The Pistons have opted not to extend a qualifying offer to Maker, making him an unrestricted free agent, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. As the Pistons continue their complete roster teardown, Maker is a causality, not being extended a qualifying offer. He hits free agency as a 23-year-old with four years of NBA experience. Last season with the Pistons, Maker averaged 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.9 minutes. He's a stretch-five with some defensive upside.
Maker is in the starting lineup Wednesday at Philadelphia, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports. The 23-year-old will enter the starting lineup in place of John Henson (ankle), who will be sidelined at least a week. Maker is averaging 8.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 blocks in 21.3 minutes across 13 starts entering Wednesday.
Maker tallied three points (1-5 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three steals, one block and one assist across 28 minutes Sunday in the Pistons' 96-84 loss to the Knicks. After being held to 12 minutes or fewer in each of the Pistons' previous five games, Maker picked up some extra run while starting center John Henson dealt with foul trouble. Maker was able to provide some quality defensive stats, but the poor shooting and lack of rebounds diminished some of his luster. He'll likely fade back into a more limited bench role in the Pistons' next contest Wednesday in Philadelphia.
Maker (ankle) compiled five points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 12 minutes during Wednesday's 114-107 loss to the Thunder. Maker (ankle) returned to the rotation following a one-game absence and managed a decent stat line considering his modest minute total. Nevertheless, after reaching double figures in scoring in four of five games between Feb. 7 and Feb. 20, Maker has combined for 11 points across his last four appearances and thus can likely be avoided across most fantasy formats.
Maker (ankle) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports. After missing Sunday's loss against the Kings due to a right ankle sprain, Maker looks to be trending in the right direction for Wednesday's contest against the Thunder. While the big man is listed as probable, make sure to keep an eye out on his status as tip-off approaches to ensure that he is in fact available.
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