4 76ers who are exceeding expectations, 2 underperforming at the All-Star break

These 76ers are not playing as expected at the All-Star break.

Philadelphia 76ers, Tyrese Maxey
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Exceeding expectations: Tyrese Maxey

Maxey is having a breakout fourth NBA season. The departure of James Harden left him with more playmaking and ball-handling opportunities and has helped the 23-year-old guard blossom. He is averaging 25.7 points, 6.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.0 steal in 37.2 minutes per game. Maxey is a first-time All-Star and proving to be one of the league’s most dynamic guards.

He has developed an outstanding two-man game with Joel Embiid and will be looking for a maximum contract this summer. Maxey is set to become a restricted free agent. The 76ers have no plans of watching him leave, but the 23-year-old will be in for a significant raise.

Maxey averaged over 20 points per game last season, but few saw this leap coming. He is 15th in scoring and 21st in assists per game at the All-Star Break. The dynamic guard will draw All-NBA consideration and should only get better.

Can Philly acquire a third star? It would mean parting with Tobias Harris and several players on their current roster, but it is possible. The Sixers are a team to watch this summer as they look to reshape their roster and build a true title contender. Can Daryl Morey pull it off? Stay tuned to find out.