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Carter-Williams' reversal of fortunes (for a day)

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06:59 AM ET 07.12 | Finally, Michael Carter-Williams had himself a nice showing. Carter-Williams, up until [Thursday], was one of the worst performers in Orlando. His field goal percentage for the week hovered around 25 percent, which is downright horrible. More than once he's complained to the referee rather than run back on defense, and has attempted many a jumper with many a miss. [Thursday], however, was a different story. Though he did have eight turnovers, he also had nine assists, and would have had several more had his teammates been able to convert some easy looks. He looked much more in control, much more mature, and much more like the type of player he should look to be: pass-first, and scoring only when the opportunity presents itself.

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July 12, 2013  08:18 AM ET

He's a rookie so this up and downs should be expected.... let's be patient and give him the chance to grow to mature. He'll be fine....

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July 12, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Better Save Your Money, Bro.

July 12, 2013  11:00 AM ET

It's Summer ball so everyone and their mother that's on the court are out their to overly impress the coaches which creates bad decisions and/or sloppy play.

July 12, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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I'm sorry......When you have 8 To's in a game....you're all over the placeAnd its summer league.....guys barely even try and defend

You're right about the TO but these guys defend in the summer league. This is not an allstar game. Every single player is playing hard and trying to make an impression. They're all trying to get to the next level.

July 12, 2013  01:31 PM ET

The difference in the summer league is they are not running plays but basic sets of pick and rolls. The defense has the advantage and he is a rookie forcing passes, forcing penetration and not really on the same page with teammates. He will be better once he is running some plays giving it to Turner or Thad and shooting less.

Season stats expected 10-12pts, 5rebs 6 assist 1.7 steals 3 TO'/game 41%FG 30% 3FG. He is going to play major minutes and put this up easy on a bad Philly team.

July 12, 2013  02:04 PM ET

Since Philly is officially in full Tank mode, they probably don't even want the kid to be playing well anyway :-)

 
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