Detroit Pistons player expected to agree to contract with Knicks after Pistons buyout

Shake Milton is set to take his talents to the Big Apple.

Pistons reportedly agree to buy out Shake Milton, making him free agent -  Yahoo Sports

The New York Knicks are allegedly close to signing veteran guard Shake Milton to their roster, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

“ESPN Sources: Shake Milton intends to sign with the New York Knicks after clearing waivers. Milton has agreed to a contract buyout with Detroit and will be available for the Knicks playoff roster. Guard provides instant assistance to an injury-riddled roster.”

Shake Milton to return to the Atlantic Division with the Knicks

Milton, who spent his first several seasons in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers, is on waivers after reaching a deal with the Detroit Pistons to have his contract bought out, putting him on track to become a free agency. The Knicks are banged up and could use another healthy body to help them regain their consistency. New York is still one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, with a 35-25 record entering Saturday, but they have lost seven of their previous ten. At the present, they are 12.5 games behind first place.

Milton began the 2023-24 NBA season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who signed him to a two-year $10 million contract in July, but was traded to the Detroit Pistons before the February trade deadline, along with Troy Brown Jr. and a 2030 second-round pick, for guard Monte Morris. He only played four games for the Pistons, making no starts and totaling 27 points, 18 rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 63 minutes.

Overall in the 2023-24 NBA season, the 27-year-old Milton is averaging 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per 36 minutes while shooting 40.3% from the field and 27.4% from three.

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