookie season. His averages of 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists per game were by far the best of anyone from his 2013 draft class. This season his averages are down in what appears to be sophomore slump, but one thing that has been higher are his assists per game. For a point guard in todays NBA, his current average of 7.5 assists per game is good news for Sixers fans. His assists average is higher than LeBron James, Kyle Lowry, and Damian Lillard. Each of those three players are all-stars this year and play the same role of floor general as Carter-Williams.
It is also worth noting that of the top 10 assists leaders in the NBA, Carter-Williams and Ty Lawson are the only two players that have no teammates that have been all-stars in the past two seasons. Also, between Carter-Williams and Lawson, Lawson has much better partners in crime on the hardwood. Arron Afflalo, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, and Danilo Galinari are all very good players. Faried was on team USA and he could be an all-star in the future. Carter-Williams’ best teammates are Tony Wroten, Robert Covington, Nerlens Noel, and Joel Embiid. Half of those players are out for the rest of the season, and the other two would barely be role players on a contender. When Carter-Williams matures and gets the help he needs, MCW is going to tear it up.