Doc Rivers on Tyrese Maxey: “Tyrese is really struggling”

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Here’s Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers discussing Tyrese Maxey’s last 3 games and how he can get better from the poor shooting (29.7% FG).

(via Fanatics View Hoops):

On Maxey’s struggles:

“Tyrese is really struggling. We gotta get him going. His feel safe button right now is when he struggles, he forces it even more instead of letting the game come to him. I thought he started out the game, I thought he took 2 or 3 threes early instead of getting into the paint. The paint sets his game up, and I think everything else follows. And I think right now he’s trying to do the reverse.”

On Maxey’s last 3 games:

“We struggle in life. We all do. He’s going to as well. He’s had 3 games in a row now. He’s gotta figure it out, and we have to help him. And we’ll do that.”

Gets asked how Philly will go about helping the young guard:

“Just showing him film. Keeping him confident. The one thing he has shown is he’ll still shoot the ball. We just gotta get him back to taking the right shots. I thought he took a lot of tough ones tonight. So we just gotta get him back to taking the right shots, letting the game come, being aggressive, and letting the game come to you.”

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