Michael Carter-Williams took the NBA by storm when he put up the ridiculous stat-line of 22 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds and 9 steals for the Philadelphia 76ers in his first career game. Things have slowed down a bit since then, but the question now becomes, can he continue to play at a high enough level to take home the Rookie of the Year award?
The answer to that question will come in time, but he's proven that he has the game to make it happen.
It's interesting that Carter-Williams is suddenly leading the race for Rookie of the Year, because he wasn't shy in expressing interest in the award before the season started.
Ben Jefferson of the United Kingdom's Daily Express wrote an article on Philadelphia's rookie point guard and some of his goals heading into his first season. Carter-Williams made it clear that he's aiming for the top:
I’m targeting the All Rookie Team and the Rookie of the Year award. Those are things I believe I’m capable of achieving.
There's a lot of basketball to still be played, but the Sixers might have a special player on their hands. A special player who's capable of winning the NBA's Rookie of the Year award.
Let's take a look at some of Carter-Williams' keys toward making that happen.