Comparing Michael Carter-Williams to Philadelphia 76ers' Best Rookie Debuts

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Comparing Michael Carter-Williams to Philadelphia 76ers' Best Rookie Debuts
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Michael Carter-Williams is all smiles after the incredibly strong start to his NBA career.

Michael Carter-WilliamsNBA career is off to a nice start, but how does it compare to some of the other Philadelphia 76ers' best rookie debuts?

Being selected with the No. 11 pick in the NBA draft doesn't usually come with the highest of expectations. Carter-Williams has proved that it's more about the player selected than what pick they end up being taken with.

Averaging 17.7 points, 7.3 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game is pretty much ridiculous. There is still a ton of basketball to be played, but continuing to put these kind of numbers up would solidify Carter-Williams' rookie season among some of Philadelphia's best.

Let's compare his ongoing rookie year to some of Philly's top ones throughout the years.

 

All statistics in this article are accurate as of games played through Dec. 18 and are taken from Basketball-Reference.com.

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