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76ers' Carter-Williams undergoes shoulder surgery

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After an NBA Rookie of the Year season, Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams had surgery on Tuesday to repair the labrum of his right shoulder.

The surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The team did not specific a timetable for Carter-Williams' rehab or his return to the court.

"The health of our players is our primary concern," Sixers president of basketball operations and general manager Sam Hinkie said. "There were a number of healthy discussions between Michael, our medical team, several medical specialists and Michael's representatives.

"After careful consideration and thoughtful research, we collectively agreed that it was in Michael's best interest to move forward with the procedure now and allow for maximum recovery time."

Carter-Williams was the bright spot during an otherwise dismal year for the 76ers. In his first season after being drafted in the first round out of Syracuse, he averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 70 games.

In joining Allen Iverson as the only players in Sixers history to win the Rookie of the Year Award, Carter-Williams was the first rookie to lead fellow first-year players in scoring, rebounding and assists since 1951.

The Sixers finished with the second-worst record in the league at 19-63.

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