It is getting closer and closer to the team training camp in the new season. It seems that there is no perfect solution to the farce between Harden and the 76ers, and the Clippers have already thought that the transaction is unlikely to happen. In this case, the subsequent development of Harden and the 76ers will definitely get widespread attention, because in the new labor agreement, if Harden refuses to attend the training camp of the 76ers on the premise of health, then the 76ers will have the right to stop Harden after his contract expires. How far the contradiction between Harden and the 76ers will develop is the focus of everyone’s attention. Refuse to renew the contract, goodbye to the 76ers. Harden joined you and you are the biggest beneficiary when Harden left the team.
Harden and the 76ers are on the verge of parting ways. Even if there is no deal, even if Harden compromises and returns to the 76ers, people believe that he will only fight for himself and will not sacrifice for the team. Even many people hope that Harden can play alone. In short, the possibility of good cooperation between Harden and the 76ers is slim. It is only a matter of time before Harden leaves the 76ers. In this way, 76ers defender Thales Maxi is considered to be the biggest winner, and he may become the core defender of 76ers from next season. If Embiid leaves Philadelphia because the 76ers are gradually away from the championship, Maxi will become the core boss, and his data is also considered to be rising.
In an interview, Lu Hanlun, Maxi’s trainer, was very much looking forward to Maxi’s future. When talking about Maxi’s expectations for next season, Hanlun said: "If Torres (Maxi) can’t score 25 points per game, I will really feel very disappointed." Indeed, no matter from what point of view, Maxi’s continuous progress, at least the data continues to improve, is a matter of course. As Maxi’s trainer, Hanlun clearly knows what Maxi has experienced in this offseason, how hard he has trained, and what kind of state he has shown during training. From this perspective, Hanlun thinks Maxi is stronger than before, which is easy to understand.
From the perspective of the team’s role, Maxi will also benefit from the Harden incident. Previously, although Maxi was also one of the cores of the 76ers’ outside attack, he was only the third core besides Embiid and Harden. The ball rights of the 76ers are concentrated in the hands of the two big brothers, and Maxi plays the role of a ball-free terminator. As Harden drifted away from the 76ers, Niknas (the new coach of the 76ers) needed another ball-holding core, which naturally fell on Maxi. It is easy to predict that Maxi’s strength will increase after hard training and his role in the team will continue to rise in data.
In the past season, Maxi averaged 20.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists, and his shooting percentage and three-point shooting percentage reached 48.1% and 43.4% respectively, but his playing time was limited to 33 minutes, so the data was also limited. Next season, Maxi’s playing time will definitely increase, and his scenes will also increase. Once Harden leaves, he will become the core of the 76ers. If Embiid also applies for a deal, Maxi will become the core boss of this 76ers. It can be said that Maxi is the biggest winner in Harden’s farce of leaving the team.
Maxi is in a very good position, and he is expected to produce more outstanding data, which is also what people don’t understand about the management of the 76 ers. After the end of the season, Maxi, who is about to enter the last year of his rookie contract, has the right to renew his contract with the 76ers in advance, but the 76ers refuse to renew their contract with Maxi in this offseason. They will continue to examine Maxi’s performance next season and then decide what kind of contract to offer him. In fact, it is wise for the 76ers to give Maxi an early contract renewal. At least they should get in touch with Maxi and exchange ideas and opinions. If you stay and renew your contract after the end of next season, the 76 ers will probably only be given a top salary.
On the other hand, Maxi can be in this situation now. He still wants to thank Harden, who was selected as the 21st pick in the 20th first round. Although Maxi had already scored 17 points per game before Harden joined the 76ers, it must be admitted that Maxi only came into the public’s sight after the former MVP came to the 76ers, and was well known by fans. Without Harden’s joining, many people might not know Maxi. Whether Harden joined or left, Maxi benefited from it.