Doc Rivers gives update on Shake Milton, expects return vs. Raptors


The Philadelphia 76ers have been missing the services of Shake Milton since Jan. 9 when he went down late in their win over the Sacramento Kings with a sprained left ankle. Since then, the bench unit has had trouble producing any consistent offense as they clearly miss the third-year guard out of SMU.

While Milton will miss a fifth straight game on Friday against the Chicago Bulls, the Sixers do expect him to return on Sunday when the team hits the road to take on the Toronto Raptors.

“Shake looked great today,” said coach Doc Rivers. “I would anticipate Shake next game, but we had an early scrimmage with some of the young guys and some of our skill development guys, Shake got up and down the floor.”

Rivers even insinuated that Milton could have played on Friday against the Bulls, but he is taking the cautious approach with him.

“Really, the reason we wouldn’t play him today is because then you worry of swelling that happens after workouts,” Rivers finished. “We have to wait and see how that goes.”

The Sixers and the Bulls tipoff at 7:30 p.m. EST at Wells Fargo Center before they head down to Tampa for the two games with the Raptors.

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