Carter-Williams won the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award on Monday after becoming only the third player since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in scoring (16.7), rebounding (6.3) and assists (6.2). Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76) were the others.
Despite the performance of their dynamic guard, the 76ers were awful this season. They were 19-63 and tied an NBA record by losing 26 straight games.
“I'd definitely trade this award to be in the playoffs in a second,” Carter-Williams said. “Coaches tell me to watch the playoffs to look at how different the game is and I do see it. It's a whole different season. This game is about winning. I hope I set a positive example about leading your team in a good way no matter what. I hope guys that come in know the core of this team takes things seriously and we want to build something special.”
The agreement was reached Monday, one day after the Raptors lost Game 7 to the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The person requested anonymity because the team had not announced the deal.
Casey led the Raptors to a surprising 48-34 record and the Atlantic Division title in his third season with the team.