It still boggles my mind that the NBA Draft is on the horizon, but alas, it’s the reality of living in 2020. The whole NBA landscape has been disrupted by COVID-19, but like death and taxes, Brew Hoop draft coverage moves onward. In this piece, we’ll break down Kentucky SG Tyrese Maxey.
Maxey’s athleticism would fit right in with the Bucks. His length really aids in his ability to score the basketball, as he registered 14 PPG in his freshman and only season as a Kentucky Wildcat. He does a fantastic job of utilizing shots of the dribble with his quick release, as he was one of the top perimeter shooters entering college basketball. This part of his gameplay is definitely something that is appealing to the Bucks.
When he doesn’t have the capability to get off a shot, Maxey is still more than capable of making a play. He’s been graded high at driving to the hoop and an advanced ability to connect on floaters. He’s also exhibited fantastic court vision and willingness to facilitate the basketball to teammates. Additionally, he’s also just not a solid 3-point shooter. At Kentucky, he boasted an 83.3 percent from the charity stripe.
Maxey also has been praised for his ability to make the correct decision and finds when running in transition. With a player like Giannis Antetokounmpo on the roster, that style of play will definitely be welcomed with open hands.
Taking a look at some of Maxey’s weaknesses, the main one that stands out is his consistency. While he shows promise from beyond the arc, it was tough for Maxey to develop a level of consistency in Lexington. During his lone season, he put forth a 29.2 percent from deep.
There was also some discussion about Maxey forcing shots too much. On some occasions, he’d take the contested shot rather than continuing to let the offense flow and work for a better scoring opportunity. You’d like to think that if he does fall to Milwaukee, he’ll be able to foster his ability to share the basketball with all of the talent the Bucks have. However, it is something to keep an eye on.
Taking a look at an NBA comparison, NBA Draft Net symbolizes his style of play similar to Cuttino Mobley. If Maxey does fall to Milwaukee, there is a lot of reason as to how he could be a fit with the squad and really develop into a key piece of the future.
Here’s the next poll to see who is gonna land at 16.
My pick for the #16 spot on the community draft board is...
This poll is closed
Aleksej Pokusevski, PF, Serbia
Precious Achiuwa, PF, Memphis
Patrick Williams, SF, Florida State
Theo Maledon, PG, France
Saddiq Bey, PF, Villanova
RJ Hampton, PG
This poll will close at 1 pm (CST) on Thursday, November 5.
Brew Hoop Draft Board Rankings
- Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia
- LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawarra Hawks
- James Wiseman, C, Memphis
- Deni Avdija, SF, Israel
- Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn
- Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC
- Killian Hayes, PG, France
- Obi Toppin, PF, Dayton
- Devin Vassell, SG, Florida State
- Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Iowa State
- Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt
- Tyrell Terry, PG, Stanford
- Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina
- Kira Lewis Jr., PG, Alabama
- Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky