Philadelphia 76ers Player of the Week: Shake Milton continues to impress

Shake Milton | Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Shake Milton | Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia 76ers second year combo guard is showing that he can be a consistent contributor during what was a bad week for the club.

This past week was bad for the Philadelphia 76ers. They lost three straight (four total including one from last week) against Eastern Conference rivals. There’s isn’t much solace to be taken from this past week, except that Shake Milton showed that he’s not just good in short burst, but he can be a consistent contributor. He earns his second straight “Player of the Week” award because of his consistent play.

Milton arguably had his worst game of the week in the blowout defeat against the Boston Celtics. He had 11 points, four rebounds, three steals and five fouls, while converting 3-8 from the floor, 1-4 from the 3-point line and all four of his free throws.

The Sixers had an even more embarrassing blowout loss against the Miami Heat. Milton ended the game with 11 points, four assists, two turnovers and one foul, while making 5-11 from the field and went only 1-5 on 3-pointers. Only Ben Simmons had more assists than Milton in this game for the 76ers.

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In the 11-point loss against the Milwaukee Bucks, Milton failed to score in double-digits for the only time this past week. He finished with eight points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, two turnovers and three fouls, while shooting 50.0 percent on six field goal attempts, 50.0 percent on his two shots form deep, and he made his one foul shot.

Honorable Mention

This “Honorable Mention” goes to Marial Shayok. The rookie on a two-way contract finally made his career debut against the Bucks. He finished with three points, one rebound and one foul, while going  1-3 on both field goal and 3-point attempts. With him making his debut, all the players on the Sixers roster has now register minutes in the NBA this season, whether it be with Philly or else where.

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Milton showed that he can produce at a consistent basis this past week for the Philadelphia 76ers. He’s averaged 10.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.3 turnovers and 3.0 fouls these past three games. It’s not eye popping stats, but he’s proving to be reliable player for the postseason.