Shake Milton is worthy of being the Philadelphia 76ers’ player of the week.
Despite the Philadelphia 76ers game against the Oklahoma City Thunder being postponed, the franchise still played two games this past week. Within those two games, there was one player who’s performance is worthy of the player of the week award.
Player of the Week: Shake Milton
Shake Milton was clearly the Sixers’ best player in the close loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. He finished with 28 points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals, five turnovers, and two fouls, while making 10-18 shots from the floor, 2-5 from the 3-point line, and 6-7 from the free throw line.
In the 76ers victory against the Boston Celtics, Milton was the club’s third leading scorer. He ended the game with 16 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal, four turnovers, and one foul while converting 4-10 field goals, both of his 3-pointers, and all six of his foul shots. Outside of his turnovers, it’s hard to argue with the type of week Milton had.
To be clear, if Joel Embiid played in both games this past week, he’d easily be this week’s player of the week. Sadly, he only played against Boston, however, that one game made it hard to go with Milton over the big man.
In that one game this past week that Embiid played in, he had 42 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block, one turnover, and two fouls. He went 12-19 from the floor, 1-5 from downtown, and 17-21 from the charity stripe. Another MVP performance from the big man against a division rival should help Embiid to win the award down the road.
This past week Milton averaged 22.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.0 blocks, 4.5 turnovers, and 1.5 fouls. Milton’s scoring off the bench has been huge for the Philadelphia 76ers as of late and if it continues he should be in the conversation for the Sixth Man of the Year award.