The NBA announced Friday that Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams earned Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors for April, besting a field of nominees which included Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo word. The award is Carter-Williams' fourth of the season, making him and Orlando's rookie the only Eastern players to capture it in the 2013/14 season. Oladipo won the award in December and in February.
Carter-Williams averaged 17.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 6.4 assists on 52.5 percent shooting in April. Oladipo's numbers--12 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists on 46.8 percent shooting--were far more modest, which goes a long way toward explaining why Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk, Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee, and New York Knicks swingman Tim Hardaway Jr. also received consideration for the April honor.
Out West, Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke picked up his third Rookie of the Month honor.
Following the conclusion of Orlando's season on Wednesday night, Oladipo said he planned to give his Rookie of the Month trophies to his mother. He had been keeping them in his locker stall at Amway Center.