Michael Carter-Williams was named NBA Eastern Conference rookie of the month on Tuesday.

The 76ers point guard led all rookies in scoring (17.2 points per game), assists (7.3), steals (2.9) and minutes (36.2) in the 13 games played in October and November. Carter-Williams missed four games with a bruised arch in his left foot.

He is the first Sixer to win the award since Allen Iverson in April 1997.

Carter-Williams was named the conference's player of the week for the first week of the season.

Sacramento Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore is the Western Conference rookie of the month.

Jolly Young elf

Sixers power forward Thaddeus Young will host his fifth annual Thad-A-Claus family event on Sunday. It will run from noon to 3 p.m. at PLAY2 Interactive Sports Bar at Chickie's and Pete's, 1526 Packer Ave.

"This year we are going to benefit the [Philadelphia] Ronald McDonald House families," Young said. "A lot of the kids can't come because they are sick. So we are going to try to have their families come and just enjoy themselves."

Nelson's run

Call him Mr. Magic. Former St. Joseph's standout Jameer Nelson is in his 10th NBA season - all 10 with the Orlando Magic. Kobe Bryant (18 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers), Tim Duncan (17 with the San Antonio Spurs) and Dirk Nowitzki (16 with the Dallas Mavericks) are the current players who have been with their teams the longest.

D-League addition

The Delaware 87ers, the Sixers' NBA Development League affiliate, have acquired Kendall Marshall, according to an NBA source.

The 6-foot-4 point guard was the 13th overall pick by the Phoenix Suns out of North Carolina in 2012. The Suns traded him to the Washington Wizards in October. The Wizards released him three days later.