The Philadelphia 76ers lost James Harden early this season following the disgruntled star’s trade request.
After months of drama, Harden was ultimately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.
While many expected the 76ers to struggle at the beginning of the season, the rise of Tyrese Maxey has certainly helped the organization remain one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
So much so that Tyrese Maxey is having a better fourth NBA season compared to the legendary Stephen Curry, as revealed via StatMuse on Twitter.
Left is Steph in his 4th season. Right is Maxey in his 4th season.
22.9 PPG 26.8 PPG
4.0 RPG 4.8 RPG
6.9 APG 7.1 APG
3.5 3PM 3.5 3PM
45/45/90% 48/45/95% pic.twitter.com/tjA3nqPnyI
— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 21, 2023
As per the tweet, Stephen Curry averaged 22.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game for the Golden State Warriors in his fourth NBA season.
Curry also averaged 3.5 three-pointers made per game while maintaining shooting splits of 45/45/90%.
On the other hand, Maxey is averaging 26.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game for the 76ers this season
He is making 3.5 three-pointers per game as well but maintaining much better shooting splits of 48/45/95%.
Considering Maxey is having a breakout year, the 76ers currently have a 10-3 record, as they are the second seed in the Eastern Conference.
If Maxey can maintain these numbers over the course of the season, he may win the NBA’s 2024 Most Improved Player award.
In addition to that, Maxey will most likely get selected for his first NBA All-Star appearance as well.
It took Curry until his fifth NBA season to become an NBA All-Star in 2015.
But the ultimate goal for Maxey should be to lead the 76ers to an NBA Championship sooner rather than later.