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Philadelphia 76ers Insider Reveals Tyrese Maxey Is "Close To Untouchable" For Team: "Don't Expect Him To Move Unless A Very Big Fish Is Coming Back."

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Tyrese Maxey is one of the rising star guards in the NBA, and he showed that he could be a capable offensive player. Over the course of the playoffs, Tyrese Maxey has averaged 20.8 PPG, 3.5 RPG, and 3.9 APG as the 2nd scoring option behind Joel Embiid.

There has been some speculation among fans that the Philadelphia 76ers would try to trade for a star this offseason, to create a true contender around Joel Embiid. One would think that they would need to move Tyrese Maxey to get that caliber of player. However, Kyle Neubeck of The Philly Voice has recently revealed that Tyrese Maxey is "close to untouchable" for the team.

Already this offseason, we've heard some "star hunting" type rumors regarding the Sixers, and I'm not here to tell you that they're out of the star business in general. Morey thinks their path to contention rests on acquiring another big-name guy, he will figure out whatever needs to be done in order to get that guy in the building.

Is he going to use Tyrese Maxey to make that happen? The signs point to no.

"Maxey is as close to untouchable as you could be," a source told PhillyVoice over the weekend.

As always, remind yourself in these situations that this is an easy thing to say and much easier to simply go back on if "the right opportunity" comes up. But the combination of Maxey's present-day production, accelerated development, work ethic and character (not to mention his bargain contract) have him rated ultra high for the Sixers internally, certainly higher than even they guessed when they selected him in the draft two years ago. He is not going to be the sweetener in a deal if they move him, but the guy driving the outgoing value of a deal. Don't expect him to move unless a very big fish is coming back.

There is no doubt that trading for a star would help increase the Philadelphia 76ers' chances at a championship, but losing Tyrese Maxey would be a tough blow. He is a guard that will only get better as time goes on.

Hopefully, we see the Philadelphia 76ers win a championship at some point during Joel Embiid's tenure. Joel Embiid is widely considered an MVP-caliber player, and he is definitely talented enough and dominant enough to be the No. 1 option on a championship squad.