Carter-Williams says Sixers won't trade him

Carter-Williams says Sixers won't trade him
June 4, 2014, 4:45 pm
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Michael Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game in his rookie season with the Sixers. (USA Today Images)

Sixers point guard and the new NBA Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams, has heard the rumors and he doesn’t think much of them.

That’s what Carter-Williams said when he talked to the WIP morning show as well as  Sixers beat writer for the Burlington County Times, Tom Moore. In town to make some appearances, Carter-Williams was asked about the possibility of the Sixers trading him in an elaborate draft-day deal.

He wasn’t biting.

“I didn’t even pay any attention to it,” Carter-Williams told the WIP morning show on Wednesday. “I have a great relationship with the coaches and the GM here, you know, I’m pretty confident that I’m not going anywhere for a little while. So, yeah, I heard it and I didn’t really pay any attention to it.”

Though Carter-Williams hasn’t paid attention to the trade talk, he said he will pay close attention to the actual draft. Considering Carter-Williams played against some of the top prospects, he has a unique perspective.

“I follow it pretty close,” Carter-Williams told WIP. “I am interested to see who we’re going to get. To be honest with you, I have no clue as of right now, but I am interested to who comes to work out with us and how they do. I don’t think I have a preference. Any of the guys will be great, the three of them (Wiggins, Parker, and Embiid)  are all great players.”

In addition to collecting his Rookie of the Year award, Carter-Williams had surgery to repair the labrum in his shoulder. Recovery time from labrum surgery is typically two-to-five months, which all but rules out Carter-Williams for the Orlando and Las Vegas summer leagues in July.

He hasn’t completely ruled out summer league, though.

“I'm just going along based on how I feel, really,” Carter-Williams told Moore.

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