Shake Milton brings a range of talent to the Timberwolves’ table
After spending his entire career with Philadelphia, guard Shake Milton brings length, athleticism, and scoring punch to any NBA rotation. With a seven-foot wingspan, Shake has little issue shooting over defenders. He has a quick first step and shifty footwork. Which can be on display during his signature step-back 3 shot.
Heading into the 2022-23 season, the Timberwolves had high hopes for former guard Jaylen Nowell. Going as far as including him as a key member of the team’s core, Nowell was tasked with providing a scoring punch off the bench.
That never happened.
Shaking up the Timberwolves roster
While the expanded role for Nowell fell short, Shake Milton looks to be the heir apparent to the critical bench scoring role. Like Nowell, Shake is best with the ball in his hands. He’s a shifty guard who can create his own shot and shows no fear in taking on opposing defenders.
Shake is capable of producing from the midrange, placing in the 70th percentile in long midrange scoring. His ability to be an above-average threat from the midrange opens up the ability to apply pressure on the rim where he shot 63 percent last year. On top of both the midrange and scoring at the rim, Shake connected on 39 percent of his threes last season.