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Michael Carter-Williams Will Be 2014 NBA Rookie Of The Year, Via Reports

He really should have stayed in school...

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Clearly, Michael Carter-Williams made a terrible decision leaving Syracuse early.

All he's done with what could have been his junior season was score 16.7 PPG, grab 6.2 RPG and dish out 6.3 APG with the Philadelphia 76ers. For his efforts, he'll be named Rookie of the Year next week.

The Syracuse product won Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month four out of the six months it was awarded this season, a strong sign that the Rookie of the Year Award was going to be his. Carter-Williams was the 11th overall pick in last year's NBA Draft.

He is the first Sixers' player to be considered for the award since Allen Iverson was named Rookie of the Year in 1996.

The only other two rookies to ever go 16/6/6 were Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson. Maybe you've heard of them. Donald Sterling doesn't want his girlfriend bringing either of them to Clippers games.

The only thing that's confusing is that so many commenters said MCW was dumb for leaving early instead of staying in school and getting better. I don't know what to believe anymore.