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Sixers and Shake Milton reach agreement on four-year deal

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The Sixers are signing Shake Milton to a four-year contract, according to Kyle Neubeck of Philly Voice.

Once news broke that the Sixers signed Norvel Pelle to a two-way deal, Shake Milton seemed destined to strike an agreement to join the NBA roster full-time. There is now a single two-way contract space left for the Sixers to fill, and Marial Shayok, 54th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, seems like a good guess to get the call.

Milton’s promotion to the NBA squad is an encouraging sign for Milton as a prospect (though I suppose the Sixers didn’t have too many other realistic options). Milton was selected by the Sixers 54th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, and spent the 2018-2019 season bouncing back and forth between South Philadelphia and Delaware. While with the Blue Coats, Milton flashed combo guard skills with an ability to take advantage of his length and footwork. Against G-League competition, Milton’s speed didn’t standout to me, so I’d be a little worried about his lack of quickness. However, I think he’s worth the promotion and would like to see him get some opportunities early on, particularly because of his past success as a shooter.