Sixers Sign Shake Milton To Four-Year Deal

JULY 7: Milton’s new four-year contract with the Sixers is now official, the team announced today in a press release.

“Shake is the perfect example of what hard work and strong player development can produce,” GM Elton Brand said in a statement. “We are proud of the strides he made in the G League last season, where his game was able to blossom while gaining confidence as a pro. He has earned the right to be where he is today. He is an exciting young talent and I look forward to his continued development with the 76ers and the depth that he provides our roster.”

JULY 2: Shake Milton will sign a new contract with the Sixers. The team has agreed to a four-year deal with the shooting guard, according to ESPN’s Jordan Schultz (Twitter link).

Milton played last season on a two-way contract, splitting his time between the Sixers and their G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. He saw limited playing time in 20 games for Philadelphia, but put up big numbers in 27 NBAGL contests, averaging 24.9 PPG, 4.9 APG, and 4.9 RPG with a .484/.369/.810 shooting line.

Because Milton’s two-way deal featured a second year, this transaction will technically be treated as a conversion from his two-way contract to an NBA contract, similar to Monte Morrisdeal with the Nuggets last offseason.

The Sixers will have to use cap space to ink Milton to a four-year contract. There will also be no December 15 trade restriction for Milton, as two-way contract conversions don’t carry the same rules as most offseason NBA signings.

Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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10 thoughts on “Sixers Sign Shake Milton To Four-Year Deal

  1. Jeff Zanghi

    How do you go from a 2-way deal kind of player to a 4-year contract!? haha seems like a quick turn around. good for him though!

    • Luke Adams

      Would guess it’ll be at or close to the minimum, and non-guaranteed for the last 2-3 seasons. Sort of like the deals that second-round picks typically sign.

        • Luke Adams

          No, his two-way contract with the Sixers had a second year for 2019/20, so he wasn’t a free agent. They’re just moving him from a two-way slot to the actual roster.

  2. fantasysportsadvice

    He’s talented, and he has sixth man potential, but can we just talk about how his parents named him SHAKE?

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