Philadelphia 76ers Player of the Week: Shake Milton continues hot streak

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Shake Milton is continually proving that he can be a go-to offensive option for the Philadelphia 76ers for a postseason run.

Earlier this past week, I wrote about how Shake Milton has star potential. With that in mind, there’s no reason to beat around the bush here. Milton has gained yet another “Player of the Week” award for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Milton started off the week with a fantastic game in the loss against the Los Angeles Clippers. He finished with 39 points (career-high), three rebounds, five assists, one steal, two turnovers, and five fouls, while shooting 14-20 from the field, 7-9 from 3-point range, 4-5 from the foul line. Hopefully, this game alone solidified that Milton should stay a starter once everyone is back healthy.

The Sixers lost their second straight game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Milton had 12 points, one rebound, six assists, four steals (career-high per RealGM), five turnovers, and four fouls, while converting 4-9 from the floor, 2-6 from downtown and 2-4 from the free-throw line.

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Like most players on the 76ers, he struggled to score against the physical Lakers’ defense. However, this unimpressive stat line (outside of the steals total) probably won’t be the norm moving forward, even when Philly’s fully healthy.

Milton had a nice bounce-back game in the victory against the Sacramento Kings. He ended with 20 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block, one turnover, and four fouls, while making 8-14 of his field-goal attempts, 3-5 of his 3-pointers and he made his one free throw attempt.

Honorable Mention

Glenn Robinson III gets this week’s “Honorable Mention” for matching his career-high of 25-points when Philly played against the Lakers and for finally making his first 3-pointer of his second tenure with the 76ers. This week, he averaged 10.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.3 turnovers, and 1.3 turnovers.

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Milton has been on a hot streak for the Philadelphia 76ers the last seven games, which includes the three this past week. This past week, he’s averaged 23.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.3 blocks, 2.7 turnovers, and 4.3 fouls. Now the question is, can he keep this up whenever Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Josh Richardson return to the lineup?