By Peter Gleason
The Sixers take on the New Orleans Pelicans tonight.
And Tyrese Maxey, who hasn’t played since Nov. 18 due to a left foot fracture, returned to practice on Thursday.
The injury report lists Maxey as probable to return against the Pelicans. He will likely come off the bench if he does return, but his return is a big development for Philadelphia moving forward.
Maxey is averaging 22.9 points and 4.4 assists while shooting 42.2% from deep in the 15 games he has played. Considering De’Anthony Melton has played so well with the starters, Maxey might be coming off the bench to start, but there is no doubt he will be involved with the offensive game plan.