Shake Milton

Shake Milton

27-Year-Old GuardG
Brooklyn Nets  NBA  
Brooklyn Nets
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Knicks and subsequently traded to the Nets in July of 2024. Final two years of the contract are non-guaranteed.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Malik Benjamin "Shake" Milton was born in Savannah, Georgia. He attended Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma. Milton earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors for the state of Oklahoma as a junior in 2014. He won the award again as a senior, averaging 29.7 points and 4.4 assists. Milton was also named Tulsa World Player of the Year, Oklahoma Super 5 Player of the Year and Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State. After three years at Southern Methodist University, he reached the NBA in 2018. In April of 2020, he donated 500 meals to Philadelphia-area healthcare workers helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about Milton by following him on Twitter (@SniperShake) and on Instagram (@snipershake). Milton was brought to SMU by coach Larry Brown for the 2015-16 season. The freshman guard lasted longer than his coach, who left 21 games into the season. The 6-foot-5 guard started 23 games and provided 10.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Mustangs. He was a starter as a sophomore next to Sterling Brown and put up 13.0 points, 4.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds for coach Tim Jankovich. The team only lost twice after Dec. 2 and swept through the American Athletic Tournament as Milton averaged 10.3 points and 5.3 assists. The guard had 11 points, five rebounds and five assists in the first-round loss to USC in the NCAA Tournament. A broken hand limited Milton to 22 games in his junior season, but he averaged 18.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists and was named to the All-AAC Second Team for the second straight season. He scored a career-high 33 points in a win over Wichita State. Milton declared for the 2017 NBA Draft with one season of eligibility remaining and was chosen by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round (54th overall pick).

Headed to Brooklyn
GBrooklyn Nets
July 4, 2024
Milton signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Knicks on Thursday before being shipped, along with Bojan Bogdanovic, to the Nets as part of the sign-and-trade that will send Mikal Bridges and Keita Bates-Diop (shin) to the Knicks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
While the final two years of Milton's contract are non-guaranteed, he will have an opportunity to compete for backcourt minutes on a rebuilding Nets squad. In 2023-24, Milton averaged 4.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 12.1 minutes across 48 total appearances for the Pistons, Timberwolves and Knicks in the regular season.
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How does Shake Milton compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
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True Shooting %
49.6%
 
Effective Field Goal %
44.4%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
33.1%
 
Free Throw Rate
27.5%
 
Offensive Rebound %
1.7%
 
Defensive Rebound %
9.8%
 
Total Rebound %
5.9%
 
Assist %
14.1%
 
Steal %
1.4%
 
Block %
0.9%
 
Turnover %
10.8%
 
Usage %
0.0%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
9.2
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.7
 
