By Eric Magnin
The wrinkle in the Sixers starting lineup tonight is Shake Milton starting at the point with Ben Simmons at the 4.
What should we expect?
Here’s what ace Jackie McMullen of ESPN thinks:
What if I told you a 54th overall pick with a 7-foot wingspan was informed he was out of the rotation, only to seize the moment when a teammate went down and torched the LA Clippers for 39 points?
Sounds like a great 30 for 30 film.
Maybe someday ESPN will feature Shake Milton; in the meantime, the G League alum will be the starting point guard for the Sixers, directing a lineup that has played exactly zero minutes together.
Milton has exhibited exceptional range — how does 45.3% from the 3-point line sound? — and a defensive fierceness Philly craves. The Sixers knew they needed to shake things up. Now all eyes will be on Malik Benjamin Milton to see if he will thrive under playoff scrutiny.