Projected to finish with a laughably bad record, the Sixers have surprised everyone by starting out the season 3-0 with two of their wins coming against Eastern Conference powerhouses the Chicago Bulls, and the Miami Heat. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams has been impressive, as he's scored 62 points over his first three games, which is the most by a rookie since Allen Iverson's 69 points in the 96-97 season.
He's not the only Sixer who has impressed, as Spencer Hawes has been solid down low, so much so that Evan Turner has started comparing him to Dwight Howard. Following the Sixers win over the Bulls on Saturday, where the big man had 18 points and 11 boards, Turner called him "the white Dwight."
"He's doing a great job, rebounding most of all," Turner said of Hawes. "We need the presence. Right now, he's the white Dwight [Howard]."
Could this nickname stick like the White Mamba did for Brian Scalabrine? We can only hope.