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Veteran G Shake Milton officially signs with Knicks after clearing waivers

The Knicks have officially signed veteran guard Shake Milton after he cleared waivers on Monday night.

SNY’s NBA Insider Ian Begley confirmed this past weekend that Milton intended on joining New York for the stretch run upon hitting the open market after reaching a buyout with the Detroit Pistons, and now it has become a reality.

The 27-year-old will be eligible for New York’s postseason roster and he offers immediate help off the bench for a team that’s been ravaged by injuries to a handful of their key starters throughout the regular season.

Milton was traded to the Pistons from the Minnesota Timberwolves along with Troy Brown Jr. and a second-round pick ahead of the trade deadline, but he appeared in just four games with Detroit before agreeing to a buyout.

The former second-round pick out of SMU has struggled this season as he’s averaging just 4.7 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists across 42 games with both clubs.

Prior to that, though, he enjoyed a ton of success coming off the bench for Philadelphia as he averaged 9.3 points while shooting 36 percent from behind the arc over his first five NBA seasons.

He also appeared in 34 playoff games during his time with the 76ers.

Milton will look to find that scorer's touch and bring some valuable veteran experience to the Knicks’ second unit down the stretch during the regular season.