Eastern Notes: MCW, Sixers, Draft, Walker

Michael Carter-Williams admits he struggled to adjust after being traded, but the Syracuse product is happy to be in Milwaukee, Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel writes. “It’s good to know I’m going to be here growing with guys and knowing the chemistry,” Carter-Williams said. “I’m a Milwaukee Buck now and I hope I’m here for a while.” The Bucks have gone 7-14 since the point guard made his team debut.

Here’s more from the Eastern Conference:

  • The Sixers have several players who have improved over the course of the season and Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News believes coach Brett Brown deserves recognition for the progress. Cooney looks at the development of the team’s young prospects, including Nerlens Noel and Robert Covington.
  • Tom Moore of Calkins Media wonders what the Sixers would do if they landed one of the top two picks in the draft. Centers Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns are widely expected to be the first two players off the board in some order and Philadelphia already has three young frontcourt players under team control in Joel Embiid, Noel and Dario Saric. The Sixers are currently third place in our Reverse Standings with a record of 18-59.
  • Kemba Walker doesn’t believe the Hornets‘ struggles this season are coach Steve Clifford‘s fault, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer writes. “It has nothing to do with him,” Walker said. “He does a great job, he’s a fantastic coach. He always does his best to give us the right game plan, to try and get wins. I’m 100 percent behind him. I believe in him.” 
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