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Shake Milton put up 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, and three assists Monday. He drew the start and saw 25 minutes of time on the court.
Milton redeemed himself after going scoreless in Saturday's first game back from the long hiatus. He's established a role in Philly but is too far down the pecking order to warrant serious fantasy consideration in most formats, as long as the 76ers are at full strength.
Shake Milton managed zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3P) with three assists, one rebound and three turnovers across 19 minutes in Saturday's 127-121 loss to the Pacers.
Milton started Saturday's contest, but failed to score despite playing 19 minutes. The 76ers were impressed with Milton before the shutdown, and moved PG Ben Simmons to PF (play off the ball) for the 23-year-old to handle the point. Milton is averaging 9.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 triples across 33 games this season. He will look to rebound from Saturday's performance in Monday's contest against the Spurs.
Shake Milton scored 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3PT) to go along with four rebounds and two assists during Sunday’s 102-97 loss to the OKC Thunder.
Milton knocked down a majority of his shots from beyond the arc and saw a decent amount of playing time. The Sixers have experimented with playing Milton at the PG position while playing Ben Simmons at PF. We’ll see how this plays out as the season restarts. For now, look elsewhere other than Milton for fantasy production, as he’s not on the radar just yet.
Per Sixers head coach Brett Brown, the team plans to use Shake Milton as the point guard and Ben Simmons at the 4 when the season resumes.
With Simmons being tested at the PF position, there is an opening for a starting PG and it’s looking likely that’ll be Milton. A startup lineup of Milton, Josh Richardson, Tobias Harris, Simmons, and Joel Embiid is what could be used when the season opens. Milton played well down the stretch for the Sixers prior to the shutdown and would be a valuable DFS target with a decent salary and the ability to play starter minutes.
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.
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.