Shake Milton in Starting Lineup for Sixers’ Scrimmage vs Memphis
The Philadelphia 76ers will debut their new starting lineup today in their first scrimmage, head coach Brett Brown said during his pregame zoom meeting with the press.
Shake Milton will enter the starting lineup and start in place of Al Horford, who is heading to the bench. Tobias Harris, Josh Richardson, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will join Milton in the starting five.
This will be the first time Milton will play with this group, and Simmons will line up at the four alongside Embiid for the first time.
As for Horford, his role seems to be unclear at this time. Head coacg Brett Brown said after practice this week that he hasn't used any Embiid-Horford lineups during their mini-camp in Orlando, but he suggested that the two could fit together given the right matchup.
As for playing time today?
Per Brown, you can expect everyone to play, with the starters getting around 18-20 minutes.
The Sixers’ scrimmage is against the Memphis Grizzlies and takes place at 3:30 p.m. on 97.3 ESPN.