Multiple Sixers impressed by Shake Milton’s performance vs. Grizzlies

The Philadelphia 76ers continue to be shorthanded as they work through their existing weekend trip. They do not have Joel Embiid on this journey and they require others to step up when the minute requires it.

In Saturday’s hard 106-104 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, that person was Shake Milton. The third-year guard from SMU led a return in the 4th quarter as he scored 15 points in the last frame on his method to 28 for the video game. His work brought the Sixers back into it and he actually provided a possibility late.

“I told him ‘Shake, keep it on, keep the foot on the gas, don’t hold yourself back’, coach Doc Rivers said after the game. “I thought he held himself back in the first half. I thought in the second half, he went for it again and I want Shake to be that way. Every night, no matter who’s on the floor, and all situations, because that’s his ability, and I’m trying to get him to see that every night, that can be Shake Milton.”

This follows Milton installed 31 points and 7 helps in a previous efficiency off the bench versus the Miami Heat. He continues to turn heads as he flourishes in his existing bench function.

“Shake’s been great,” stated Tobias Harris. “He’s just a guy that has a lot of confidence, and he doesn’t shy away from the moment. At the same time, he’s really skilled with the basketball and finishing. He’s got the mid-range game so he can pretty much score on all three levels. 3-pointer, mid-range, and get into the rim and go with the basketball.”

Milton shared the court with a future Hall of Famer in Dwight Howard along with star Ben Simmons in assisting Philadelphia return in the video game. He shot 7 complimentary tosses and he tore down 2 from deep on his method to his huge video game.

“He’s been great,” stated Simmons. “I think, offensively, he’s just been staying aggressive, getting to the line, making shots. He continues to work on his game so he’s been great.”

Howard had actually been impressed by Milton’s video game previously, today that he has a couple of video games with him, he has actually seen his video game up close.

“He’s doing an amazing job, he gets to his spots, he’s shootouts great shots, I haven’t seen him really take any bad shots,” stated the 17-year veteran. “He’s done a good job. He got us back in the game with his offense late in the game. I thought he did an amazing job. We got to keep feeding late in the game. It seems like he’s finishing, getting buckets late in the game, and he did a good job. I’m real proud of Shake.”

The Sixers will end up the fast journey on Sunday when they check out the Oklahoma City Thunder.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.