Ranking NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Candidates Through First Half of 2020-21
#9 Shake Milton
Is Milton Philly’s X-factor? The Sixers are 10-2 this season when he has scored at least 13 points, 13-10 when he has scored under 13 or simply didn’t play. His mid-range shooting has improved a lot this year. From 10 to 16 feet away from the hoop, he is shooting 52.2 percent, a nine-percent improvement from a season ago. What’s key for him, especially when he’s on the floor with Ben Simmons, is becoming more reliable from distance. At the moment, he’s shooting just 32.6 percent from beyond the arc.