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Sixers’ Tyrese Maxey Is a Star in the Making

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Sixers‘ sophomore Tyrese Maxey is on the edge of becoming an actual offensive star in this league. We all are blessed enough to get to watch this young point guard continue to improve his game.

Tyrese Maxey has been on fire over the past few games, averaging 29.3 points per game in the last 3 games. Maxey has skyrocketed his Player Efficiency Rating up to 18.0, surpassing his rating of 14.5 last year. Maxey has really come into his own as of late, bouncing off early criticisms of inefficiency and turning it into a historic run for the young point guard.

Over the last three games, Maxey has raised his season True Shooting Percentage (TS%) up to 60.7%, thanks in big part to his stellar play under a bigger role. Maxey has shooting splits of 58.6/50.0/100.0 over the course of his recent explosion. During this run, Maxey has contributed 29.3 points per game and 4 assists per game.

Most exciting has been Maxey’s efficiency growth over this run. He’s shooting nearly 60 percent from the field on the ridiculous volume of nearly 20 field goal attempts per game.

With such a high volume, and a way bigger role than expected of him, it would be understandable if Maxey’s efficiency decreased, but that simply hasn’t been the case. He has posted a higher field goal percentage, a higher three-point percentage, and a perfect free throw percentage.

Maxey’s three-pointer finally starting to click is also one of the best developments to come out of this breakout stretch. Making 2.67 threes per game at a 50% clip is seemingly the final layer at making Maxey into an elite three-level scorer.

His assist percentage this season has also grown as the season goes on, thanks in part to his play over this stretch. Maxey’s assist percentage has been raised up to 19.2%, meaning while he is on the floor, he assists on 19.2% of the buckets his teammates make. This growth of Maxey has been so refreshing to see and has been so incredible as of late, almost single-handedly giving the Sixers a chance in nearly every game.

The 76ers may be in a 4 game losing streak, but Maxey and the steady hand he brings to the offense continuously contribute to close games. He has been a pivotal force to maintain the team’s competitive edge while many players and with both of the team’s All-Stars out of the lineup. Maxey’s step up has been fundamental in the team’s competition levels.

The way Maxey has overcome the adversity of not having the best teammates on the floor and how Maxey has stepped up to keep a Sixers team ravaged by injuries and protocols has been nothing less than full-blown phenomenal. Tyrese Maxey has earned this starting point guard spot and has continuously proven that he is willing to rise to the occasion and rise to the challenges and adversity that will be demanded of a high-level starter in the NBA.

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