‘He’s the most impressive young player I’ve EVER had’: 76ers coach Doc Rivers hails Tyrese Maxey

‘He’s probably the most spectacular younger participant I’ve EVER had’: 76ers head coach Doc Rivers hails Tyrese Maxey and says his work ethic is ‘past perception’, revealing workers have needed to inform him to take a trip as a result of he is working too exhausting

  • Doc Rivers lauded the younger Tyrese Maxey to NBA legend Vince Carter
  • Rivers stated Maxey instructed him he not too long ago took his first-ever trip
  • Maxey broke out in his second yr and now seems an enormous a part of Philly’s future

Sixers coach Doc Rivers has known as Philly guard Tyrese Maxey ‘probably the most spectacular younger participant I’ve ever had’ following the 21-year-old’s breakout season final yr.

Speaking with NBA legend Vince Carter and co-host Ros Gold-Onwude on the ‘VC Show,’ Rivers lauded Maxey’s capacity and his dedication to get even higher. 

‘He’s probably the most spectacular younger participant I’ve ever had in 21 years of teaching,’ Rivers stated. ‘So that is how spectacular he’s. 

His work ethic, Vince, is past perception. Many instances already this summer time, not less than two or thrice, we have needed to inform him to go sit down someplace and go calm down.’

Tyrese Maxey had a wonderful second year and now looks to be a key part of the Sixers future

Tyrese Maxey had a beautiful second yr and now seems to be a key a part of the Sixers future

After a promising however inconsistent rookie yr, Maxey exploded final season, averaging 17.5 factors and 4.3 assists on 48.5/42.7/86.6 capturing splits. 

Those have been large enhancements from his rookie yr, when he averaged 8.0 factors per recreation and struggled together with his three-point shot to the tune of simply 30.1 %.

Maxey’s tireless work ethic absolutely performed a component in him remedying these capturing woes, and the Kentucky alum not too long ago took his first-ever trip, in response to Rivers, even asking Rivers’ son (and Sixers growth coach) Spencer what he was imagined to do on trip.

Doc Rivers spoke very highly of Maxey to Vince Carter and co-host Ros Gold-Onwude

Doc Rivers spoke very extremely of Maxey to Vince Carter and co-host Ros Gold-Onwude

And Carter seemed to be surprised by Rivers' 'most impressive claim' regarding Maxey

And Carter appeared to be stunned by Rivers’ ‘most spectacular declare’ concerning Maxey

‘Vacation’s too lengthy coach,’ Rivers recalled him saying when he returned from the journey. ‘Can’t do it that lengthy.’

While Maxey’s large capturing enchancment might have stunned folks exterior of the Sixers, Rivers noticed a man who wasn’t lacking in apply – and would begin hitting pictures finally. 

 ‘I stated all of it yr, this man can shoot,’ he recalled from Maxey’s rookie yr.

Maxey has labored with former star Sam Cassell alongside Spencer too, and the Sixers assistant totally anticipated his recreation to develop.

Doc Rivers told eight-time All-Star Vince Carter that Maxey's work ethic 'beyond belief'

Doc Rivers instructed eight-time All-Star Vince Carter that Maxey’s work ethic ‘past perception’

‘Every man I work with takes enormous leaps yearly they play,’ he instructed NBC Sports Philadelphia. ‘I perceive the idea of the sport of basketball.

I perceive how to achieve success in a basketball recreation. Tyrese wasn’t a top-15 choose, top-10, lottery choose. When we acquired him, we have been shocked that we acquired him.’

Maxey will slot right into a formidable Sixers lineup that has championship aspirations this season, as James Harden will return (possibly more healthy?) on a brand new deal and Joel Embiid is recent off an MVP-caliber season.

The additions of Harden’s former teammates P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, too, will assist bolster the depth of a workforce that has usually appeared skinny come playoff time.

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