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Doc Rivers discusses Tyrese Maxey’s struggles since Joel Embiid return

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey was taking steps forward on the offensive end when the team was missing Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris.

In nine games without Embiid and four without Harris, Maxey averaged 23.7 points on 48.8% shooting, and he shot 42.1% from deep.

Coach Doc Rivers is not worried about Maxey as he told FanNation’s Justin Grasso:

“Where people get lost is when Joel is out, someone’s gotta score,” he continued. “That’s just the way it is. When Joel and Tobias is out, someone’s gotta score. When Joel, Tobias and Seth are out, someone’s gonna score more points. So when they come back, that doesn’t mean that same someone’s gonna score the same amount of points. It’s asinine to think that way, you know? He’s gonna be aggressive, and we’re going to keep him aggressive. He just didn’t play well the other night. That’s gonna happen. It wasn’t just him – I didn’t think we played well as a group.”

As long as Maxey continues to stay aggressive, he and the Sixers should be fine.

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