Milton went for 17 points (6-18 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists and a steal in 38 minutes during Friday's 102-94 Game 3 loss against the Celtics. The young point guard has been a pleasant surprise, scored 13 or more points in all three playoff games so far, but this was his best yet. He might have struggled from the field in this one, but Milton's minutes are trending up and he's offering nice low-cost production for fantasy purposes.
Milton registered 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt) and three assists in 26 minutes during Monday's 109-101 Game 1 loss against the Celtics. Milton started at point guard, and while the 13-point output might not turn too many heads, he was extremely efficient, including making all of his two-point attempts. Milton should remain Philadelphia's starting point guard for Game 2 on Wednesday.
Milton ended with 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes during Monday's 132-130 victory over the Spurs. Milton connected on a dagger three-pointer with only six seconds remaining to help lift the 76ers to a much-needed victory. He has been quiet during his time on the floor thus far, but Milton picked just the right moment to step up. He is running as the starting point guard with Ben Simmons shifting over to the power forward position. While the playing time is nice, as long as the team is relatively healthy, Milton will be more of a streaming option for points and threes.
Milton has been working as the 76ers' starting point guard since the team resumed practicing in Orlando last week, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Before the NBA shutdown in mid-March, Milton had started 16 of the 76ers' last 19 games, with most of those assignments coming at point guard while Ben Simmons (back) was sidelined for the most recent nine contests. With Simmons having made a full recovery from the injury during the league's four-month hiatus, Milton was expected to shift to the bench or move over to shooting guard, but coach Brett Brown appears eager to give the second-year player a longer leash running the offense. Brown indicated that he's been impressed with how Simmons has looked while playing power forward in practices alongside star center Joel Embiid, which suggests the Sixers will roll with Milton as their starting point guard when the team returns to action Aug. 1 versus the Pacers. Milton is still likely to sacrifice some usage now that Simmons is healthy again, but sticking at point guard may be enough to help the 23-year-old retain value in most fantasy leagues. As a starter this season, Milton has averaged 14.1 points (on 53.9 percent shooting from the field), 3.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 2.2 triples and 1.1 steals in 28.2 minutes per game.
Milton ended with 20 points (8-14 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 27 minutes during Thursday's 125-108 victory over the Kings. Milton scored in double digits for the sixth time in his last seven games, a span that has seen him put up top-20 numbers in standard formats. With Ben Simmons (back) sidelined indefinitely, Milton figures to be a key piece for the 76ers as they make a push for a top-four spot in the East. His value is heavily reliant on scoring and doing so at an efficient rate. Should that waiver, his overall production could take hit. However, the playing time appears almost guaranteed, and he should be on a roster in almost every league.
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