What could a Tyrese Maxey extension look like for Sixers in 2023?

Rising Philadelphia 76ers star Tyrese Maxey is eligible for an extension in the 2023 offseason, and one has to figure he will command a serious raise.

In his third season, he averaged 20.3 points and shot 43.4% from deep. However, Maxey has work to do to make the leap to All-Star status. The young guard has the work ethic to make that happen. He has improved every season he has been in the league, and the Sixers have benefited from his strong play. Securing his future in Philadelphia has to be a priority when considering the uncertainty around James Harden.

The Sixers will keep Maxey around at $4.3 million in the 2023-24 season, but what will a contract extension for him look like? Yossi Gozlan of HoopsHype writes:

The floor for Maxey in negotiations will likely start with recent extensions for RJ Barrett, Tyler Herro and Jordan Poole. Of those three, Poole got the most guaranteed money at four years, $123 million, an annual average salary of just under $31 million. Maxey is arguably a cut above that group, but might not quite be a maximum player, projected at five years, $194.3 million. A slightly below maximum contract in the $175-185 million range could make sense.

If Harden does leave in free agency, which is a strong chance, Maxey has to be extended to keep him in Philadelphia next to Joel Embiid. He would also have to quickly take on more responsibility as the clear-cut No. 2 scorer next to Embid to keep the Sixers in contention in the East.


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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire