In Philly, Milton and Melton are amazed

This is not a small amount Sixers He has not been injured since the start of the season.

For their part, Joel Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris have all missed a few games, and what is currently missing in Pennsylvania is the Harden/Maxey duo…

At the same time, it forces Doc Rivers to reorganize back yard, without two common owners in the 1/2 positions. a blessing for De’Anthony Meltonand especially Shake Milton.

Why? Simply because, unlike Melton, Milton wasn’t (or isn’t) part of his coach’s recovery plans.

Milton found time

First he chained a “DNP” and then made short appearances, the 26-year-old then took advantage of James Harden’s injury to recover nearly twenty minutes of playing time without shining off the bench (6.6 points).

But thanks to the absence of Tyrese Maxey, he was able to get that starting point, which he quickly adapted to.

For three games (one win), the delicate Shake Milton has found a rhythm and is gaining momentum: averaging 21.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists (in 38 minutes), 58% on shots, 50% on 3-pointers and 88% on shots!

Standing on both sides of the floor, especially when he has to run to project himself in transition.

That’s why you work hard and always pay attention to what’s going on in defense. That’s also what we’re looking for offensively. This way the counterattack can be as smooth as possible “, he detailed the night after his family’s loss to Charlotte.

Melton Express Integration

As for the hyperactive De’Anthony Melton, who arrived from Memphis over the summer, things were a little different in Philadelphia.

Initially used as a sixth man (7.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals), he moved to the five (13.7 points, 5 .7 rebounds, 4.2). assists and 2.4 interceptions).

Needless to say, in addition to being productive and efficient as soon as he steps on the floor, Doc Rivers has blind faith in the former Grizzlies player, and it’s unanimous among his teammates. .

I always tell him I wish he played more because he’s one of the few guys on the floor who can pass “Joel Embiid, for example, explained after last Friday’s win over the Bucks.” He’s very good at the pick-and-roll and he’s shown it, controlling and making the right passes every time. »

Same story with Shake Milton: ” De’Anthony [Melton] he’s kind of a swiss army knife, he’s someone who can play in different positions and do a lot on the pitch, so he makes life easier. It’s fun to play with “, he judged of his friend in the back line of the Sixers, who averaged 20.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 4.0 steals in three games.

To be sure, Shake Milton, like De’Anthony Melton, isn’t afraid to respond because their coach has given them more power, especially with the ball in hand. This bodes well for Philadelphia, which is still struggling to move up in the standings (9th in the East, with nine wins and nine losses)…

These are the guys we need and they will show up “, Joel Embiid already hoped about them.

De’Anthony Melton Percent It bounces
The season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Turn off Def Early p.d party Int bp CT Points
2018-19 PHX 50 20 39.1 30.5 75.0 0.5 2.2 2.7 3.2 2.3 1.4 1.5 0.5 5.0
2019-20 THE SAME 60 20 40.1 28.6 76.9 0.7 3.0 3.7 2.9 1.8 1.3 1.4 0.3 7.6
2020-21 THE SAME 52 20 43.8 41.2 80.4 0.6 2.5 3.1 2.5 1.6 1.2 1.3 0.6 9.1
2021-22 THE SAME 73 23 40.4 37.4 75.0 0.9 3.6 4.5 2.7 1.8 1.4 1.5 0.5 10.8
2022-23 PHL 15 27 43.1 40.8 69.2 1.3 3.1 4.5 3.2 1.8 1.8 1.4 0.5 10.4
General 249 21 41.1 36.2 76.1 0.7 2.9 3.6 2.8 1.8 1.3 1.4 0.5 8.4
Shake Milton Percent It bounces
The season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Turn off Def Early p.d party Int bp CT Points
2018-19 PHL 20 13 39.1 31.8 71.4 0.5 1.3 1.8 0.9 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.4 4.4
2019-20 PHL 40 20 48.4 43.0 78.5 0.4 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.3 0.5 1.2 0.2 9.4
2020-21 PHL 63 23 45.0 35.0 83.0 0.5 1.8 2.4 3.1 2.1 0.6 1.6 0.3 13.0
2021-22 PHL 55 21 42.9 32.3 83.6 0.6 2.0 2.6 2.5 1.8 0.5 0.8 0.3 8.2
2022-23 PHL 13 18 51.3 36.8 71.4 0.5 2.2 2.7 2.1 1.5 0.1 1.7 0.2 7.5
General 191 21 45.0 36.1 81.5 0.5 1.9 2.4 2.5 1.9 0.5 1.2 0.3 9.6

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