Tyrese Maxey, Two Other Sixers Tested Positive For Coronavirus

5:00pm: Mike Scott and another unidentified Sixers player are also waiting to clear coronavirus protocols after testing positive, reports Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

3:41pm: Sixers rookie Tyrese Maxey has been held out of training camp after testing positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Derek Bodner of The Athletic tweets.

Bodner notes that Philadelphia anticipates the 6’3″ combo guard out of Kentucky, drafted with the No. 21 pick last month, will join the team within the next few days.

Maxey averaged 14.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.2 APG, and 0.9 SPG in 34.5 MPG for the Wildcats across 31 games. In his lone collegiate season, he made the All-SEC Second Team and the SEC All-Freshman Team.

The 20-year-old Maxey was new Sixers team president Daryl Morey‘s first selection for Philadelphia. A strong defender projected to be able to operate both as a lead ball-handler and an off-ball option, Maxey had already worked out with Sixers All-Star guard/forward Ben Simmons ahead of team practices.

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17 thoughts on “Tyrese Maxey, Two Other Sixers Tested Positive For Coronavirus

  1. KnickerbockerAl

    They just don’t understand protocol. Kids today.

    This guy can be a big addition this yr. He’s a lot like Wade. Got potential to be a very good 2way player. If he got his right and plays smart. He can be valuable rotation piece this yr. His shot will come around. He got talent.

    • PhillyPhan69

      Mike Scott has it as well and Mike is no kid lol. Last report (NBA) says 48 of 546 or an 8.8% positivity rate. I doubt they were all “kids”??? This is going to be hard to pull off for the NBA this year

  2. Sillivan

    Maxey is smart, but he has weakness but point guard position
    Poor court vision
    Poor space creator
    3pt field goal 29%
    Forgot to play defense

    He should be around 30th pick
    But he is 21th.

      • PhillyPhan69

        Have you even watched him? It does not sound like it? This is even worse than your evaluation of Shake and Thybulle…at least you are consistently poor in evaluations. Well done

      • KnickerbockerAl

        Bro he’s not really a PG. More a combo guard like Smart. More athletic, got potential. Big wingspan makes him potentially great D guy.

      • Otogar

        I am not sure there is a single mock draft where Maxey was lower than 21st. Hollinger, for instance, had him at 8th.

    • jump shot

      Other than court vision you just described the number 3 pick.
      And they labeled him a franchise changer.
      Weak draft.

  3. Otogar

    Sporting News at 15, ESPN at 16, The Ringer at 15, CBS at 18, The Athletic (Sam Vecenie) at 15… Basically everyone seems to agree that grabbing him with the 21st pick is very good value.

    • formerlyz

      ya I had him 9th to Washington and a few different spots…reminds me of kind of a remedial Kyle Lowryish type of player, which is obviously a really, really good player

  4. Sillivan

    Sorry to upset Maxey fans

    I have a curious question

    Why didn’t 76ers sign DJ Augustin at 4 years 29 million?

    At least they can find a way to sign Rondo

    Almost Everything is positive except money

    • PhillyPhan69

      Had quite a few discussions in regard to DJ on some sixer sites. Most feel (I agree) like he would have been a decent option on a 1-2 year deal. Very few wanted to consider a 3 year deal and no one even mentioned a 4 year deal lol. His production dropped off last year and he is a defensive liability (yeah we might be able to cover that up but why take. Chance?) and at 33 probably is not going to improve. I do think he is. Solid pick and roll option and it may have been fun to see what he and Doc could do…but 4 years? Nah not interested

    • x%sure

      He got a 3/$21; that was a generous contract.
      What was that about Tondo?
      What are you doing?

    • “Why didn’t 76ers sign DJ Augustin at 4 years 29 million?”

      Because of the salary cap. Did you just start following the NBA?

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