“Watching him in college, I knew what kind of player he was, and the spurts he had last season when Ben was in and out of the lineups,” said Andre Drummond. “He’s a helluva basketball player, a great leader at such a young age. He has a lot on his shoulders being in the position that he’s in to carrying an entire team; he’s great. He’s a great basketball player, and I’m glad that he’s my point guard.”
It was an impressive showing for Maxey who really emptied the tank. He had to battle one of the league’s premier players on defense, lead the team on the offensive end and provide offense without Embiid. “They were picking on him on the other end, obviously, with Bane, but we needed him on the floor overall, eight assists, I thought it was his best passing game as well. We talked about that, if they’re gonna help, if you just make the flow passes, we’re gonna get good shots.”
His development as a player has been impressive, and the Sixers have greatly benefitted from Maxey’s growth.