The Philadelphia 76ers have two elite scorers on their roster in the form of Joel Embiid and James Harden as the two of them will be the ones that will decide how far the Sixers go. They are the engine of this machine.
However, one cannot forget about Tyrese Maxey who is one of Philadelphia’s top scorers as well as he is part of the Big 3 for this team.
Maxey scored a career-high 44 points in Friday’s win over the Toronto Raptors and he was a big part of Saturday’s win over the Chicago Bulls as well. Therefore, the Sixers have been pushing Maxey to be much more aggressive on the offensive end.
Coach Doc Rivers said per Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer:
“I thought tonight it was important, because it was James,” Rivers said Friday of Harden deferring. “He just kept giving it to him. And I kept telling Tyrese, ‘Isos are good for you, too.’”
“But … the kid can play,” coach Doc Rivers said, “and we’ve just got to keep trusting him and keep giving him the ball. Each night like [Friday] gives everyone more confidence to do it.”
Maxey is one of the top scorers in terms of being able to be a big boost out on the floor. Philadelphia should absolutely still rely on Harden and Embiid, it would be in their best interest to ensure Maxey gets his fair share of looks in isolation situations as well.
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