Nick Nurse discusses Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey tandem for Sixers


CAMDEN, N.J. — The Philadelphia 76ers will go so far as Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey take them. The star duo have been terrific on this Spherical 1 sequence with the New York Knicks which Philadelphia presently trails 2-1.

Embiid is averaging 37.7 factors whereas Maxey is at 31.0 factors per recreation via the primary three contests. The 2 of them have saved Philadelphia on this sequence and have overcome a number of adversity to get the Sixers on the board within the playoffs.

Coach Nick Nurse has seen the 2 of them proceed to develop in his first season as coach of the Sixers and is seeking to them to prepared the ground.

“I do know they’re a great tandem,” mentioned Nurse. “They’re each actually nice folks, they each care so much, and so they’re each superstars, proper? So that they’re in sort of that boat collectively just a little bit. After watching the tape once more this morning (from Recreation 3), Tyrese is beginning to do some stuff now. He’s actually directing site visitors. It sort of hit me immediately how a lot he was insisting on folks getting to put, and I believe Joel’s helped him with that — sort of co-leading.”

Embiid and Maxey are the apparent leaders of this group. Embiid is seeking to get Philadelphia over the hump within the Japanese Convention. Maxey is seeking to proceed to develop as a pacesetter and construct on his present stardom with a robust playoff run.

After video games, one can see Embiid and Maxey having chats within the locker room. The 2 of them will proceed to speak issues out and try to get the Sixers shifting ahead. Typically, Kyle Lowry will be part of them for his or her chats as nicely. That helps within the management division.

“Kyle helps him, too,” Nurse completed. “Kyle’s clearly been that sort of man for his entire life, proper? And I believe they’re doing a great job with some management stuff. Most likely what they’re speaking about is what we will do higher as a crew.”

Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire


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