Forecast: MCW for Rookie of the Year

Originally Published: April 15, 2014

Michael Carter-WilliamsAP Photo/Matt SlocumSome may penalize Michael Carter-Williams for Philly's dreadful record this season. But not our panel.

Philadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams started his NBA career with a near-triple-double against the reigning champs and, according to our panel, will finish his first season as the undisputed Rookie of the Year.

The 11th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, Carter-Williams was a bright spot on a 76ers team that was determined to improve its lottery position in 2014 at the expense of winning games. The Sixers dealt away many of their top players, and the results were not pretty, including a 26-game losing streak.

Still, Carter-Williams pressed onward, leading all rookies in average scoring (16.7), rebounding (6.1), assists (6.3) and steals (1.9) per game.

Here is the voting breakdown by our ESPN Forecast panel.

ESPN Forecast: Who should win the Rookie of the Year award?

Voters ranked their top three picks, with a 5-3-1 scoring system

ESPN Forecast: Who will win the Rookie of the Year award?

Voters selected one name each

ESPN Forecast:
Most Valuable | Coach of Year | Rookie of Year | Defensive POY | Most Improved | Sixth Man


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