Carter-Williams out against Detroit

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Michael Carter-Williams in action during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Thunder won 103-91. (Chris Szagola/AP)

DETROIT --  76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams will not play Saturday night against the Detroit Pistons due to a sore right shoulder. Tony Wroten will start in his place at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

This will mark the 12th game the rookie will miss this season due to an injury.

The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder leads all rookies in scoring (17.2 points), rebounds (5.5), assists (6.6) and steals (2.33).

He missed four games with a bruised arch in his left foot early in the season. Then Carter-Williams missed seven more games became of soreness and a skin infection in the front of his right knee.

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