Brand on Milton: ‘He is an exciting young talent’

Two games into the Vegas Summer League, Philadelphia 76ers G Shake Milton, has had his struggles. Milton has shot just 4-29 from the field and is averaging 12.5 ppg. However, he received some good news as the 76ers and Milton have agreed on a multi-year contract, the team announced today.

According to reports, it is a four-year deal.

Milton, 22, was originally selected by Dallas with the No. 54 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and was traded to Philadelphia on draft night.  Milton spent last season with both the 76ers and the team’s G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats on a two-way contract. In 27 games (all starts) for the Blue Coats, Milton averaged 24.9 points (fourth in the G League), 4.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.3 steals in 34.7 minutes per game.

Milton saw action in 20 games at the NBA level, averaging 4.4 points in 13.4 minutes per game, scoring in double figures three times, including a 13-point outing at Orlando on March 25.

“Shake is the perfect example of what hard work and strong player development can produce,” Brand said. “We are proud of the strides he made in the G League last season, where his game was able to blossom while gaining confidence as a pro. He has earned the right to be where he is today. He is an exciting young talent, and I look forward to his continued development with the 76ers and the depth that he provides our roster.”

At this point, many expect Milton to battle it out with recently signed G Raul Neto for minutes at the backup point guard position, and if Milton can duplicate some of the success he had in the G League, he could definitely be a key contributor for the 76ers next season.



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