The Philadelphia 76ers saw Tyrese Maxey return to action Friday in their game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Maxey was out due to a foot injury and did have a minutes limit off the bench, playing 19 minutes in the contest. The 76ers know how valuable Maxey is to their title hopes, so will they manage his workload on the second night of a back-to-back set as he’s just returned from his foot injury?
Tyrese Maxey injury updates
Saturday PM update - Maxey is out against the Thunder.
Maxey was understandably off in his return to the floor. He finished with nine points on 4-10 shooting overall. The minutes limit could’ve been to preserve him for Saturday’s contest, although he’ll likely have some restrictions again if he does suit up. The 76ers might punt on this game anyway given the opponent, so there’s a chance every key player gets pulled ahead of the new year.