Sixers: 3 improvements that would make Tyrese Maxey an All-Star

Philadelphia 76ers, Tyrese Maxey (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia 76ers, Tyrese Maxey (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

3 improvements that would make Maxey an All-Star: Mid-range shot creation

The good news for Sixers fans is that it’s been reported that Maxey has already been working on adding a mid-range jumper to his game this offseason. It’s the only thing missing from his offensive game at this point.

Maxey’s an elite finisher around the rim, especially in transition. Maxey also took a big jump as a 3-pointer shooter last year as he shot 42.7 percent from downtown. That mark was third best in the NBA last season.

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Most All-Stars have the ability to create their own offense in the mid-range. Considering that there will probably be a couple of games that the 76ers will be without Joel Embiid and/or James Harden, that means the team will need more shot creation from Maxey.

If Maxey can add shot creation from the mid-ranger, it should help him to average at least 20 points per game if not more. If he can be that much of a threat scorer, then Philly has the makings of a “Big 3” with the young guard, Harden, and Embiid.

If Maxey improves as a playmaker, defender, and mid-range scorer, there’s little reason to believe that the Philadelphia 76ers won’t have three All-Stars and be a real threat to win it all this upcoming season.

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