Robert Covington Makes A Very Bold Comparison For Tyrese Maxey
Tyrese Maxey is off to a hell of a start this season. He is top 10 in points per game, top 15 in assists per game, and is even playing much better defense. Most recently we got to see him go off for his first 50pt game against the Pacers. And it begs the question, are we seeing him blossom into a Super Star? We knew he was a good player. But what he has done so far this season goes beyond good, and into great. And when his teammate Robert Covington joined Andrew Salciunas this week, he made a very bold comparison for Tyrese Maxey.
“Tyrese is a growing superstar in this league. I’ve been watching Tyrese for years and have said he has the opportunity to be great. It is just a matter of him seizing that moment, and he has seized the moment… Trying to think of a player I would compare him to, I would say Dame.”
All this time we have been chasing the dream of the Sixers acquiring Damian Lillard, who knew he was already on the team. It’s a bold comparison, but at least through 3 games, not an inaccurate one.
For one Maxey has become just as deadly as Dame from deep. Maxey shot over 42% from deep in both of the last two seasons and is right there so far this year too. Despite the increased usage and shooting more 3s he continues to be as efficient as any other sharpshooter in the league. And while it is just regular season games, we are seeing some of that killer instinct Dame is known for in these first 9 games.
Maxey still has a long way to go before he can actually be in Dame’s class. Dame is a future Hall of Famer and we have seen him be that guy in the playoffs, even if the team around him was not good enough to win. But Maxey just being mentioned in that group is great to see.
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