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.
February 24, 2020, 6:53 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford will start for the Sixers on Monday.
Ben Simmons is sidelined and Horford will stay in the lineup for now. Even if he's the team's Sixth Man in the long term, Horford provides value in a number of categories. Shake Milton will also start against the Hawks.
Source: Serena Winters on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 3:04 amShake MiltonSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Shake Milton saw some extra run on Saturday with Ben Simmons going down, erupting for 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including five triples and two assists.
It was a one-dimensional game from Milton but it was good enough for boost in points, threes and FG tonight. Keep an eye on him as a potential add if Simmons misses multiple games.
February 11, 2020, 6:44 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz and Josh Richardson will start in place of Al Horford and Shake Milton in Tuesday's game against the Clippers.
Richardson starting was only a matter of time, but the real news is that Korkmaz has supplanted Horford in the starting lineup for at least this one game. It is no secret that the Sixers have a hard time spreading the floor, and the frontcourt pairing of Horford and Joel Embiid hasn't been what the team envisioned. If this lineup works on Tuesday, it may have some lasting power in the second half of the season. Pay close attention to this development, and Korkmaz in particular, coming off back-to-back 30 point outings.
Source: NBA Injury Report