2. Improve his shot creation
Milton’s most glaring weakness in Vegas was his inability to effectively create his own shot. Despite good feel as a passer and a lead playmaker, his limited explosiveness cast an unavoidable ceiling over his production.
When it comes to creating in a primary role, Milton often has trouble shaking his defenders. He does have much side-to-side shiftiness in his handle, and his first step is a tad underwhelming. At 6-foot-6, he’s just not built in a point guard mold.
The Sixers won’t need to rely on Milton at point guard next season — Raul Neto and Trey Burke will carry that burden. But the Sixers do lack a certain degree of shot creation, and some viewed Milton as a potential solution before Vegas.
If the Sixers are to rely on Milton, it will need to be in a secondary, complementary role until further notice. He can spot-up, cut to the rim, and run the occasional pick-and-roll, but expecting him to relieve significant pressure as a ball handler could have grave effects.
It’s something Milton needs to work on. Improvement on that front could open up a legitimate shot at minutes for the former second-round pick.