Saturday, January 28, 2023

Philadelphia 76ers High Risk, High Impact Trade: New Plan With Tyrese Maxi As A Backup

with him Win over the Portland Trail Blazers this Thursday up to 105-95loss philadelphia 76ers they added their 4th win in a rowThey all tied for the Western Conference as visitors and with the Milwaukee Bucks. 2nd best record in East: 29 wins, 16 losses.

But beyond the results, This is the game that excites the Sixers, who are showing their best picture of 2022-2023 so far. And one change proposed by all but Doc Rivers, as risky as it is, has a positive effect: Take Tyrese Maxi out of the starting five and use him as the sixth man.

For the third game in a row, Maxi in Portland D’Anthony Melton starting in his place Along with Harden, Harris, Tucker and Embiid. The reason is clear: Broke down a maxi-harden pairing that delivered a huge defensive advantage And with whom it was going to be very difficult to compete on an equal footing with the best teams in the league.

a 133-114 loss at home to OKCin which Shai Gilgeous-Alexander cooks up the Philadelphia Guards Time and time again, he seemed to be up to the task of convincing Rivers to make that change. logical, although risky if we take into account that it was Take away ownership from a player like Maxi, who is on the riseAveraged over 20 points and with a potential All-Star future.

However, it looks like it’s a bigger gamble, with an even bigger payoff. the new plan has given it balance ideal a los 76erswho are in the limelight with Melton manage to build one of the best defense in the league,

Even without counting the major performance this Thursday in Portland, where They barely allowed 6 points to the Blazers until Rivers began moving the bench with 5:20 remaining in the first quarter.Melton’s lineup, along with the starters, allowed an excellent defensive rating of only 111.2 points per 100 possessions.

Of course, the other part of the equation had to be seen How Maxi was adjusting to his new role as sixth man (For what looks like a perfect player). and the truth is that his has been excellent: he has 53 marks out of 90 minutes between three sides, with one 20-37 zone (54%). And perhaps more important, a difference of +21 in those classes.

With this new plan, everything seems to be balanced philadelphia, There is no major flaw in any area. This is a strong team on defense, with unbalanced players like Harden and Embiid on offense and points in the second unit from specialist scorers like Maxi.

There’s a long way to go, but for the first time in a long time, the Sixers seem to understand. As much as starting to name them within the squad that can get excited about the larger objectives of this campaign.

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