Maxey has the talent to be a rotation player, but it feels likely that his head coach is looking at this year as a learning experience for the rookie.
A starting spot doesn’t have to necessarily be given to Tyrese Maxey at the drop of a hat, but with all of the circumstances surrounding the guard rotation, giving Maxey an opportunity to prove himself again feels like a good idea, at least in the short-term future. The Sixers’ record is solid enough right now that they can afford to take risks and try some new things with the rotation in order to combat falling off while the team isn’t at full strength. The newest crop of rookies on the team have shown flashes of brilliance, Tyrese Maxey in particular, so why not see if they can be difference makers down the stretch of the season?
One of the goals of these next few games without Seth Curry available and Shake Milton struggling should be to get Tyrese Maxey going in order to see if he fits into the team’s plans come playoff time.