Like Sixers starters such as Joel Embiid, Danny Green, and Seth Curry, Maxey is excited about the idea of potentially having the 25-year-old three-time All-Star back in the mix as the regular season approaches.
“That’s great,” Maxey said following Thursday’s practice session. “We’re a better team with Ben. You know, I’m glad to have him back. We’re gonna keep talking to him and keep trying to keep him as a part of this team.”
If and when Simmons returns to the lineup, Maxey could see his role affected.
Regardless of how Simmons’ return affects the young guard, Maxey made it clear that he’s going to keep his focus.