Tyrese Maxey ready to build with Shake Milton for Sixers’ bench unit

The Philadelphia 76ers have begun to change things on the floor in terms of their lineups. For the second straight game, the Sixers had Tyrese Maxey come off the bench, and with that, there are different expectations and players he is out there with.

Maxey had 22 points in Philadelphia’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday and he was out there with Shake Milton in the backcourt rather than James Harden. While Maxey, obviously, played a good bit with Harden, the focus is going to be his partnership with Milton going forward.

“We’ve been friends for a long time and I think what really helps that chemistry is we really wanna see each other succeed and we want to see the team succeed,” Maxey told reporters of his relationship with Milton. “So because of that, we’re able to play off each other, we’re able to defer to one another, but still both of us being aggressive at the same time.”

That is what the Sixers will need from this new bench unit. They will need both Maxey and Milton to co-exist with one another and continue to lead the bench unit. That second group will go as those two go so that is going to be a big development for Philadelphia going forward.


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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire