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Update: Tyrese Maxey – represented by Rich Paul, agent of Ben Simmons – wants to stay with 76ers

76ers Ben Simmons and Tyrese Maxey

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 23: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers and Tyrese Maxey #0 of the Philadelphia 76ers look on during a game against the Washington Wizards during Round One Game One of the Eastern Conference Playoffs on May 23, 2021 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Agent Rich Paul has been working with the 76ers to get Ben Simmons traded. As the Simmons situation has become more acrimonious, Jason Dumas of KRON4 News reported Paul wanted his other Philadelphia client – Tyrese Maxey – dealt from the 76ers, too.

Never mind on that, though.


Depending whom Philadelphia gets in return, Maxey could be in line for a bigger role after a Simmons trade. Not only could the young scoring guard play more sans Simmons, Maxey could also play in better-spaced lineups that benefit his attacking style.

Concerns have intensified about how Paul prioritizes his clients. It wouldn’t be surprising if some people just assumed Paul would use Maxey as leverage to hasten a Simmons deal. Nor would it be surprising if Paul actually did that.

Ultimately, it’s on Maxey to ensure his representation represents him.

Whether the first report was a false alarm or out-of-line threat by his agent, it appears Maxey wants to remain in Philadelphia. That’s the most important takeaway with Maxey going forward.