Start/Bench/Sit with these 3 Sixers players

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We are now in September and training camp is quickly approaching for every team, including the Philadelphia 76ers. It has been a chaotic offseason for the Sixers, with Ben Simmons telling the organization that he wants to be traded and will not be showing up for training camp.

Furkan Korkmaz re-signing and new free agent signings like Andre Drummond and Georges Niang mean training camp will be good for Doc Rivers to evaluate future lineups and develop chemistry between players.

With that being said, let’s talk about Start/Bench/Sit between Tyrese Maxey, Seth Curry and Shake Milton for this upcoming season, and where I would list them right now looking ahead toward the season.

Considering the trade that may or may not take place for Simmons, I believe these three players will all be highly impacted and affected the most by his departure. Let’s dive into what this could potentially mean for their roles going forward.

Sixers Start/Bench/Sit — Shake Milton, SIT

Shake Milton seems to be the odd man out for the Sixers coming into this season. Last season he had garnished the excitement and attention of fans for being a dark-horse favorite for the sixth man of the year award, but unfortunately he didn’t live up to that hype.

Ending the season with averages of 13.0 points and 3.1 assists in 24 minutes per game, Milton was declared by Doc Rivers to be his sixth man, giving him strong praise and comparison to former sixth man under him in Jamal Crawford and Lou Williams. Milton has shown that he can be a capable 3-point shooter, having shot 35 percent behind the arc on 3.2 attempts per game. but it was his inconsistencies that hampered him and by the end of the season, we saw Shake go from being the sixth man to watching both Maxey and Furkan Korkmaz go ahead of him.

The reason why Shake Milton is in the sit category for me is because I don’t see things changing for him at the moment. With the emergence of Tyrese Maxey and how well Seth Curry played, both of those players are ahead of Milton on the depth chart. Now including recently drafted Jaden Springer who may fight Shake for minutes and Furkan Korkmaz, who is back, we may see Milton sitting out games this upcoming season.