76ciology wrote:Maxey thrives in a chaotic system. Constant dribble drive until there’s an opening for him to score.
Embiid needs a simple off ball action then if denied, he wants the ball for a 1v1 with enough time on the shotclock.
You get it?
This is why Seth is a better fit than Maxey with Embiid. This is also why Milton starting and Maxey off the bench is not that ridiculous
But Maxey has to or can end games with Biid. Maxey just can’t or is hard for him to score in volume with Embiid IMO.
You look at how we end games with both Maxey and Biid. Maxey runs 2 man game with Biid, big denies his path. He then kick it to Biid, where Biid’s man recovers. This allows Maxey to have a better passing lane to Biid. When they get involve in a two man game. Most times down the stretch, Maxey can’t get a good look so it turns into just a set-up for Embiid for a 1v1.
Maxey needs more than just a screen action to get into good scoring opportunity. He needs a screen action after screen action to get that opportunity.
Maxey is neither and I dont see will be as good as CP3, Donovan Mitchell or Lillard.
Maxey is more like a bigger Ty Lawson or Tony Parker.
He is not THE answer.
His game is mostly straight line drIves, with a close shot rather its a floater, pull up or awkward layup. He doesn't probe the defense nor does he have the vision to be a consistent drive and dish guy. He and Tobias want to get to the same spots on offense and Maxey defers to a fault which leaves the offense stagnant.
Neither Maxey or Shake are ideal starters. Shake is another player that cannot turn the corner on offense and pairing that with Green, Tobi, Seth could be brutal but he at least has more play making ability, more size to defend twos and have no problem taking open 3's. You have to give it a try because the offense has looked brutal.
You bring Maxey as a first option off the bench , paired with Furk(Isaiah joe), Matisse , Niang and Drummond. He has no one to defer to and can continue to develop and work on his game while being the young Louwill type that he is.