CSN Philly's John Finger reports Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams will participate in full-contact practice with the team for the this season on Thursday. Reports say the Sixers are hoping to get reigning Rookie of the Year back next Friday against the Dallas Mavericks.
Carter-Williams sat out the preseason after undergoing shoulder surgery in the offseason.
The 23-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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