Tyrese Maxey is evolving into the NBA’s next superstar.
One of the biggest storylines of this year’s offseason was James Harden’s worsening relationship with Philadelphia 76ers general manager Daryl Morey and whether or not the 76ers would trade their star guard before the season began. The team didn’t trade Harden before the beginning of the season, but they did send him to the Clippers shortly after the season kicked off.
Harden’s departure raised some serious questions about the 76ers. How will their offense perform without him? Will Joel Embiid want to stay in Philadelphia long-term? Can Tyrese Maxey step up and replace James Harden’s production? It’s safe to say that losing Harden was expected to have a big impact on this team.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been just fine without James Harden
However, the 76ers are playing at a very high level right now. They’re one of the best teams in the league and they are dominating teams on offense, sporting one of the most efficient offensive units in the league.
A big reason why the 76ers are on fire to start the season is because their young point guard Tyrese Maxey is having a breakout season and looks like a superstar in the making. Let’s dive into the numbers and see just how good he’s been this season and why his breakout doesn’t appear to be a fluke.