Bucks' Thon Maker: Not receiving time in team's rotation

Maker (coach's decision) didn't see the court in Sunday's 104-96 win over the Magic.

After the Bucks made Maker a surprising selection with the No. 10 overall pick in the draft in June, the organization indicated shortly thereafter that the 7-foot-1 power forward was expected to be a rotation option right away as a rookie. A strong summer league seemed to back up that sentiment, but after Maker proved overmatched during training camp practices and the preseason, any hopes of him being a major contributor in 2016-17 lost some steam. Though Maker remains a unique physical talent with an intriguing blend of skills, it doesn't appear he's made a case for more consistent run in the Bucks' frontcourt. He's played in just four of the team's 15 games this season, logging no more than nine minutes in any contest.

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