Miami Heat: Tyrese Maxey is looking more and more like he fits the culture

Tyrese Maxey #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates after defeating the Auburn Tigers(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Tyrese Maxey #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates after defeating the Auburn Tigers(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Tyrese Maxey #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball against against the Tennessee Volunteers (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat have the 20th overall pick in Wednesday’s draft, for now. Will Tyrese Maxey be there when they select, whenever that is?

Tyrese Maxey is an offensive dynamo. Although I think he would have to be a combo guard or two-man in the league, he has a sort of Lou Williams thing about him but he’s a bit more well put together.

About three inches taller than Lou Will, a thicker frame, and much broader shoulders, at worst he could be a sixth man capable of giving you 15 a game and lethal shooting from deep. At best, he can develop his defense and ball-handling to become the most lethal of scoring lead guards.

Maxey has deep range… we mean deeeeeeeeeep. He can hit it off the spot-up or off the dribble pull up as well it seems.

Then there’s also stuff like this. Check this clip out from Bleacher Report.

While the whole video is pretty amazing and informative, there was one part in particular that stuck out to me. It starts at around the 2:17 mark of the video.

To save you some time, here’s how it went.

"Maxey: Just been keeping my head low, grinding. Starting at 6 every single morning, you know, since May 23rd. Chris Johnson(Trainer): So, our goal every day for Tyrese is to make over 2,000 shots. So, if you look at 2,000 times 6, that’s what, 12,000 shots a week? Over a five, six month period, that’s a lot of shots. And that’s made shots. So it wasn’t complex; it was super simple. This is what we have to correct. Let’s put in the work. Maxey: It’s been great working out with Chris. I really appreciate him because when I first got out here, they set my schedule for 10 o’clock and I told him, I was like… he calls the gym the barbershop… and I told him that I wanted to be the first one in the shop, first one in the chair every single day until I’m gone. And he said “ok fine, we are going to get here at 6”. Johnson: 5:45, 5 am is not for everybody. Not only basketball players but people, are products of what we do every day. It’s like a daily routine"

That says a lot. Right off, it says that Jimmy Butler’s 4 am workouts won’t be a thing to Maxey, because he’s used to it.

If you watch the entire video, you get a better feel for it all and a pretty comprehensive view of Maxey. There are issues though that may keep him from the Miami Heat.