It feels like there cannot be enough good things said about Tyrese Maxey. The Philadelphia 76ers will continue to be grateful he managed to fall to them with the 21st pick in the 2020 draft as he has already flashed to be one of the bright stars in the NBA. Maxey has cemented his role as a key part of the Sixers franchise both in the short and long term and has continued to raise the bar with his stellar play.

A recent ranking by Hoops Hype looked at the Global Rating of each NBA player and ranked them according to their salary tier. Joel Embiid ranked 11th overall in the “Over $25 million” category while James Harden (45) and Tobias Harris (48) also cracked this list. However, the highest-ranked Sixer on the list was Maxey who came in as the third-best value among players being paid under $5 million.

Tyrese Haliburton is the best player making under $5 million in the NBA this season.

— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) November 16, 2022

Maxey’s Short-Term Role on Sixers

While Embiid and Harden are the two biggest stars on the Sixers, Maxey’s development has been a massive storyline. The scoring burst he provides and change-of-pace within the offense has been vital to keeping the championship window open.

After having a breakout season last year in which Maxey averaged 17.5 points and ranked third in the NBA in three-point percentage (42.7%) last year, the 22-year-old looks to have continued to add layers to his game. Through the opening 14 games, he is averaging 22.8 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game. Maxey saw his scoring numbers increase next to Harden following his arrival last season and has continued this progression this year.

.@TyreseMaxey: “21, can you do something for me?” @JoelEmbiid: yes.

— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 13, 2022

There have been some talks of Maxey struggling during Harden’s absence. His role has been impacted more than any other player on the Sixers and balancing the playmaking and scoring responsibilities has been difficult. Regardless, he continues to be a bright spot for the Sixers and has proved especially valuable in the team’s transition play where he ranks in the …read more



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