Milton underwent surgery to repair his broken finger Tuesday and will be re-evaluated in 2-to-3 weeks, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. While Milton has appeared in 12 games for the 76ers this season, he suffered the injury while playing for the teams G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. Given that he's been back and forth between the two squads all season, his absence will not have any impact on the team's rotation after the All-Star break.
Milton suffered a broken finger Tuesday and will be out "a while," Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports. Milton has appeared in just 13 games for the 76ers this season, averaging 4.2 points across 9.7 minutes in those contests, so his absence won't have much of an effect on Philadelphia's rotation moving forward. The rookie should be considered out indefinitely until the 76ers further update his status.
Milton scored 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt) and added one rebound, one assist and one steal across 20 minutes Saturday in the 76ers' 126-110 loss to the Nuggets. A slew of injuries left the 76ers with only nine players on the 15-man roster available for Saturday, prompting the team to bring both of its two-way players (Milton and Haywood Highsmith) back from the G League's Delaware Blue Coats. Milton produced well during his time off the bench, but he'll most likely drop out of the rotation Tuesday against the Lakers, when all of Joel Embiid (rest), Jimmy Butler (wrist) and Wilson Chandler (hamstring) are expected to return to action. Expect Milton to head back to the G League in short order.
Milton totaled 26 points (9-19 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-12 FT), five rebounds, 10 assists, a steal and a block across 35 minutes Saturday against Westchester. Milton notched a double-double and was solid from the field, but the Blue Coats would fall 105-96 after a strong third quarter. Although Milton did finish the day with the team-lead in points scored, he also committed seven costly turnovers.
Milton totaled six points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, and two blocks in 11 minutes during Saturday's 106-100 win over the Mavericks. Milton finished with a career high block total while matching his most plentiful allotment of minutes through nine appearances. The rookie has been used sporadically, and the absences of Jimmy Butler (illness) and Wilson Chandler (illness) played a part in Milton being part of the first group of substitutions in the first quarter.
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