Irving is eyeing Maxie.
Philadelphia 76ers legend ‘Doctor J’ Julius Irving recently delivered a speech at the ‘Sixers Youth Foundation’ event. Irving mentioned Tyrese Maxey, who is leading Philadelphia’s rising trend.
Irving said: “I like everything about Tyreese Maxey: his personality, his attitude, his energy, his ability. He’s a capable scorer like any other player. Also, Maxie is the same type of player as Allen Iverson. Iverson was fearless. I’ve seen things like this,” he said.
Maxie was drafted by Philadelphia with the 21st overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Maxie was noted for her high energy level and excellent scoring ability. But he didn’t stand out in his rookie season, averaging only 15.3 minutes per game.
However, from the sophomore season, Maxi’s potential began to bloom. As a starter, he averaged 17.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists, evolving into Philadelphia’s present and future.
Maxi’s impressive performance continues this season. Although he slowed down due to an injury at the beginning of the season, he is averaging 21.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists this season, boasting better volume stats than last season.
What stands out about him is his coordination with other players. Philadelphia is a team centered around one-two punches Joel Embiid and James Harden. Maxie’s influence may have declined, but he has always performed well and has been reborn as an indispensable presence in Philadelphia.
Irving decided that this season, when the chemistry of the three players was at its peak, was the right time to win.
“I think Philadelphia has a very good chance,” Irving said. “Philadelphia has confidence. They have a solid player base. Now we have to work on our team chemistry. We have to hone our skills in the regular season to win the playoffs.” said 메이저사이트
However, the Eastern Conference is lined with strong teams such as the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks.
Still, Irving expressed his faith, saying, “It’s hard to win against really strong teams in a 4-out-of-7 game. But I think Philadelphia can do it.”