JASON MAXIELL

QUOTE: “I try to show on the court more than I do verbally. I’m going to start to get to the point where I talk to them (young players). If I see they are in the wrong position or doing something wrong I will bring them to the side and speak to them.”

COHEN’S ANALYSIS: It’s become quickly apparent why Rob Hennigan targeted Maxiell in free agency this past summer. Not only is he a fierce competitor and a bully inside, Maxiell is a consummate professional and is willing to help young players in the infantile stages of their development.

He had a big influence on Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond in Detroit and he will likely have an impact on the progress of guys like Nikola Vucevic, Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O’Quinn.

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