Sources: Shake Milton planning to sign with New York Knicks

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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Shake Milton is planning to sign with the New York Knicks upon clearing waivers, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday.

Milton agreed to a contract buyout with Detroit and will be eligible for the Knicks' playoff roster.

The Knicks have dealt with a slew of injuries this season and are currently missing starters OG Anunoby, Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson.

Milton, 27, would provide backcourt depth New York has been missing between the injuries and a trade last month that sent backup point guard Immanuel Quickley to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Anunoby.

Milton began the season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 4.7 points in 12.9 minutes per game. He was sent to the Pistons in a trade last month and appeared in only four games.

A spark plug off the bench, Milton spent five seasons with the 76ers to begin his career, averaging nearly 10 points per game across his final three seasons in Philadelphia. He signed a two-year deal with a team option in the second year with Minnesota this past summer.