Posted by: C. Smith
06/27/13 9:01 pm EST

..in the 2013 NBA Draft Sam Hinkie and the Philadelphia 76ers selected point guard Michael Carter Williams (6-6; 185) out of Syracuse.

Wait.  What????  C’mon.  You can’t be serious.

It’s no lie, but honestly — who cares.

The even bigger news is that Hinkie traded Jrue Holiday to the Pelicans for Nerlens Noel (Picked #6 — He dropped down the draft board like Ryan Howard when he tore his Achilles) and a 1st round pick in 2014.

BAM. POW.  Nice to meet you Sam Hinkie.

That’s right, in one of the more chaotic drafts I can ever recall, the Sixers made a huge trade that sent the face of their franchise packing and in return received an athletic 7-footer and an extra Lottery pick in 2014.  They then selected the 21-year old Carter Williams (6-6; 185) at #11.  Not one of the online “experts” we researched nor a single scout that I talked with prior to the draft predicted the Sixers would go in these wild directions.

Sam Hinkie is owning this 2013 Draft.

After the jump some reviews on and video of MCW…


draftexpress.com says about MCW:  …Michael Carter-Williams who ranks as the least efficient scorer in this group at 0.746 points per-possession. His 22.1% overall turnover rate is the second worst among his peers, as is his 0.683 PPP in the half court. Those two stats are representative of the two key areas his scouting report notes he need to make strides in to reach his potential as a pro: his decision-making and perimeter shooting.

Turning the ball over on 28% of his pick and roll possessions, the highest among his peers, ball security was an area of concern for Carter-Williams in the half court last season. Sporting a 3.6 assist to turnover ratio in transition, he’s more efficient as a playmaker in the open floor at this point in his career.

Carter-Williams’ well documented issues as a shooter cost him here as well, as his 26.2% shooting on pull-up jumpers and 28% shooting off the catch are a major limiting factor on his scoring ability in the half court, resulting in his ranks as the second worst spot-up and 5th worst pick and roll shooter in this group.

Often lauded for his ability to score at the rim, a bit of fishing shows that Carter-Williams shoots a slightly below average 48.8% as a finisher in the half court, though he compensates by shooting nearly 60% at the basket as the ball-handler in transition.

While Carter-Williams doesn’t look great here, this doesn’t reveal anything teams don’t already know about him. Whoever drafts him will be excited about his size, solid one-on-one ability, athleticism in the open floor, and the player he has the opportunity to become as he begins to work on his two very much improvable weaknesses.


19 Responses to “DRAFT13: WITH THE 11th PICK…”

  1. Geoff
    27. June 2013 at 21:06

    This was a GREAT move. Jrue is good but replaceable. The Sixers have now cleared cap space, got a true point guard, a center with potential to be one of the best in the league, AND potentially 2 lotto picks in next years loaded draft. Plus Nerlens won’t play until January furthering our chances to get into the lottery. We can let Evan Turner go next year or trade him away whatever. The future is looking up.

  2. Yeah! No.
    27. June 2013 at 21:15

    ET will get his chance at the point…

  3. Itchy
    27. June 2013 at 21:25

    shocked, but excited?? knee injuries all over again??

  4. Rafi
    27. June 2013 at 21:27

    So, ideally, given tanking, 2014 looks something like this?

    PG: 2014 draft pick or free agent, MCW
    SG: 2014 draft pick or free agent
    SF: Andrew “Ender” Wiggins (I’m calling that as his nickname right now, because it must be done.)
    PF: Thad, Hawes
    C: Noel

    Any suggestions? I say trade Turner, by the way.

  5. RYN_JAY
    27. June 2013 at 21:27

    Amazing, simply amazing. I knew Hinkie was the man.

  6. Itchy
    27. June 2013 at 21:27

    who’s our new GM?? ballsy dude goodbye Jrue

  7. Philadunkia
    27. June 2013 at 21:32

    The Sixers are not done trading yet. Two sources tell me they are trying to trade back in2 the 1st round. Hold on to your seats.

    — C. Smith

  8. Yeah! No.
    27. June 2013 at 21:32

    I just realized we traded a Holiday for Xmas!

  9. Chief Royster
    27. June 2013 at 21:51

    Getting rid of Jrue was stupid… Period

  10. Bob in Boston
    27. June 2013 at 22:44

    Love what they have done so far, and I am think Hinkie will find a way to get TRob from the Rockets – maybe Moultrie and #35 this year. Just sayin. Can’t wait for 2 years from now.

  11. George
    27. June 2013 at 22:59

    I guess we just got a future. I also guess we got a bit bigger and more room under the cap. I hope we let the MCW start, turner play 2, young 3, moultrie 4, and hawes 5. Swing for that lottery again

  12. Rob h
    27. June 2013 at 23:10

    I was devastated at first when it was reported that we gave a first and jrue for Noel but since we are getting a pick and jrue I think we made out well. Hopefully it all works out.

  13. Alex Hootan
    28. June 2013 at 00:25

    Clearing Cap Space for what?? Howard? Paul?? Rondo??
    Sending Jrue to NO works well hear only if there is a bigger plan in works here. We need to see what the overall plan is.

  14. Rob h
    28. June 2013 at 02:29

    The bigger plan is to tank the season sign guys to one year deals and pray every night before you go to bed for the number 1 pick next season. No Howard or Paul this year no one will want to play on this abysmal roster. However next year if things fall the way they hope maybe they can convince some talented players to come play on this young up and coming team. Losing holiday was a blow, especially since I bought his jersey after Christmas, but is probably in the best intrest of the franchise. Be horrendous to get good is the strategy here and in that regards the move was a good one. Now our future is in ping pong balls, better than bynums knees I suppose.

  15. Dre
    28. June 2013 at 02:33

    FULL TANK MODE. LeBron James in 2014.

    Sixers 2014-2015 NBA Champions

  16. drunkenmcguire
    28. June 2013 at 04:22

    the sixers are the best at drafting..thank god they have 2 more strikes next year..they havent drafted an allstart since AI.. oh wait they did 4 years ago but traded him tonight..well at least the team doesnt blow as bad as the front office

  17. Skywalker
    28. June 2013 at 09:01

    Wow!!!!! Holiday gone……Wow…….Well tell the GM, “Mr Haney”, he might as well let Eva Gabor ruin….Ooops, run this draft!

  18. Distraught
    28. June 2013 at 10:21

    The poor victims in this are the ticket associates who will not sell another season ticket this year. There is absolutely no reason to pay to watch this team, unless the start Kwame Brown (and then it’s only for comedic value). The slogan this year should be “The Race for 76 [losses]”

  19. Jim
    28. June 2013 at 16:47

    LOL at Steve Toll for arguing that extending Holiday was foolish. This trade never goes down if Holiday isn’t extended. Good trade for both teams.

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