Maxey played the final 31 seconds of Friday's 101-94 loss to the Pelicans, recording two points (1-1 FG) and no other statistics.
Since sitting out the 76ers' April 4 loss to the Grizzlies due to the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols, Maxey has been available for the team's subsequent two contests. He's found himself outside of the rotation in both games, not checking into either contest until the final minute. The rookie first-round pick looks to be the 76ers' fifth guard behind Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz.
Maxey (COVID-19 protocols) will play Tuesday against the Celtics, Noah Levick of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
An inconclusive COVID-19 test landed Maxey in the health and safety protocols for the last two games, but he will be available to return Tuesday. Maxey had seen 12.3 minutes per game in his last seven games before being sidelined.
Maxey (COVID-19 protocols) was cleared to travel with the team and is probable for Tuesday's game at Boston, Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice.com reports.
The 20-year-old landed in the health and safety protocols Sunday due to an inconclusive COVID-19 test, but he's since tested negative twice and should be available Tuesday. Maxey should reclaim his minor role off the bench once fully cleared to retake the court.
Maxey (COVID-19 protocols) will not play in Sunday's game against the Grizzlies, Noah Levick of NBC Sports Philly reports.
It's unclear if the rookie guard actually tested positive for the virus, but he'll likely be set for a multigame absence while passing through the league's protocols. Maxey typically holds down a small role off the bench, but his absence shouldn't carry any significant fantasy ramifications.
Maxey is averaging 10.2 minutes, 4.5 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.2 blocks in 13 games since the All-Star break.
Maxey's rookie season began with fireworks, as he dropped 39 points, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks Jan. 9 against the Nuggets. This breakout performance came in the middle of a six-game stretch where Maxey scored double-digits in every game while the Sixers dealt with a myriad of absences. However the rookie has only scored double-digits twice since January, and he hasn't recorded more than five assists since his explosion against the Nuggets. In the last three games, Ben Simmons, Danny Green and Furkan Korkmaz have all been playing increased minutes at guard positions while Maxey's time has decreased.
Maxey scored four points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3PT) and registered five assists, two rebounds and one block in 17 minutes Monday against the Pacers.
Maxey had played just 13 total minutes over his last two contests heading into Monday's clash, but he was handed an opportunity against the Pacers and showed that he can distribute the basketball. While he'll need to begin receiving consistent minutes to become more of a factor in fantasy leagues, there's no denying that the Kentucky product can contribute across multiple categories.
Maxey finished with six points (3-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt) in Monday night's loss to Utah.
The rookie had a nice run of fantasy success in mid-January amid COVID-19 absences, but with the Sixers back to full strength, he's been relegated to a more limited role off the bench. Maxey has just two double-digit scoring games over his last 10, and he's hit only three of his last 16 attempts from beyond the arc.
Maxey didn't score (0-1 FG) but added two rebounds and one assist during Wednesday's win over Charlotte.
This was the first game in which the rookie failed to provide any offense since Jan. 20 against Boston, as Maxey was a non-factor across five minutes. Since not scoring during that Jan. 20 outing, Maxey has recored double figures just once while averaging 5.3 points per game over his past eight games played.
Maxey scored 17 points (6-12 FG, 2-3 3PT, 3-3 FT) to go along with two rebounds, two assists and three steals across 21 minutes in Monday's loss to the Pistons.
Both Ben Simmons and Shake Milton ran into foul trouble, opening a path to minutes for Maxey. After seeing only six and 13 minutes respectively in his last two games due to Seth Curry's return, Maxey once again flashed his scoring potential with an increased role. When the Sixers are fully healthy, Maxey isn't likely to see big minutes. However, when given the opportunity, he's shown plenty of ability as a playmaker and is worth monitoring as a result.
Maxey played six minutes Friday in the 76ers' 122-110 win over the Celtics, contributing two points (1-1 FG) and three rebounds.
With Seth Curry (conditioning, COVID-19) returning from a seven-game absence, Maxey moved back to the bench following a run of six straight starts. Maxey's playing time had already been declining steadily with the 76ers having returned several missing rotation players to the lineup in recent games, but the fact that the rookie received just six minutes -- his fewest in any game this season -- was startling. Furkan Korkmaz (17 minutes) wasn't particularly effective during his time on the court and might cede some of his playing time to Maxey in future contests, but the first-round pick out of Kentucky won't be in store for nearly enough minutes in the near future to justify being held in standard leagues.
