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Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey has continued to take leaps and bounds forward in his short time in the NBA. The No. 21 overall pick of the 2020 NBA draft has quickly risen to become a borderline All-Star in this league.

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In just his third season with the Sixers, Maxey averaged 20.3 points and shot a blistering 43.4% from deep. He has been phenomenal and his work ethic is put on display night in and night out. He is going to be a multi-time All-Star in his career.

HoopsHype has put together a list of the top 24 shooting guards in the league and Maxey comes in ranked 6th just behind Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine:

Elite quickness, a smooth crossover and the ability to hit shots from all three levels, including against solid defending, are what makes Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey stand out. He could still improve on his playmaking and defense – he’s also a bit allergic to rebounding or fighting for loose balls – but even so, the Sixers have a potential future All-Star on their hands in the former Kentucky Wildcat. Philadelphia might need Maxey to hit that level sooner rather than later, though, as there’s a solid possibility James Harden may have played his last game in the City of Brotherly Love after demanding a trade around when free agency opened up this summer. If Harden does get dealt and the Sixers don’t get another star guard in return, Maxey could see a bump in production in 2023-24, one that could elevate him to All-Star status.

There will likely be more responsibility placed upon Maxey for the 2023-24 season when considering the trade request of James Harden. If The Beard is not with the Sixers in the upcoming season, then Philadelphia will turn to Maxey to take on more responsibility both as a scorer and a playmaker on the offensive end.

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