Doc Rivers lays out his goals for Sixers backup guard Shake Milton

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CAMDEN, N.J.–The Philadelphia 76ers will use the early portion of the 2022-23 season to figure out what works best for their rotation. Coach Doc Rivers did say that the rotation will be fluid as he works through everything he has on the roster.

They open the season on Tuesday against the Boston Celtics and Rivers will have to figure out how the rotation will play out on the floor. That means he will have to figure out the role of Shake Milton.

The fifth-year veteran out of SMU figures to be the team’s backup ball-handler, but there is also De’Anthony Melton to handle the ball. With that said, the Sixers plan on using Milton in a variety of different roles.

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“I just want him to be Shake,” said Rivers. “Do it all. We use him as a utility player. Score, run the team. We want him to be a better defensive player which he can be. He did a great job in camp of picking the ball up full court. That’s something he can do. We need him to do it.”

Milton averaged 8.2 points and 2.6 rebounds with 2.5 assists in 55 games in the 2021-22 season. He was held back by injuries and he had to work his way through a lot of adversity out on the floor. Now that he is healthy, one figures that he will be all set to go and help this team succeed in the upcoming 2022-23 season.

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