MCW shining, Bennett struggling

Philly's rook is at the head of the class, while the Cavs' No. 1 pick tumbles

Updated: November 7, 2013, 12:40 PM ET
By David Thorpe | ESPN Insider

Michael Carter-WilliamsHoward Smith/USA TODAY SportsPhiadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams has made a strong impression in his first week of NBA action.

Over the years, we have featured the phrase "royal jelly" in this space, alluding to the special privileges some teams show their young players in hopes of molding them into stars. Get used to seeing this in Philadelphia, thanks to the start by Michael Carter-Williams, who earned the East's Player of the Week award in just his first week as a pro, becoming the first rookie to do so since Shaq.