Maxey appears to be in line to start at point guard Wednesday night against New Orleans. With Shake Milton (ankle) already ruled out and Ben Simmons suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team, Maxey should have a clear path to opening the year as Philadelphia's starting point guard. At the start of camp, it looked like Maxey may be able to hold that role long-term, but he was eventually usurped by Milton, and the unexpected return of Simmons throws another wrench into the situation. As unlikely as it once seemed, Simmons could return to his starting gig once he serves the suspension and is back up to speed. His debut could come as early as Friday against Brooklyn.
Maxey (hip) will play in Friday's preseason game against the Pistons, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports. Maxey didn't suit up Monday due to left adductor tightness. He'll have the chance to make his case to serve as the starting point guard since Shake Milton (ankle) will be held out in Friday's preseason finale. Although Maxey and Milton were the favorites to serve as the starting point guard earlier in the preseason, they could both take on bench roles if Ben Simmons (not injury related) ultimately plays for the 76ers.
Maxey is dealing with left adductor tightness and won't play against the Nets on Monday, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports. The guard was able to go through a pregame workout, however, so the injury doesn't look to be anything serious. Maxey is currently in competition with Shake Milton (ankle) for the Sixers' starting point guard spot, but neither will be available for Philly on Monday. Isaiah Joe and Lamar Peters will likely see extended playing time against the Nets with aforementioned duo out.
Maxey isn't starting Thursday's preseason game against the Raptors. Maxey started Monday's preseason opener and totaled 10 points, three assists and one rebound in 21 minutes. However, Shake Milton will draw the start Thursday as the two players compete to serve as the starting point guard to begin the regular season.
Maxey worked with the Sixers' starters at Tuesday's practice, DeAntae Prince of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. It's no secret that the Sixers are high on the 2020 first-round pick, who appeared in 61 games and averaged 8.0 points and 2.0 assists as a rookie last season. But with Ben Simmons away from the team and almost certainly on his way out of Philadelphia, Maxey looks to be first in line to replace the three-time All-Star as the Sixers' starting point guard. Maxey, who recently denied a report that he requested out of Philly, will likely compete with Shake Milton for the starting job throughout training camp, but at this stage it appears the Kentucky product has the early advantage. Regardless of how it plays out, Maxey should be set for a significantly increased role in Year 2.
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