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Michael Carter-Williams has only been running the point on a full-time basis for a year. While his playmaking abilities are undeniable, his decision-making at times can be all over the place.
And much of that has to do with improving his feel as an orchestrator.
It doesn't help that his jump shot is terribly shaky. He made just 29.2 percent of his threes as a sophomore at Syracuse, and his mid-range pull-up game was no better.
After Carter-Williams' hot start in 2012-13, defenses began taking away his driving lanes and going under screens. Without confidence in his jumper, he began forcing the issue, trying to fit through gaps and openings he had no business trying to squeeze through.
He averaged 3.4 turnovers per game last season despite sharing the ball with Brandon Triche. Developing a more reliable jumper will open up his attack game, where he's a danger to defenses given his size (6'6'') and athleticism for a ball-handler.
He won't have many supporting weapons to lean on as a rookie in Philadelphia. And until he gets them, you can expect Carter-Williams to struggle with offensive efficiency.