Sixers Deal Michael Carter-Williams to Milwaukee
Michael Carter-Williams has been traded to Milwaukee as part of a three-team swap on Thursday.
The Sixers are getting the Lakers’ protected first-round pick that they owed to the Suns, tweets Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.
While fans of the Sixers and Carter-Williams didn't seem happy with the deal, its hard to ignore that this was coming. The the reigning rookie of the year, has struggled from long range during his two NBA seasons.
According to ESPN stats and information, Carter-Williams has the second-worst three-point percentage among those who have taken at least 100 3's (25.6 percent) and the third-lowest effective field goal percentage of anyone taking at least 10 shots per game.
Carter-Williams leaves the Sixers averaging 16.0 points, 7.4 assists and 6.2 rebounds in 111 games played. His career .261 three-point percentage and his 3.8 turnovers per game seem to be numbers that stood out to San Hinke and made a move that he simply could not pass up by getting a potential top five draft pick from Phoenix.
So Sixers fans, what do you think of the move? To good to pass up or two steps back again?
The stat-heads out there will tell you Carter-Williams is not the right fit analytically and that the assets were to great to pass on. The frustrated fan was ready to see the core of MCW, Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid begin to grow together.
Now, fans will have to wait to see what Sam Hinkie has planned for his possible four first round picks this draft season.
ESPN.com NBA insider Kevin Pelton joined me to discuss the deal further today on the Sports Bash. Does Kevin think Sam Hinkie made a smart deal?