Tue. Jan 26th, 2021

For a second-round pick, Milton has made great strides. A back injury to Simmons last season gave him a chance to start, and Milton made the most of it. Milton had one six-game stretch where he averaged 20.7 points and shot 64.7% from three. He can play either guard position, although setting up teammates isn’t his strength. He has become a dangerous three-point shooter, who hit 43% from three-point range. Rivers had had success with high-scoring sixth men such as Lou Williams and Jamal Crawford, and Milton could fit into this role. Rivers also feels, with his length, Milton can be a solid defender. For that to happen, Milton will have to get stronger and show he can fight off picks. From his first year to last season, he was among the most improved players in the NBA.