IT CERTAINLY isn't a time to raise a red flag, but perhaps having one stored away for the future might not be a bad idea.
Yesterday, the Sixers announced that Michael Carter-Williams underwent successful surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. That information came a day after MCW received rookie of the year honors, joining Allen Iverson (1997) as the second player in team history to garner that award.
"The health of our players is our primary concern," general manager Sam Hinkie said in a statement. "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."