Traded by the Grizzlies to the Sixers in exchange for Danny Green and the 23rd pick of the 2022 draft, D. Anthony Melton It was the first summer signing for the 76ers, who were desperate for an outside defender following the departure of Ben Simmons earlier in the year.
After an impressive season from a collective standpoint with the Grizzlies, the 24-year-old full-back, who has the 2021/22 season with 10.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists, has moved east and joins an equally ambitious team. of those he left in Tennessee.
” When I saw the team I was sent to, I was relieved. I was like, OK, that’s a pretty good situation. The former USC resident explained. ” It fits me well. I know what the team needs and I know their ambitions. I am ready to take on the challenge. »
In a team whose group revolves around being in the low position of Joel Embiid, the full-back is well aware that he will be particularly useful to make room for the Cameroonian pivot, thanks to his reliable outside shot (38.8% success rate over the past two seasons). But also for the 76ers’ main ball carriers, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey, who are more comfortable when they can attack the circuit and out for bowlers.
A role similar to the one he held alongside Ja Morant in Memphis, finally.
” This is what this team needs [son profil de shooteur] For easy baskets. Judgment on Milton. ” I draw fast, and I’m ready to shoot as soon as I get the ball. I’m not really the dribbling style all over the place. »
Reunion continues in Philly
In Philadelphia, De Anthony Milton found Daryl Morey. As with PJ Tucker and Danuel House, the club’s two main summer recruits, the current president of the 76ers was intentionally recruited because he was the one who drafted Milton, 46th in the 2018 draft, when he was still based in Houston.
But the goalkeeper was finally transferred to Phoenix a few weeks later, and thus never played for the Rockets. After nearly four years, he was finally reunited with the person who gave him his chance, when he was suspended during his second (and final) year in the NCAA, on suspicion of incompetence.
” His confidence means a lot. I didn’t play this year, so I was dropped in the draft to 46th.“Remember Milton.” And it still gave me the chance, and I really felt like the person the club wanted. »
” I am ready to give everything for the team and the city. I’m ready for the challenge. So concluded.
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