Tyrese Maxey is quickly becoming the superstar Philadelpiha 76ers needed

Philadelphia 76ers Tyrese Maxey (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
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Tyrese Maxey has developed into a scoring machine

With James Harden out of Philadelphia, Tyrese Maxey has taken control of the 76ers’ point guard spot and the results have been incredible. The fourth-year guard is having a breakout season, averaging around 27 points, five rebounds, and seven assists per game on 61.7% true shooting.

It’s been incredible to watch him develop into a really strong scorer. He is averaging a career-high in points per game, and his efficiency is the best it’s ever been. His true shooting percentage right now is about 8% higher than the league average.

There aren’t many players in the NBA who are scoring the basketball as effectively as Maxey. This season, there are 13 players averaging at least 25 points on 60% true shooting. Of those players, Maxey is the youngest at 23 years old. His scoring prowess at such a young age is mind-blowing.

A big reason why Maxey has become such a great scorer is because he is a fantastic perimeter shooter. This season he is shooting 43.3% from three on nearly eight attempts per game. That combination of volume and efficiency makes him one of the best long-distance shooters in the entire league.

This isn’t anything new, though. While Maxey is shooting more threes than ever before, he has shot over 40% from behind the arc since 2021. This year, he has been extremely effective at shooting off the catch, hitting 54.5% of his catch-and-shoot three-pointers. He’s also been really good as a mid-range shooter, shooting 50.8% from 3-10 feet and 44.4% from 16 feet to the three-point line. Simply put, Tyrese Maxey is a tremendous shooter and he has developed into one of the top shooters in the league.