BREAKING NEWS: Pistons Agree To Contract Buyout With Veteran Guard After Narrow Loss To Cavaliers

Pistons Reach Buyout With Veteran Guard Shake Milton After Loss Vs. Cavaliers.

Player grades: Shake Milton leads Sixers past Pistons in season finale

The Detroit Pistons and veteran guard Shake Milton have agreed to a contract buyout, allowing him to return to the free agent market.

Milton, who joined the Pistons from the Minnesota Timberwolves before the trade deadline, will now be available to clubs looking for postseason reinforcements. On February 7, the Pistons received Milton, Troy Brown Jr., and a future second-round selection in exchange for Monte Morris.

The 25-year-old guard, who formerly played for the Philadelphia 76ers, began a new chapter in his career during the 2023 summer by signing a two-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Despite appearing in 38 Timberwolves games, Milton struggled, averaging 13 minutes per game and providing five points and one assist. His three-point shooting was poor, with a 26 percent success rate.

Milton’s involvement with the Pistons was limited, with an average of 15 minutes in his first four games. However, he received three straight Did Not Play (DNP) designations prior to the Pistons’ last game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Following the Pistons’ ten-point loss to the Cavaliers, reports circulated that Milton and the organization had amicably decided to part ways, resulting in the contract buyout.

During his time with the Sixers, Milton appeared in 34 playoff games, including four starts. In the playoffs, he averaged 13 minutes on the court, scoring five points and dishing out one assist, while shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc for his career.

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