Even young NBA rookies need the occasional day off. Here’s the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Michael Carter-Williams has been arguably the NBA’s best rookie over the first two weeks of the season. But after Monday’s 109-85 loss to the Spurs, the 76ers point guard is looking to bounce back from the worst night of his eight-game career.

To accomplish that, Carter-Williams is trying to get back into top shape, which is why he was given Tuesday’s practice off.

Carter-Williams went through the film work but didn’t do anything on the court. Coach Brett Brown said it was a precautionary day off.

“He has soreness in his left foot and we’re trying to be smart,” Brown said after Tuesday’s practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. “We have a bunch of games in a short period of time.”