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Sixers coach Doc Rivers impressed with Shake Milton, excited for future

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Milton, of course, had a big game against Rivers’ Los Angeles Clippers back in March on the road. He put up a cool 39 points and he drilled seven shots from deep as he continued his strong play after receiving more playing time.

“Shake can be a starter or a sixth man,” Rivers said shaking his head. “Shake is going to be a heck of a basketball player. He really is, you can just see it all over him. So with him and Furkan, with that type of firepower that you can use off the bench, man, that’s going to make us pretty good.”

Rivers was then asked about who the sixth man was on his team, and he didn’t have an answer on who will fill that role.

“I don’t think you know; I think I’ll know that when it happens,” Rivers explained. “I don’t think I ever go into a season, thinking about who the sixth man is, to be honest. Obviously, when you have a Jamal Crawford and a Lou Williams, it’s not that hard. Last year, we had Lou and Trezl and you could pick who you would consider the sixth man. The media picked Trezl which was great, as the Sixth Man of the Year award. I hope we have another one here this year.”

Milton is a guy who could be next in line on a list of all of the great sixth men who have played under Rivers in the past.

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