in the early hours of Tuesday morning, when ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the three-time NBA scoring champion would finally get his wish of being
“I did ,” Nurse said with a smile after Tuesday’s practice,”and I slept through it. But I did get up a couple hours later and came into the office.” “I think our group has been prepared,” Maxey said.”I think we’ve done a good job of keeping the main thing, the main thing, and I think that’s what’s gotten us all to a solid start. We have some really good guys that are focused, that are determined to go out there and play and, and show what we can do and, and coach that’s keeping our mind in the right place.”
Since then, Harden has called 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey a liar at a promotional event in China, missed media day and the opening day of training camp practice at Colorado State University and then left the team for 10 days in the middle of the preseason for a personal situation. headtopics.com
“I’m happy because it means that we are winning,” Maxey said of winning the award.”If we’re not winning, those personal awards, you don’t get recognized because those are for teams and players that are on winning teams. So I’m just happy that our guys are going out there and competing.
The Sixers certainly believe in Maxey, who they declined to give a rookie contract extension to earlier this month not because they doesn’t have faith in his long-term ability, but because they are keeping their options open for free agency next summer, when they could have north of $50 million in salary cap space to chase free agents – a number that increased Tuesday by moving on from Tucker’s $11.5 million player option for next season. headtopics.com