Standout: PG Shake Milton
The Minnesota Timberwolves simply feel like a better team with guard Shake Milton on the roster. While he is not the biggest, fastest, or best scorer on the team, he always to be connected to great plays on the basketball court.
Shake Milton is another of the Wolves ‘Jack of All Trades,’ on the roster who seems to flow to whatever Coach Finch needs him to play in any rotational lineup. Much like Kyle Anderson, Milton doesn’t bat an eye at whatever the Timberwolves ask of him.
He is a battle-hardened tough guy who delivers in so many ways. In 20 minutes, he was able to score 12 points, haul in two rebounds, dish out six assists, and finish the game with a (+/-) factor on the night of +31, the highest of any player in the game.
While all of this is wonderful news, it is amplified ten-fold due to the fact that this is only the third time that he has competed with the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. He does not start. He does not have a fixed role with the Timberwolves. And Wolves Coach Finch is still assessing when and how to optimize Shake Milton’s role on the team.
But he has contributed at every turn, shown up, and competed hard with every opportunity. The Timberwolves are absolutely thrilled with him so far.
I am too.
Preseason Game 3 grade: A-
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