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.
March 4, 2020, 1:13 amShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton cooled off on Tuesday but still produced a nice fantasy line in a loss to the Lakers with 12 points (4-of-9 FGs), one rebound, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.
It's encouraging to those that picked up Milton recently that he can still put up strong fantasy performances on only nine shots due to his assists, steals and, tonight, threes. He's a clear hold until the Sixers start getting their main pieces back.
March 2, 2020, 5:56 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (concussion) will not play during Tuesday's game.
Richardson suffered the injury on Sunday and was placed into concussion protocol. Shake Milton has been white hot recently, and this news should boost his playing time for now.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
March 1, 2020, 8:28 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton was a monster against the Clippers on Sunday, putting up 39 points (14-of-20 FG, 4-of-5 FT), seven 3-pointers, five assists, three rebounds and one steal.
Milton remains an excellent pickup in the wake of Ben Simmons' injury in Philadelphia, and this was his best performance yet. It's even more impressive doing this against the Clippers elite flock of defenders. He received a huge 39 minutes on Sunday and is looking like a gamechanger that may force his way into a larger role whenever Simmons is able to return. Congrats on picking him up if you were able to snag him.
February 27, 2020, 9:46 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton went off again on Thursday with 19 points (6-of-7 from the floor), five triples, four assists and two blocked shots in 32 minutes.
Milton showed again why he should be a hot pickup with Ben Simmons out. Simmons will be out for at least two weeks, and Milton looks like he's grabbing hold of this job. He should be a good source of triples, if nothing else.
February 26, 2020, 9:18 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton drew the start for Ben Simmons and led the team with 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-6 3PT), while adding four rebounds, four assists and a block on Wednesday.
Milton looks like a viable streaming option while Ben Simmons remains sidelined. He looks like he'll have a couple weeks of runway with Simmons being re-evaluated in two weeks.
February 26, 2020, 8:20 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) will not return on Wednesday vs. the Cavs.
Embiid collided with Ante Zizic early in the first half and left for the locker room. He returned to the bench briefly in the second quarter but returned back to the locker room. Al Horford will benefit the most and should post top-75 value with Embiid out. Josh Richardson and Tobias Harris will also see a boost with Ben Simmons (back) out at least two weeks. Matisse Thybulle and Shake Milton could also have streaming value with Embiid and Simmons out but are probably better for 14-team leagues rather than standard leagues.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 9:45 pmShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton started for an injured Ben Simmons (back) on Monday and was able to do a bit of everything in his 26 minutes on the floor, tallying seven points (3-of-7 shooting), five rebounds, six assists, one trey, one steal and one block.
Milton may not be a must-add in standard leagues just yet, but this across-the-board production is something that could prove useful to teams in leagues 14-team or deeper.