Sixers news: Therese Maxi spotted at the gym with the legend


Therese Maxi #0 of the Philadelphia 76ers.

There is no shortage of champions in the history of the Philadelphia 76ers. From old-school legends like Wilt Chamberlain, Dr. J, Charles Barclay, and Moses Malone to more recent eras like Allen Iverson and (briefly) Andre Iguodala, Brotherly Love has seen its fair share of hardwood greats.

A few names may join this legion of Sixers’ current crop. Joel Embiid is going on the Mount Rushmore Athletic Track in Philadelphia if he adds MVP and Championship to his already loaded resume. James Harden lacks time in Philadelphia to say the same as Embiid, but he would be a future Hall of Fame nonetheless.

Then there’s Therese Maxi. Could he be the best home keeper to throw at the Sixers since Iverson? It is certainly possible. Ben Simmons was supposed to be that before it finally caught on two seasons ago.

The maxi is compact, seamless and patchy, and builds rapport with fans. He has ways to go before catching Iverson in any stat competition, but he has plenty of time to rise to the challenge. And most recently, Maxi was seen in the gym with the Sixers legend. Well, kind of, anyway.

“always at work” Six people tweeted, along with two pictures of Maki at the gym. One photo shows Maxi dressed walking in front of an Iverson mural.

Maxey was picked well out of the lottery in 2020, while Iverson was picked with the first pick in 1996. But given that re-doing, Maxey might share draft night status with Iverson.

Maxi will reach 5th place in 2020

Earlier in September, Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey ran a recast for the 2020 class. There were some serious ups and downs at the top, with former first pick Anthony Edwards slipping into second in favor of Lamelo Poole, and Therese Halliburton joining the No. 3 pick after finishing second. 12 at the start, and Desmond Payne came fourth after being the last pick for the first round that year.

Adding to the chaos was Therese Maxi. Initially selected in 21st place, Billy made Maxi take 5th place on his ride.

“Even on a team with James Harden and Tobias Harris, there was plenty of extension when Maxi felt like the right second choice behind Joel Embiid,” Bailey wrote. “His numbers across the board jumped to 17.5 points, 4.3 assists and 1.8 three-pointers per game, by 42.7 points from three.”

There’s no doubt that Maxi made a huge leap last season. He entered 2021 as a nice spark unit on the bench but finished the season as Philadelphia’s third-best choice, clearly surpassing Tobias Harris.

After last season’s special talent show, the question now becomes where Maxey goes from here. According to an insider, the All-Star gesture is out of the question.

76ers can have four stars all next season

Last season, the Golden State Warriors sent three stars to the mid-season competition. With their looks, next season’s Sixers could accomplish a similar task by sending Embiid, Harden and Maxey to the All-Star Game.

But according to Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, the Sixers could add a fourth to the mix: Tobias Harris. The last team to send four players to an All-Star Game, by coincidence, were the 2018 Warriors, who sent Steve Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green.

The only thing more shocking than Maxey getting his first All-Star nod is Harris, though. The striker has never received an All-Star nomination in the past and has rarely been considered a true contender for a spot.

However, if Philadelphia jumps off to a strong start, Harris can be considered a major reason for that. And hey, if Mike Conley gets a nomination after 14 seasons, why can’t Harris?

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