CSN Philly's John Finger reports the Sixers are eyeing November 13th against the Dallas Mavericks as the day Michael Carter-Williams returns to the lineup. ESPN noted the date could be pushed back so general manager Sam Hinkie can acquire a higher draft pick.
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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