The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey reports 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams is "ahead of schedule" following surgery on May 6th to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. Carter-Williams told Pompey, "I'm back to shooting. I have full extension and everything."
That's good news for Sixers fans as the one main weakness in Carter-Williams' game is his inconsistent jump shot. The more work he can get on it in the off-season, the better weapon he can become for the Sixers when their season kicks off in the fall.
The 22-year-old finished the year leading all rookies in scoring (16.7), assists (6.3), rebounds (6.2) and steals (1.9) en route to winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award. He is just the third player in the modern era to lead rookies in those categories joining Oscar Robertson and Alvan Adams. Carter-Williams is the first 76er to win the award since Allen Iverson in 1996-97.
Carter-Williams is the first player since Mark Jackson in 1988 to win the Rookie of the Year award despite being selected outside the top-10.
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