Michael Carter Williams Is First Player Since Shaq To Win Player Of The Week In First Week

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The Philadelphia 76ers shocked the NBA world when they went 3-0 in their first week of action, and now their exceptional rookie, Michael Carter-Williams has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. 

Defeating the defending champion Miami Heat in their season opener, and following it up with comeback wins against the Wizards and Bulls, the Sixers shot out to a hot 3-0 start on the fantastic numbers from MCW including 20 points a night, plus 9 assists and over 4 steals.  This included an insane opening night game where he had 22, 12, and 9 - that "9" being 9 steals. 

Carter-Williams is the first rookie to take home Easter Conference Player of the Week in their first week in the league since Shaquille O'Neal did it with the Magic more than 20 years ago.  


In his first three NBA games, Carter-Williams averaged 20.7 points and team highs of 9.0 [assists] and 4.3 steals. In his NBA debut on Oct. 30, a 114-110 home win over the Heat, Carter-Williams recorded 22 points, 12 assists, nine steals and seven rebounds.  The nine steals were the most by a rookie in his NBA debut, while the 12 assists represented the second most for a player in his first NBA game (Buffalo’s Ernie DiGregorio dished 14 assists in his NBA debut in 1973)

Leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to an undefeated start, Kevin Love was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.  


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