His debut was historic and his first three games with the Sixers were record-breaking. On Monday, Michael Carter-Williams was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Carter-Williams joins Shaquille O'Neal as the only players ever to win Eastern Conference Player of the Week awards their first week in the NBA. The rookie point guard averaged 20.7 points, 9.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 4.3 steals as the Sixers beat the Heat, Wizards and Bulls during an improbable 3-0 start. He shot 47 percent from the field and from three.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Carter-Williams' first week was his ability to protect the ball. He committed just seven turnovers while stealing 13 passes and dishing out 27 assists. And that came against the two-time defending champion Miami Heat, the lightning quick John Wall and former MVP Derrick Rose.