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76ers’ Tyrese Maxey taking advantage of increased opportunity in Ben Simmons’ absence

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Remember his 39 point game performance against the Nuggets in Denver in January in his first career start? Here’s a quick refresher in case you don’t:

This season Maxey is receiving consistent playing time – and a lot of it – and his production has skyrocketed as a result.

Stats can be expected to swell when a guy gets substantially more playing time, but in addition to the raw numbers, Maxey’s efficiency has improved as well. With his play, and attitude, Maxey has earned his teammates’ trust, and that trust has, in turn, empowered him to play with even more confidence. A month’s worth of games is a small sample size, and his production will obviously need to be sustained, but Maxey is really starting to look like a long-term solution for Philadelphia at the point guard position, regardless of how the Simmons situation ultimately plays out.

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