Tyrese Maxey involved in potential blockbuster trade for James Harden

Tyrese Maxey involved in potential blockbuster trade for James Harden

Jack Pilgrim10 months

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[caption id="attachment_333617" align="alignnone" width="2560"] (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)[/caption] Could former Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey find his way out of Philadelphia just 12 games into his rookie season? It's reportedly on the table. According to Mark Stein of the New York Times, Maxey is one of two headlining pieces in a potential trade for Houston Rockets superstar James Harden. Stein reports that Maxey would join Philadelphia star Ben Simmons in Houston in exchange for the disgruntled Rockets guard. "The Rockets are pursuing a trade package from the 76ers that would be headlined by Ben Simmons and Tyrese Maxey," Stein said. "Houston is increasingly determined to complete a James Harden trade as soon as today, league sources say, and has chased the promising Maxey in addition to Simmons." https://twitter.com/TheSteinLine/status/1349438067296366592?s=20 While the Rockets are pushing for Maxey to be included in the deal, Stein is also reporting that the 76ers are hoping to put together other assets in a potential trade package in hopes of keeping the promising former Wildcat in Philadelphia. https://twitter.com/TheSteinLine/status/1349453856569253889?s=20 Through 12 games, Maxey has averaged 11.0 points on 47.6% shooting and 31.0% from three to go with 2.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per contest. The rookie guard's biggest moment of his young professional career came on Jan. 9 when he poured in 39 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals in his first career start. During his lone season at Kentucky, the 6-foot-3 guard averaged 14.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game before entering the 2020 NBA Draft, where the 76ers selected him with the No. 21 overall pick. Could Maxey join former Wildcats John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins in Houston?

---------UPDATE-----------

Just kidding, Harden has been traded to the Brooklyn Nets. https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1349463794766983171?s=20 Carry on.

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