De’Anthony Melton impressed by new Sixers teammate, Tyrese Maxey

CHARLESTON, S.C.–The Philadelphia 76ers were able to make some really solid additions in the offseason when they brought in the likes of PJ Tucker, De’Anthony Melton, and Danuel House Jr. to their rotation. They are all expected to add toughness and two-way ability.

On Tuesday, the Sixers were able to come together and begin preparing for the upcoming 2022-23 season and they were able to see their new additions mesh with the talent they have on the roster.

Melton was singled out by coach Doc Rivers for his defensive work out on the floor. He was picking up guards full court and really bothering them, giving Rivers a good idea of how to use Melton off the bench.

In terms of how he sees his new teammates, Melton was impressed by Tyrese Maxey and how he is able to handle himself on the offensive end.

“He’s a quick, decisive guard” Melton said of Maxey. “He’s able to get downhill, but he can pull up on you at any time and he’s very good at getting to the paint and finishing and stuff like that. It’s his offensive game, it’s evolving as he gets older.”

Melton and Maxey were able to work out together in the summer as they were involved in a lot of pickup runs in open gyms in the offseason. Other than the pickup games they played, they were able to get some work in together and Melton was blown away by Maxey’s work ethic.

“Besides the basketball, he’s just a really good dude,” he explained. “He’s down to earth, he’s laughing all the time, but his work ethic is his biggest thing. Just talking with him, the time we worked out, he said it was his second workout already. I was like ‘Bro it’s like 9 a.m.!’ but his work ethic is the biggest thing. It’s contagious for this team, too.”


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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire