Chad Ford of has "heard a lot of rumblings from GMs that [Michael] Carter-Williams is available." (Photo by Isaac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)[/caption]Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams scored a season-high 29 points against the Raptors on Wednesday with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer on 12-of-25 from the field and 4-of-8 from the line in 41 minutes.

But do the Sixers view him as a long term piece of the puzzle?

The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year is having a fine sophomore campaign, but according to ESPN NBA insider Chad Ford the Sixers still could be thinking of moving him.

"There are some in ownership and in the front office, though not all, that don't see him as a long-term piece of the puzzle," Ford says in his latest chat on

Ford goes on to suggest: "I've heard a lot of rumblings from GMs that Carter-Williams is available."

The Sixers were looking to deal MCW during the draft and during the first few months of the season according to Ford and he goes on to say the Sixers are asking for a lot in return for Carter-Williams

"There was a lot of chatter that direction before the draft and in the past few weeks I know several teams have had exploratory discussions with the Sixers," Ford stated in his chat. "I think the challenge right now is that the Sixers will want a lot in return and MCW's play, to date this season, hasn't warranted multiple first round picks for him. That makes him tough to deal."