Sixers Exercise Team Options On Three Players
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – OCTOBER 31, 2014 – The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have exercised the third-year options on the contracts for Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel as well as the fourth-year option on Tony Wroten’s contract.
Carter-Williams was named the 2013-14 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, joining Allen Iverson as the only players to win the award in franchise history. He also joined Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson as the only rookies in league history to average at least 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists.
Noel made his NBA debut in the Sixers season opener at Indiana on Wednesday night and had a game-high tying 10 rebounds along with three blocks. The 20-year-old became the first player with at least 10 boards and three blocks in his debut since Dwight Howard in 2004.
Wroten started the season opener for the Sixers and had 22 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Last season, the 21-year-old joined Calvin Murphy as the only players in NBA history to average at least 13.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in fewer than 25.0 minutes per game.
The Sixers play at Milwaukee tonight at 8:30 p.m. (ET). Comcast SportsNet’s coverage begins with Sixers Pre Game Live at 8 p.m. while veteran Sixers radio play-by-play announcer Tom McGinnis can be heard on the Sixers flagship station 97.5 The Fanatic (WPEN-FM), 97.3 ESPN South Jersey (WENJ), Sports Radio 1470 AM Allentown (WSAN), ESPN 1050 AM in Williamsport, WPDC AM 1600 in Elizabethtown, The Voice 830 AM (WEEU) and 103.1 FM State College starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The Sixers home opener, presented by Independence Blue Cross, is against the four-time defending Eastern Conference Champion Miami HEAT tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the home opener and the rest of the 2014-15 season are available at SIXERS.COM or by calling 215-339-7676.