On a night when Philly honored its best player in the last 20 years, a Rookie forced himself into the spotlight with a historic night.
Rookies have had great debuts and early season games before. Derrick Rose was great in his first NBA game and he went on to win MVP a few years later. At the same time, Brandon Jennings dropped 55 points in just his 7th pro game… and that still may be looked at as the high point of his career.
It’s too early to say which way Michael Carter Williams is headed, but in a season where his team was supposed to be pretty much unwatchable, he did put the world on notice!