Re-Grading the 76ers' Last 5 First-Round Picks

With the 2024 NBA Draft around the corner, it's a great time to take a look at the Philadelphia 76ers' last five first-round selections.
Tyrese Maxey has, easily, been the 76ers' best first-round draft pick in the last few years.
Tyrese Maxey has, easily, been the 76ers' best first-round draft pick in the last few years. / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Tyrese Maxey, PG/SG (2020 R1, P21): A+

I could've easily just written Tyrese Maxey's name with his A+ grade and no one would've argued against that re-grade.

Maxey was one of the 2020 draft's most promising guards, which is why 76ers fans were thrilled when he fell to the franchise at No. 21. Philadelphia desperately needed a point guard with elite potential who could play alongside Joel Embiid for years to come and that's exactly who they found.

After an uneventful rookie campaign, Maxey has only been getting better with each passing year. With James Harden out of the picture, the former Kentucky product took his game to the next level in 2023-24, averaging career-highs in points (25.9), assists (6.2), rebounds, (3.7), and steals (1.0) along with .450/.374/.868 shooting splits.

Not only did the 23-year-old backcourt stud earn his first-ever All-Star nod for the breakout performance, but he was also named the NBA Most Improved Player.

That's without mentioning how he averaged 29.8 PTS/6.8 AST/5.0 REB with .478/.400/.893 split in six postseason outings, further establishing himself as one of today's superstars.

Maxey is a restricted free agent this offseason, but there's no chance he's going anywhere. He's more than deserving of the $204.5 million max contract he's eligible for and the 76ers won't hesitate to pay him given that the deal could be like a steal if he continues to improve each year.

As long as Maxey continues to deliver, he'll like keep his A+ re-grade for years to come.