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Mike Scott says he’s been working out with Paul Millsap a lot this summer

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Sixers forward Mike Scott says he’s been working out with Denver Nuggets big man Paul Millsap a lot this summer.

Scott wants to become more versatile and says Millsap’s game is so simple, yet effective.

“I don’t need to change my game, just become more versatile. Put the ball on the ground a little bit more, not too much, don’t get too carried away with it,” Scott said, via Philly Voice. “I’m not trying to turn into Kyrie (Irving) or anything…I’ve been working with Paul Millsap a lot, with how his game is so simple and how he does simple one-dribble, two-dribble moves, especially [for when] they run me off of the line.”

The Sixers acquired Scott from the Los Angeles Clippers last season in the Tobias Harris trade. The 31-year-old signed a two-year, $9.8 million deal with Philly this summer.

Scott stretches the floor for the Sixers with his perimeter shooting. He shot 41.2 percent from beyond the arc in 27 games with Philly last season.

The Sixers lost Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick this offseason, but signed All-Star big man Al Horford and acquired combo guard Josh Richardson from the Miami Heat in the Butler sign-and-trade deal. Many believe the Sixers have a good shot at winning the Eastern Conference next season.