August 23, 2020, 4:02 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton put up 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Celtics.
Milton rounded out his line with four rebounds, a steal and a pair of 3-pointers. He wasn't a huge factor in Philly's short postseason but did score at least 13 points in every game and was one of the Sixers' only reliable 3-point threats. Changes are coming in Philly but Milton might have the inside track on starting at point guard next season barring a significant transaction.
August 21, 2020, 10:27 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton posted 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal in the Sixers' 102-94 loss to the Celtics on Friday evening.
Milton, a rookie, showed a lot of heart in Game 3, even in the defeat. He had some inspiring drives to the bucket in crunch time and it's obvious he has the trust of both his teammates and coach Brett Brown. It will be interesting to see how Milton's career progresses, as he came out of nowhere to become a real factor in 2019-20.
August 3, 2020, 11:16 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting with five rebounds, three dimes and two triples in Monday's 132-130 win over the Spurs.
Milton hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 7.2 seconds left on the clock and continues to deliver big performances for the Sixers. Prior to the bubble, Milton was on fire, averaging 19.4 points on .563 shooting with 2.8 3s in the month of March and after a zero-point outing against the Pacers, he brought it back. After tonight, there shouldn't be a doubt as to whether or not he can contribute for fantasy teams.
August 1, 2020, 10:48 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid bullied the Pacers on Saturday, scoring 41 points (15-of-23 from the floor) with 21 rebounds and three blocks in 34 minutes.
Embiid did all he could to get the Sixers the victory but was out-dueled by T.J. Warren's 53 points for the Pacers. Embiid's fantasy stats should benefit from Shake Milton replacing Al Horford in the starting lineup. Although Shake Milton had a rough night (zero points, three assists and five fouls in 19 minutes), Horford coming off the bench will boost Embiid's rebounding numbers and open up more space in the paint for him.
July 24, 2020, 6:22 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton was the starting point guard for the Sixers vs. the Grizzlies on Friday, during which he scored six points, handed out three assists and hit one triple.
Milton received 17 minutes and the starting unit performed well while he was on the floor, and that's basically as important as Milton's own performance. The Sixers hope that his presence as a floor spacer will let Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons thrive, and it will take time for that answer to reveal itself. Milton's not going to be a mid-round player in standard leagues like he was while Simmons was injured before the shutdown, but he could emerge as a 3-point specialist as a starter.
July 17, 2020, 12:06 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton managed to show his potential and take advantage of his opportunities whenever Ben Simmons missed time, finishing just outside of the top-210 this season.
Milton only deserved to be on a roster when Simmons was out, making him more of a handcuff than a standalone fantasy asset. However, with the 76ers set to play Simmons at power forward in the NBA’s bubble, maybe he’ll get the starting job heading into next season. He’d be a steal in next year’s drafts as most people likely wouldn’t trust it, but in Milton’s last 10 games he was the 45th-ranked player in all of fantasy thanks to big output in points, threes, steals and assists. Stay tuned for Milton news throughout the offseason because if he wins the starting job next season he could be a huge sleeper.
July 13, 2020, 1:45 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton has been starting at point guard in the Sixers' Orlando practices, with Ben Simmons working as a power forward.
Simmons will still do a ton of playmaking, but the big news here is Milton's likely full-time promotion into the starting five. It shouldn't come as a surprise considering his outstanding play prior to the NBA shutdown. In 16 starts with the Sixers, Milton averaged 14.1 points, 2.2 3-pointers, 3.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals and was rolling along as a surprising standard-league asset. Feel free to upgrade Milton in any short-season fantasy games, though be aware that much of Milton's output came when the Sixers were missing important players. Simmons, Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson were all dinged up when Shake really broke out.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
July 9, 2020, 3:55 pmTrey BurkePG, Dallas Mavericks
Trey Burke averaged the second fewest minutes of his career (13.2) for the Sixers across 25 games before being waived in early February and has since signed a contract with the Mavs for the NBA restart in Orlando.
Burke averaged 5.9 points, 1.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.6 threes and 0.5 turnovers with .465/.421/.722 splits. There wasn't much of a role for him in Philadelphia, especially after the emergence of Shake Milton in late January. Burke finds himself on the same Dallas team that he played for to end the 2018-19 campaign but is unlikely to play many minutes. He finished the season outside the top-350 in per-game value which is probably where he will find himself next season.
July 1, 2020, 1:03 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (lower-back nerve impingement) is fully recovered and will not face playing time restrictions according to Sixers head coach Brett Brown.
Shake Milton played very well while Simmons missed time, but it will be interesting to see how he fares with Simmons back in the mix. Simmons was effectively ruled out for the regular season back in March, but now that things have been delayed he is poised to help fantasy owners once again.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
May 31, 2020, 7:51 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
According to projections by Mike O'Connor and Derek Bodner of The Athletic, Shake Milton will be a starter for the Sixers whenever play relaunches.
Milton was thriving for the Sixers when the season was suspended due to COVID-19, and some risk remains that Ben Simmons will bump him from the rotation when the stoppage in play is lifted. In 16 starts with the Sixers, Milton averaged 14.1 points, 2.2 3-pointers, 3.6 assists, 3 rebounds and 1.1 steals. As a 3-pointer specialist along, Milton has earned a slot in 12-team formats, but things are going to be more difficult when he is forced to play off-ball in a fully healthy lineup in Philadelphia
Source: The Athletic
March 11, 2020, 1:41 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (lower-back nerve impingement) will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
This bad news effectively rules Simmons out for the rest of the fantasy regular season in most leagues. Simmons has posted averages of 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 8.2 assists this campaign. It's full speed ahead for Shake Milton owners at this point.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 6:11 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson is no longer listed on the injury report and will be available to play against the Pistons on Wednesday.
Richardson should see added playmaking duties with Ben Simmons (out) dealing with a back injury. Shake Milton has balled out recently while Richardson, Simmons and Joel Embiid have been out, but is sure to see a hit to his value with Richardson and possibly Embiid returning for this one. Richardson ranks in the top-150 on the year but has the upside to be a top-75 value down the stretch.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 7, 2020, 11:13 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting with three rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes on Saturday.
Milton continues to start for the short-handed Sixers and news came out earlier on Saturday that Ben Simmons (lower back nerve impingement) would be reevaluated next week. Milton should be owned in all leagues and deserves a few games of leash with how well he has played.
March 7, 2020, 1:21 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (lower-back nerve impingement) will be reevaluated next week.
Simmons has been out for two weeks as the Sixers are still waiting for the inflammation around his nerve to subside. The team is "hoping" that he can return before the playoffs which does not bode well for his fantasy playoff outlook. Shake Milton will continue his breakout while the Sixers hope Josh Richardson can step up once he returns from a concussion on what has been a down-year for him so far.
March 6, 2020, 12:17 amShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton kept up his scoring binge on Thursday with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go with three rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.
Milton continues his scoring run and should be owned in all standard leagues until further notice. The Sixers might not be fully healthy for a few weeks and even if they get bodies back, Milton has earned enough trust to hold until the wheels fall off.