I don't love the short term roster fit of drafting Maxey but he checks the boxes for a successful DA draft pick and could fit well in a future more Tatum centric roster.
was the #13 ranked player by espn in his class
has a strong frame and a +5 wingspan
struggled as a 3pt shooter in college ( in line with Smart, Langford, Brown and Rozier) but shows promise
Maxey could be an interesting fit for this team. He is a physical on ball defender who does a good job fighting through screens and by most accounts is a very competitive player. This could earn him early minutes on the court and make him a interesting 2nd unit back-court mate for Marcus
Itís interesting to me that players like Smart and Brown; who didnít have a college 3-pt shot, were able to get enough Court time to develop their NBA 3-pt shot due to their defensive abilities, while players like Hunter, Young, and now possibly Carsen Edwards, who all had a college 3-pt shot, werenít able to transition.
Maybe that is the better strategy? Donít expect that the guy with the NCAA-3 will be able to make the NBA-3. Instead develop the guy that can play NBA defense and hope he can be trained to shoot?