Sixers rookies Landry Shamet, Shake Milton cleared for limited basketball activities
While Zhaire Smith’s foot injury is a tough blow for the Philadelphia 76ers, there is some good news for the basketball fans from the City of Brotherly Love. Injured Sixers rookies Landry Shamet and Shake Milton are ready for some light action.
According to the team, Milton had a stress fracture in his back, while Shamet had a sprained right ankle from his first Summer League game. Both are making progress with their injuries and may resume limited basketball activities.
Shamet was the 26th overall pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2018 NBA Draft. Shamet is a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Wichita State University. Milton was the 54th pick overall of the Dallas Mavericks. A 6-foot-6 guard from Southern Methodist University, he can facilitate the rock and guard multiple positions. He was acquired in a trade that sent Kostas Antetokounmpo and Ray Spalding to the Mavericks.
The Sixers had a taste of playoff success last season after enduring “The Process” for quite some time. With franchise cornerstones Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid leading the pack, the team is poised to take it to the next level in the Eastern Conference.
Once they get back from their injuries, look for Milton and Shamet to bring something different to the table.