3 76ers on the Nice List (& 2 on the Naughty List) This Christmas

With how the 2023-24 NBA season has unfoled thus far, find out where these five 76ers land when it comes to Santa Claus' Nice and Naughty Lists this Christmas.

Joel Embiid is one of three 76ers to find himself on Santa's Nice List this Christmas.
Joel Embiid is one of three 76ers to find himself on Santa's Nice List this Christmas. / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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76ers Nice List #2: Tyrese Maxey

While Embiid deserves every ounce of praise he gets, Tyrese Maxey also deserves his flowers.

For the third season in a row, Maxey has improved on the previous year's numbers. The 23-year-old Dallas, TX native is playing at an All-Star level, averaging personal bests when it comes to points (26.1), assists (6.7), rebounds (3.8), blocks (0.5), and free-throw percentage (90.0%).

While Maxey's 46.2% field-goal percentage is down from the two previous seasons, his 40.0% three-point success rate helps make him the perfect complement to Embiid's frontcourt dominance. He also has five double-doubles already, which is four more than he had in his first three seasons combined.

Considering that he wasn't drafted until the 21st pick back in 2020, the ex-Kentucky Wildcat is looking more and more like the steal of the draft.

Maxey is also on the last year of his rookie deal, so chances are he'll receive a pretty hefty contract in the new year, which could come in the neighborhood of $200 million. For now, he'll receive the benefits that come with being in Santa's good graces.