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After playing his entire career in Philadelphia, Milton will get a fresh start in Minnesota heading into the 2022-23 season. Although he ended last season outside the top 300 in nine-category formats, he did close the regular season with a bang. Over the final three games, he averaged 15.3 points and 11.3 assists. While this is a minimal sample size, it does lead us to believe there could be some upside playing as a makeshift facilitator. That brings us to this season, where he will likely come off the bench behind Mike Conley and Anthony Edwards. Jordan McLaughlin is likely penciled in as the backup point guard, and rightfully so. However, Milton has far more offensive versatility, meaning he could be a sneaky target in deeper formats, just in case he can take a few minutes away from McLaughlin.
Milton has been in a relatively steady backup guard role for the 76ers over the past three seasons. In those 158 appearances, he's averaged 10.4 points on 45/37/82 shooting, 2.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 21.8 minutes. Last season, he ranked 303rd in per-game fantasy value in eight-category roto leagues, and he's never ranked higher than 212th. That shouldn't change this season. Tyrese Maxey and James Harden will take up most of the minutes in the backcourt, and Milton will compete against De'Anthony Melton, Matisse Thybulle and Furkan Korkmaz for reserve minutes. Melton may have an inside track for more minutes, given his defensive upside. As a result, Milton can be ignored in most fantasy leagues. He may not be an every-game player.
Milton again played a light sixth-man role for the 76ers last year, though his workload fluctuated significantly throughout the season. The reserve guard appeared in 64 games and averaged 13.0 points, 3.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 23.2 minutes, though both his field-goal percentage (45.0) and three-point percentage (35.0) took dips compared to 2019-20. Ultimately, he ranked 212th in per-game fantasy value. As the team stands heading into training camp, Milton appears to be in line for the same role. However, with the continuous rumors of Ben Simmons and the Sixers hoping to part ways, there's always a chance for Milton to receive increased minutes. At the same time, the Sixers would likely be trading for another point guard, so Milton's chances of starting are probably slim. Aggressive fantasy managers in deep formats can take a chance on the 25-year-old with a final pick, but the payoff will heavily depend on how the Simmons situation gets resolved.
The fact that Milton, the 54th pick in the 2018 draft, emerged as a starter for the Sixers down the stretch after spending the early part of the season out of the rotation entirely or even in the G League says something about the team's overall struggles, though it also says plenty about Milton's development. His primary contribution came as the team's best three-point shooter, as he led the Sixers in three-point percentage with a 43.0 percent mark. That's well above his 31.8 percent mark as a rookie, though that came in a small sample of just 268 minutes and was out of line with his college numbers, as he shot 42.3 percent or better from downtown in each of his three seasons at SMU. He also shot an impressive 53.5 percent from inside the arc last season, second only to Ben Simmons among the team's regular rotation players. Milton's 2.6 assists per game (in 20.1 minutes) is a fairly low total for a nominal point guard, though anyone who fills that role while Simmons is on the court will likely see their ball-handling duties reduced. Milton's likely role this season is as a useful third guard who can handle the ball a bit and knock down open shots, though there's, in theory, more upside here if he takes another step forward in his role or development.
Milton logged 20 games as a rookie second-round pick last season, averaging 4.4 points (on 39.1 percent shooting) and 1.8 rebounds across 13.4 minutes. The SMU product was a lights-out three-point shooter in college, shooting over 40.0 percent from three-point range in each of his seasons with the Mustangs. Given his limited playing time in his first pro campaign, Milton didn't have much of a chance to develop his marksmanship at the pro level, draining 31.8 percent of his 2.2 three-point attempts per game. Milton did show plenty of promise while suiting up for 27 games as a member of the G League's Delaware Blue Coats, averaging 24.9 points (on 48.4 percent shooting, including 36.7 percent from three-point range), 5.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals across 34.7 minutes. The 22-year-old didn't manage a successful encore in Las Vegas Summer League play, however, shooting an abysmal 17.0 percent across 22.0 minutes over three games before suffering an ankle sprain. Looking ahead to the 2019-20 campaign, Milton could be in line for a nice bump in opportunity in the wake of T.J. McConnell's offseason departure, which opens up a prominent spot in the backcourt rotation. The second-year pro will have plenty of competition for minutes at point guard behind Ben Simmons from young veterans Trey Burke and Raul Neto, with the depth chart -- and by extension, Milton's role and destination to open the season -- likely to become increasingly clear over the course of training camp and preseason.
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Cracks rotation in blowout loss
GNew York Knicks
May 13, 2024
Milton supplied three points (0-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), one rebound and one assist across 15 minutes during Sunday's 121-89 loss to the Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
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Officially signs, available Tuesday
GNew York Knicks
March 5, 2024
Milton officially signed with the Knicks and will be available for Tuesday's game against the Hawks, Stefan Bondy of the New York Post reports.
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Bound for New York
GNew York Knicks
March 2, 2024
Milton plans to sign with the Knicks upon clearing waivers during the upcoming week, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Bought out by Detroit
GFree Agent
March 1, 2024
Detroit and Milton agreed to a contract buyout Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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Grabs season-high nine boards
GDetroit Pistons
February 15, 2024
Milton produced 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal across 22 minutes during Wednesday's 116-100 loss to the Suns.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Not likely to re-sign
GPhiladelphia 76ers
June 21, 2023
Milton has been identified as the "least likely" of the impending 76ers free agents to re-sign with the club, according to Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice.com.
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Milton held a secondary role last season and is looking for an opportunity to get an expanded role elsewhere. The potential re-signing of James Harden would likely close the door on Milton returning to Philly, but if the veteran All-Star decides to play elsewhere, things might change. Milton averaged 8.4 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game last season.
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