2020 NBA redraft has Sixers taking Josh Green with Tyrese Maxey gone

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The Philadelphia 76ers lucked into a star player in the 2020 NBA draft when Tyrese Maxey fell into their laps at No. 21 overall. Maxey fell because of concerns about his 3-point shooting while at Kentucky. All of those doubts have been put to rest.

In his second NBA season, Maxey averaged 17.5 points and 4.3 assists while shooting 42.7% from deep and playing multiple positions due to the Ben Simmons holdout saga and then the addition of James Harden. Because of what he has been able to do out on the floor, Maxey leaped in 2020 redrafts.

Bleacher Report has Maxey going No. 5 in its 2020 redraft with Josh Green, who originally went 18 to the Dallas Mavericks, going at No. 21 to Philadelphia:

He’s been limited to 14.0 minutes per game for his career, and he doesn’t get many shots up when he’s out there, but Josh Green is already a plus defender. His 35.9 three-point percentage (albeit on just 78 attempts) is encouraging.

If he becomes a consistently above-average outside shooter while maintaining his commitment to the defensive end, Green has the chance to develop into an ideal fifth starter for a team with plenty of scoring and creation at the other four spots.

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It makes sense Maxey would go early (No. 5) considering what he has accomplished. He has been incredible and is a prime candidate to make an All-Star appearance in 2023.

As for Green, he has the potential to a top shooter, but he needs playing time. Considering that coming out of the 2020 draft, he would have been playing next to Simmons, maybe that could have helped him develop a bit more with shooting at a premium in Philadelphia.


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