Sixers’ Maxey Among NBA’s Most Underrated Players

Sixers’ Maxey Among NBA’s Most Underrated Players
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Some people would say: Where would the Philadelphia 76ers be without Joel Embiid?

Well, what about Tyrese Maxey?

Sixers fans, especially those who take advantage of PA sports betting apps, have enjoyed watching Maxey improve from year to year.

Maxey’s talents and contributions to the Sixers are not to be taken for granted.

That is clear when you look at the most underrated players in the NBA. – your source for PA betting sites – has ranked the most underrated players in the league.

We did so by utilizing to find the cap hit and point shares of every NBA player during 2022-23 NBA regular season. After doing the math of the $ per point share for each player in the league, we were able to determine the most value-driven players from this season. Salary and point shares were included for all teams the player was on during the season.

Key plays by many on the list no doubt have swayed wagers at BetGM Pennsylvania and other sportsbooks in the state.

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Most Underrated NBA Players of 2022-23 Season

Rank Player Name Cap Hit (2022-23) Point Shares (2022-23)* $ Per Point Share*
 1 Warriors F Anthony Lamb $694,878 2.4 $289,533
 2 Lakers F Austin Reaves $1,563,518 5.4 $289,540
 3 Wizards F/C Daniel Gafford $1,930,681 6.1 $316,505
 4 Knicks G Immanuel Quickley $2,316,240 6.7 $345,707
 5 Rockets F Kenyon Martin Jr. $1,782,621 4.9 $363,800
 6 Grizzlies G Desmond Bane $2,130,240 5.8 $367,283
 7 Jazz F/C Walker Kessler $2,696,400 7.1 $379,775
 8 Pelicans F Trey Murphy III $3,206,520 7.6 $421,911
 T-9 Hornets F/C Nick Richards $1,782,621 4.2 $424,434
 T-9 Grizzlies F/C Xavier Tillman $1,782,621 4.2 $424,434
 11 Pelicans F Herbert Jones $1,785,000 4.2 $425,000
 12 Trailblazers F/C Drew Eubanks $1,968,175 4.4 $447,313
 13 Clippers G/F Terance Mann $1,930,681 4.3 $448,996
 14 Grizzlies F Santi Aldama $2,094,120 4.6 $455,243
 15 T-Wolves F/C Luka Garza $508,891 1.1 $462,628
 16 Knicks G Quentin Grimes $2,277,000 4.8 $474,375
 17 Nuggets F/C Thomas Bryant $1,968,175 4.1 $480,042
 18 Celtics F Sam Hauser $1,637,966 3.4 $481,755
 19 Thunder G Isaiah Joe $1,836,090 3.8 $483,182
 20 T-Wolves F Jaden McDaniels $2,161,440 4.4 $491,236
 21 76ers G Tyrese Maxey $2,726,880 5.4 $504,978
 22 Spurs G Tre Jones $1,782,621 3.4 $524,300
 23 Jazz G Kris Dunn $1,000,001 1.9 $526,316
 24 Heat G Max Strus $1,815,677 3.4 $534,023
 25 Bulls G Ayo Dosunmu $1,563,518 2.9 $539,144
* — Rounded up for visual purposes.


How Maxey Makes the List

According to the rankings, Maxey – a third-year player and former 2020 first-round pick from the University of Kentucky – posted a cap hit of $2,726,880 in the 2022-23 season, totaling 5.4 points at $504,978 per point share.

Maxey was ranked 21st overall in the NBA.

The 6-2, 200-pounder, who has yet to play a full 82 games in a season, had his most productive year ever in his third season with the Sixers. He averaged 20.3 points per game (39th in the league), 3.5 assists (68th), 2.9 rebounds (150+), while shooting 48.1% from the field (62nd).

His offensive production climbed by more than 12 points since his rookie season (2020-21), but his minutes played, rebounds and assists per game all saw a small drop from his second to third season.

Maxey played an integral part of the Sixers success this season, leading Philadelphia again to the Eastern Conference semifinals as a three-seed, before bowing out in seven games to its main rival, the Boston Celtics. It was a frustrating series for the Sixers, who brought a 3-2 led into Game 6 at home but couldn’t close the deal.


About the Other Underrated Players

The Memphis Grizzlies (3), Minnesota Timberwolves (2), Utah Jazz (2), New Orleans Pelicans (2) and New York Knicks (2) are the only teams in the league that featured multiple underrated players in the Top 25.

Eleven teams didn't have a player in the Top 25: the Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns.

Surprisingly, six of the 11 teams not featured were in the NBA Playoffs bracket. However, all four conference finals teams feature a player in the Top 25. will keep an eye on the Sixers heading into next season as well as be your best bet for Pennsylvania betting promotions.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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