Carter-Williams silencing skeptics, including his coach

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Michael Carter-Williams leads all rookies in points, rebounds and assists after being drafted No. 11 overall.

Michael Carter-Williams leads all rookies in points, rebounds and assists after being drafted No. 11 overall.

It so happened that Carter-Williams had his own doubts about visiting the 76ers before the draft. "I even fought it for a little bit because I was like, they have Jrue Holiday -- why should I want to work out for them?" he said. "But my agent (Jeff Schwartz) told me I should, so luckily I did. »

Brett Brown (right) wasn't always a believer in Michael Carter-Williams as an NBA player.

Brett Brown (right) wasn't always a believer in Michael Carter-Williams as an NBA player.

It isn't what Carter-Williams has done so far that matters. It's that he has a chance to do more than most ever imagined, which has made for a more encouraging first step than Brown might have envisioned that night last June in San Antonio.