On Tuesday, Philly guy Jason Dumas, who works out in California, reported that Rich Paul wanted Tyrese Maxey out of Philly.
Paul represents both Maxey and Ben Simmons, and the thought here is that he wanted both clients to get away from the Sixers organization.
Dumas walked back that report today:
Source: There’s a high chance that Tyrese Maxey will be a part of any Ben Simmons trade.
Rich Paul would like both of his clients out of Philadelphia.
— Jason Dumas (@JDumasReports) August 31, 2021
Update: Tyrese Maxey is excited about this upcoming year with the Sixers as is Rich Paul and the 76ers. Paul does not want Tyrese out of Philly. However, the Ben Simmons situation is totally separate.
— Jason Dumas (@JDumasReports) September 1, 2021
Regardless, there’s still a chance Maxey would be included in a Ben trade. He’s one of two enticing young players that might interest other teams. The other is Matisse Thybulle. Those are the guys who would be included in a Simmons trade if the partnering team wants more than just Ben.
And keep in mind, you’re bringing a perimeter player back for Simmons, a ball handling shot creator, one would hope. So if you move Simmons and bring back Lillard in exchange, Maxey isn’t going to be the first-team point guard anyway. He’d come off the bench with the second unit.
The point is that Sixers fans should ready themselves for the possibility of losing Tyrese Maxey, regardless of what Rich Paul wants.