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Shake Milton to stick in the starting lineup when the season resumes?

by Adam Koffler | 76ers Correspondent | Sat, May 30th 8:45pm EDT

According to 76ers beat writer Derek Bodner, PG Shake Milton is expected to remain in the starting lineup for Philadelphia when the NBA season resumes. (The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact:

Milton took the place of injured Sixers G/F Ben Simmons when he went down with a lower back injury in February. In his last seven starts prior to the suspension of the season, Milton was averaging a very respectable 19.4 points per contest. While he may not put up 20 points per game when Simmons is healthy, Milton offers the Sixers more floor spacing and an extra playmaker when he’s running with the starting five. Al Horford proved to be an odd fit with Joel Embiid, so it’s makes more sense for Milton to retain his spot in the starting lineup alongside Simmons, Embiid, Josh Richardson, and Tobias Harris, and have Horford lead the way for the Sixers second unit. With high usage scorers around him, Milton likely won’t have much fantasy appeal, but his assists numbers could see a slight uptick with the increased run.

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