Atlantic Notes: Burks, Milton, Williams, Kemba

Recently-acquired Sixers wing Alec Burks could take on more point guard responsibilities in the wake of Ben Simmons‘ injury. However, the 6’6″ guard is better suited for the shooting guard spot, as Derek Bodner of The Athletic contends.

Burks shoots the ball well of the catch, Bodner adds — the former Warrior made 37.5% of his 96 “no-dribble” attempts while in Golden State.

Here are more notes from the Atlantic Division:

  • The Sixers appear ready to have confidence in Shake Milton as the point guard replacement for Simmons, Mike Greger of relays. Gregor also details Milton’s rise to the NBA ranks.
  • Robert Williams is a wild card for the Celtics, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports writes. Williams, who was the no. 27 overall pick in the 2018 draft, is Boston big man with the highest ceiling.
  • The Celtics are playing it safe with Kemba Walker‘s return to the court, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports. Tuesday against the Cavs is a possible return date, as we detailed earlier today, but Blakely says that the need for caution “cannot be overstated.”
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7 thoughts on “Atlantic Notes: Burks, Milton, Williams, Kemba

  1. nentwigs

    When SHAKE is out on the court for the Sixers at PG:

    It’s the Milton the Monster Show !!

    GET IT ??

  2. Tazza

    Move Josh Rich to the bench with Al Horford and start Milton Korkmaz Robinson Harris and Embiid
    Then off the bench have Burks JRich Thybulle Scott Horford.

    Starting line up Milton and Korkmaz can play the 2 man game with Embiid either pick and rolls, pick and pops, rolling to the rim or just feeding Embiid. Outside of that Harris can ball handle and use Milton, Korkmaz and Robinson and floor spacers. Defensively just play man to man defence and should be fine with Embiid there to cover the paint.

    Off the bench have J Rich and Burks do most the handling and have the paint mainly open with Scott spacing and Horford at the top of the key. Defensively JRich Burks and Thybulle would do well and Horford is also there.

    • Curtisrowe

      The only problem with that is the simple fact that Milton, Robinson, and Korkmaz aren’t any good.

  3. x%sure

    Respect seems to be finally coming for Shake Milton, who is more than just a distance shooter.

    All is not doom & gloom for Philly. They just have issues with their stars.

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