Milton stepping up in absence of Maxey in Philly

Shake Milton has filled in more than admirably for the injured Tyrese Maxey and Raphielle Johnson explains why the 76ers guard needs to be rostered.

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- With Tyrese Maxey joining James Harden on the sideline with a foot injury, Shake Milton was in position to log major minutes for the first time this season. He's taken full advantage of the opportunity, by adding top 20 per game value in nine cap formats over the last week. In November 25 win over Orlando, Milton played 42 minutes and recorded a line of 24 points, 9 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, and 4 3-pointers, shooting 7-for-13 from the field.

In the four starts he's made since Maxey's injury, Milton has scored 22 points or more three times. And during this stretch, he's averaging 22.3 points, 7 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 2.5 3-pointers, nearly 39 minutes per game. Shooting 56.9% from the field and 92.9% from the foul line.

Milton's rostered in 59% of Yahoo leagues so he's off the board in the more competitive formats. But there are clearly still some holdouts. It's time to change that.