Tyrese Maxey has handled the development and learning curve very well after being placed in the role of starting point guardian for the Philadelphia 76ers. His progress in the position of point guard amid the uncertainty of Ben Simmons’ situation was rewarded by the organization.
Sixers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey announced, according to NBA.com, that Tyrese Maxey’s third-year contract option has been accepted for the 2022-23 season.
Extra time comes after Maxey’s most complete game of the season against the Detroit Pistons on Thursday. His 16-point performance, six rebounds, and six assists were critical to Philly’s 110-102 win. He shot a very impressive 6-8 off the floor, including two threes.
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Despite Maxey’s continued moves to improve the game and add new additions, he believes there is still a lot to be done through Yahoo Sports.
“It’s just a work in progress,” said Maxey. “It’s the fifth game, things are slowing down. I think about where the guys want the ball, try to find switches or advantages that work for us. So it gets a lot better. Like I said, the coaching staff and my teammates were great. They helped me, they were patient and they criticized me and they were tough on me to help me and I really appreciate them. “
Maxey has career averages of 8.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 66 games, including 13 starts. His career high of 39 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists against Denver last season made him only the second ’76 rookie to come up with 35-5-5 numbers in one game.