MCW on ROY Award: ‘I’d Trade It for a Minute in the Playoffs’
Philadelphia 76ers rookie Michael Carter-Williams and legend Allen Iverson finally have something in common.
Both have now won the Rookie of the Year award while playing for the 76ers.
MCW was presented with the award today in Philadelphia along side his rookie head coach Brett Brown and a representative from KIA.
MCW became just the third rookie since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in scoring, rebounds and assists.
He received 104 of a possible 124 first place votes.
Even winning the award MCW would rather be like Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Bobcats, a third year player already having a taste of the playoffs.
"I would trade this award in to be in the playoffs with what I'm seeing right now," MCW said.
With the NBA's best rookie, Nerlens Noel two years of injury recovery time and two lottery picks in a loaded NBA draft, MCW knows expectations will be high.
"As we get more pieces, expectations will change and I want to bring my team to the playoffs, but it's a slow process," MCW told reporters.
MCW won the Rookie of the Month award four times this past season, four out of a possible six times.
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