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Tyrese Maxey already positioned himself in the Philadelphia 76ers main core after past few years of improving brilliance, and Daryl Morey further solidified it in an appearance on 97.5 Fanatic.

Though the Sixers made it clear that they won’t hand Maxey its well deserved max rookie extension this offseason, Morey still clarified that they do consider the talented guard as an important piece and soon cornerstone of the franchise as they move along.

“Because of the quirk of the CBA we will be able to add a significant player next year before we extend Maxey and he’ll be a cornerstone, once we do that, with the franchise for a very long time,” Morey said.

Maxey, 22, promisingly averaged a career-best 20.3 points to go with 3.5 assists in 60 games last regular season for the Sixers.

He will earn $4.34MM next season as the Sixers exercised their team option on him.

Amid the current uncertainty surrounding James Harden, Maxey still provides that confidence of growth and room of competitiveness for the Sixers fans toward their long-term project. This statement made by Morey can only be connected from the fact that the franchise is hesitant to offer him on any trade talks being executed by other rival teams this summer.

Still young at age and already dynamic at his own craft, sky is truly the only limit for Maxey as Philadelphia eyes extended contention with reigning league MVP Joel Embiid at the helm.