Maxey was held without a point (0-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and contributed two points and two rebounds in 21 minutes Wednesday in the 76ers' 117-109 win over the Celtics.
Maxey picked up his sixth consecutive start Wednesday, but his window of fantasy relevance in 12-team leagues has seemingly come to an end now that the 76ers have gotten several rotation players back. from the NBA's health and safety protocols. The rookie has now seen his playing time decline for three games in a row, and he could have his minutes squeezed even more once Seth Curry (conditioning) is cleared to play.
Maxey will start Thursday's game against the Heat.
The Sixers are still without Seth Curry (COVID-19), but they do get several regulars back for Thursday's game, including Shake Milton, Matisse Thybulle and Tobias Harris. Doc Rivers will stick with Maxey over Milton at shooting guard, meaning the rookie will be in the starting five for the fourth straight game. He's coming off of a 16-point, eight-assist performance against Miami on Tuesday.
Maxey posted 16 points (7-18 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-3 FT), eight assists, three rebounds and a steal across 36 minutes Tuesday in the 76ers' 137-134 overtime victory over the Heat.
Though he remained in the lineup for the third straight game, Maxey saw his usage dip from 30.7 and 24 percent in the previous two contests to 22.7 percent Tuesday while Ben Simmons (knee) checked back into the lineup after a two-game absence. Simmons battled foul trouble throughout the game, and the 76ers still only had nine players available for the contest, so Maxey was able to see enough playing time to produce another solid stat line. Expect Maxey to see another drop in usage and a more significant decline in playing time in Thursday's rematch with Miami, as the 76ers are expected to return Tobias Harris, Shake Milton and Matisse Thybulle from the NBA's health and safety protocol.
Maxey went for 15 points (7-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, four assists and two blocks over 31 minutes during Monday's 112-94 loss to the Hawks.
While it wasn't a 39-point performance, Maxey still produced and respectable stat line in Monday's loss. With the 76ers shorthanded over their last two games, Maxey's production has increased drastically, averaging 27 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5 assists over 37.5 minutes per game.
Maxey started at point guard and put up 39 points (18-33 FG, 3-8 3PT), seven rebounds, six assists and two steals across 44 minutes in Saturday's 115-103 loss to the Nuggets.
The 76ers were down to just seven players due to injury and COVID-19 health and safety protocols, resulting in Maxey and the six other available options all taking on expanded roles. Maxey stepped in to fill the void left by the absences of Ben Simmons (knee) and Joel Embiid (back), maintaining a massive 30.9 percent usage rate while shooting efficiently and committing only two turnovers. Since Simmons and Embiid have cleared protocols, both could be back for Monday's game in Atlanta if their injuries aren't significant, but the 76ers are still expected to be without multiple key rotation players. With that in mind, Maxey looks primed to at least serve as a secondary scoring option in the short term, making him an attractive pickup as the 76ers prepare for a five-game week.
Maxey will start Saturday's game against the Nuggets, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
Maxey will get the nod with a myriad of Sixers players sidelined due to injury and COVID-19 protocols. In the four games this season that he's seen at least 20 minutes, he's averaging 10.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals.
Maxey scored 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt) to go with three rebounds, two assists one steal and one block across 20 minutes in a 122-109 loss to Brooklyn on Thursday.
Maxey attempted and made his most field goals of the season with Seth Curry missing the game due to ankle soreness. The rookie has averaged 5.8 points per game this season, a total that increases to 9.0 points per game in contests in which Maxey eclipses 20 minutes played. The first-round pick has also averaged 1.0 steals per game in his 21.3 minutes per game.
Maxey recorded 10 points (5-9 FG), two rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes during Thursday's 116-92 win over the Magic.
As coach Doc Rivers said would be the case, the rookie is in the rotation to start the year, seeing 14.2 minutes per game and averaging 4.8 points, 1.4 assists and 1.2 rebounds. That said, he's seeing much of his run in decisive victories or losses and hasn't cracked 11 minutes in a competitive game yet.
Coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday that Maxey will be a part of the Sixers' rotation to begin the season, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports. "He has shown himself well," Rivers said. "He will get minutes."
The rookie out of Kentucky apparently made a positive impression during training camp, and it looks like he'll work his way into the rotation -- likely as the Sixers' fifth guard behind Ben Simmons, Shake Milton, Seth Curry and Danny Green. Size-wise, Maxey profiles as more of a point guard, but he brings excellent energy on the defensive end, so he could be tasked with guarding opposing shooting guards, as well.
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