Shake Milton
Shake Milton
23-Year-Old GuardG
Philadelphia 76ers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Milton logged 20 games as a rookie second-round pick last season, averaging 4.4 points (on 39.1 percent shooting) and 1.8 rebounds across 13.4 minutes. The SMU product was a lights-out three-point shooter in college, shooting over 40.0 percent from three-point range in each of his seasons with the Mustangs. Given his limited playing time in his first pro campaign, Milton didn't have much of a chance to develop his marksmanship at the pro level, draining 31.8 percent of his 2.2 three-point attempts per game. Milton did show plenty of promise while suiting up for 27 games as a member of the G League's Delaware Blue Coats, averaging 24.9 points (on 48.4 percent shooting, including 36.7 percent from three-point range), 5.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals across 34.7 minutes. The 22-year-old didn't manage a successful encore in Las Vegas Summer League play, however, shooting an abysmal 17.0 percent across 22.0 minutes over three games before suffering an ankle sprain. Looking ahead to the 2019-20 campaign, Milton could be in line for a nice bump in opportunity in the wake of T.J. McConnell's offseason departure, which opens up a prominent spot in the backcourt rotation. The second-year pro will have plenty of competition for minutes at point guard behind Ben Simmons from young veterans Trey Burke and Raul Neto, with the depth chart -- and by extension, Milton's role and destination to open the season -- likely to become increasingly clear over the course of training camp and preseason. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $4.99 million contract with the 76ers in July of 2019. Contract includes $2 million team option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio

Malik Benjamin "Shake" Milton was born in Savannah, Georgia. He attended Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma. Milton earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors for the state of Oklahoma as a junior in 2014. He won the award again as a senior, averaging 29.7 points and 4.4 assists. Milton was also named Tulsa World Player of the Year, Oklahoma Super 5 Player of the Year and Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State. After three years at Southern Methodist University, he reached the NBA in 2018. In April of 2020, he donated 500 meals to Philadelphia-area healthcare workers helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about Milton by following him on Twitter (@SniperShake) and on Instagram (@snipershake).

College/International Summary

Milton was brought to SMU by coach Larry Brown for the 2015-16 season. The freshman guard lasted longer than his coach, who left 21 games into the season. The 6-foot-5 guard started 23 games and provided 10.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Mustangs. He was a starter as a sophomore next to Sterling Brown and put up 13.0 points, 4.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds for coach Tim Jankovich. The team only lost twice after Dec. 2 and swept through the American Athletic Tournament as Milton averaged 10.3 points and 5.3 assists. The guard had 11 points, five rebounds and five assists in the first-round loss to USC in the NCAA Tournament. A broken hand limited Milton to 22 games in his junior season, but he averaged 18.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists and was named to the All-AAC Second Team for the second straight season. He scored a career-high 33 points in a win over Wichita State. Milton declared for the 2017 NBA Draft with one season of eligibility remaining and was chosen by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round (54th overall pick).

Goes for 20 points Thursday
GPhiladelphia 76ers
March 6, 2020
Milton ended with 20 points (8-14 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 27 minutes during Thursday's 125-108 victory over the Kings.
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Milton scored in double digits for the sixth time in his last seven games, a span that has seen him put up top-20 numbers in standard formats. With Ben Simmons (back) sidelined indefinitely, Milton figures to be a key piece for the 76ers as they make a push for a top-four spot in the East. His value is heavily reliant on scoring and doing so at an efficient rate. Should that waiver, his overall production could take hit. However, the playing time appears almost guaranteed, and he should be on a roster in almost every league.
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Milton came off the bench to play 20 games with the 76ers during the 2018-19 season. He averaged 4.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest in limited playing time. Milton came off the bench to make his season debut against the Washington Wizards on Nov. 30. In that game, he scored five points and contributed a pair of assists. Milton scored a career-high 13 points against the Orlando Magic on Mar. 25. His career high in rebounds came Apr. 9 against the Miami Heat when he pulled down eight boards. As a two-way player, Milton also competed regularly for the Delaware Blue Coats of the G League. For the Blue Coats, he started 27 games, averaging 24.9 points and 5.3 assists. That scoring rate was good for fourth in the league.

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Transaction History
  • June 21, 2018
    Drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2nd round (54th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft and traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Kostas Antetokounmpo and Ray Spalding.
  • July 26, 2018
    Signed a two-way rookie contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • July 7, 2019
    Converted from a two-way contract to a regular contract by the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Scores 12 in loss to Lakers
GPhiladelphia 76ers
March 4, 2020
Milton had 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-6 3PT, 2-4 FT) and six assists in Tuesday night's loss to the Lakers.
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Explodes for career-high 39 points
GPhiladelphia 76ers
March 1, 2020
Milton poured in 39 points (14-20 FG, 7-9 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five assists, three rebounds and one steal in 40 minutes during Sunday's 136-130 loss to the Clippers.
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Stays hot with 19 points in victory
GPhiladelphia 76ers
February 27, 2020
Milton put up 19 points (6-7 FG, 5-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 32 minutes during Thursday's 115-106 win over the Knicks.
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Scores 20 versus Cavaliers
GPhiladelphia 76ers
February 26, 2020
Milton accumulated 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-6 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists and one block in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 108-94 loss to the Cavaliers.
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Solid in start
GPhiladelphia 76ers
February 24, 2020
Milton amassed seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block across 26 minutes in Monday's 129-112 win over the Hawks.
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