"Thon is like my little brother, this one hurts more than any trade that happened that I’ve been a part of but this is the business we work in." Maker, who was drafted 10th overall in 2016, has seen his role diminish this season with the Bucks as he’s averaged only 11.7 minutes per game in 35 appearances with no starts. 83% Upvoted. What does that have to do with him dropping out of the rankings? If we get a good coach, I think he'll become a solid role player, He’s watching that spry, young Terry zip around the court, nailing three and thinks to himself, “I remember those days.”, i've seen wilson chandler bully him inside the paint, that explains alot. Your home for College Basketball on the internet. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. "We're taking every game as if it's a playoff game right now, I'm thinking about how we can get to the 6th spot, or the 5th spot," he said. In the days leading up to the draft, a number of teams ruled themselves out of selecting Maker in the first round over concerns that his age had been misrepresented, as some believed Maker to be between 21–23 years of age despite being officially listed as a 19-year-old. Now Zeller has taken over as the backup center. Player of the Game: Thon Maker (Bucks) – What a game from the rookie from Sudan. Thon Maker's trade is weighing heavy on Giannis. One thing to note is if Stanley Johnson doesn't work out in Milwaukee he's a restricted free agent the Bucks can renounce this summer and let walk. What I did mind is we took him way too high. u/bamonsta. The Milwaukee Bucks decision to trade Thon Maker has left team MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo reeling over the loss of his “little brother”. move to a cramped economy seat to make room for another passenger, Vote in style with new Milwaukee Bucks election-themed T-shirt, Giannis Antetokounmpo is awesome, wins second-straight MVP award, 10 images from the Bucks' season-ending Game 5 loss to the Heat, How to watch the Bucks in the playoffs (even if you've cut the cord). The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. save hide report. Posted by. He needs to bulk up and/or exclusively play the 4. "I was coming back highly excited, a lot of people were saying that Bud was going to be a great coach for me," Maker recalled when speaking with ESPN. “Thon is like my little brother, this one hurts more than any trade that happened that I’ve been a part of but this is the business we work in," Antetokounmpo said Wednesday, per ESPN. Maker attended the 2016 NBA Draft Combine, where he was measured as the third-tallest player without shoes at 6'11.75" and recorded the highest no-step vertical jump (32") of any player over 6'11" in NBA Draft Combine history. Maker’s pending departure rocked the Bucks’ leader Giannis Antetokounmpo. "The skin on my lips was like flapping, covering my teeth so people thought I lost teeth but I'm good.". He is no longer on ESPN's top 100 for 2016, nor is on 2015 (I have heard rumors that is trying to reclassify). Welcome to Milwaukee, Stanley Johnson – and we'll miss you, Thon Maker, a good Bucks player and an even better person. NRL news 2020: Peter Sterling warning, Canberra Raiders, Spo... Victoria’s restrictions eased: No visitors on AFL Grand Fina... Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. The team can see a path to the NBA championship this season and are willing to give up potential star Shandry and their draft picks. One thing to note is if Stanley Johnson doesn't work out in Milwaukee he's a restricted free agent the Bucks can renounce this summer and let walk. "My mind was not on the moves they were making, I was just focused on improving so I didn't have any concerns with the Lopez signing," Maker reiterated when pressed on whether or not the signing felt like a lack of confidence in his ability. He just isn't in ESPN's top 100 anymore. Wasting no time in endearing himself to his new fanbase, Maker would suffer a gruesome mouth injury while emphatically blocking the shot of Washington Wizard, Bobby Portis. What happened to Thon Maker? The community always welcomed me. Multiple sources believe Maker to be 21-23, not 19. Simply seeking greater opportunities, he would try to distance himself from the negotiations and remain committed to his team mates in Milwaukee. Did something happen? Maker would return to the floor soon after to connect on his first basket as a Piston -a corner three-and was quick to reveal he would not be requiring a visit to the dentist. A lot has happened to Thon Maker this season. Most unskilled, raw, athletic foreign talents with high upside taken in the first round don't pan out. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. — Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) February 6, 2019. It was only a matter of time before the Bucks made a move of their own to solidify their roster before the final run to the playoffs. Several teams have entirely ruled Thon Maker out of the first round due to his age. -@Giannis_An34 reaction to deal agreed in principle that will send Thon Maker to Detroit for Stanley Johnson (per @wojespn) Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo had an emotional reaction to reports of Thon Maker's trade to the Pistons. "I had some people in Atlanta telling me he was a great coach, a player's coach, and that my style of play was his style of play. Though his time in Milwaukee is now over, fans will certainly remember Maker's fierce playoff punch – especially his five-block performance in Game 3 against Boston last year – along with his literal punching (and kicking) during a FIBA game this past offseason, playing for the Australian team. Edit: Have we accepted the fact that he's 19? He is no longer on ESPN's top 100 for 2016, nor is on 2015 (I have heard rumors that is trying to reclassify). He made four threes and did from other spots on the floor. Despite those c… Antetokounmpo, in his sixth season with Milwaukee, has played alongside the 7-1 center for three seasons. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1597166322662-mid-article-2'); }); That on-court incident aside, he'll also be remembered as just seemingly a really good guy, the kind that would move to a cramped economy seat to make room for another passenger. Maker's turnover% is way down from last year, he's finishing a lot better at the rim and, unsurprisingly under Bud, the % of his overall shot attempts that are 3s has almost doubled (32% to 62%). My buddy was number 2 in the game for 3 years. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. 21. 86% Upvoted . He was already 2016. "I wish we had one more regular season game against them, so I could come back and get to see my teammates again. "You know, it’s tough, but he’s a tough guy and this opportunity is going to be good for him.”. Thon Maker is joining the Pistons. share. When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. FAQ: When and how will the 2020-21 NBA season begin? The 76ers added Butler in their first blockbuster trade earlier in the season. They were on the hook to pay Thon Maker $3.6 million next season.Potentially opening up that cap room could help sign other guys. We could easily have traded down to 20 or lower and still got him.

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