Maker earned just one minute during Monday's 121-103 win over the Grizzlies. Maker was a healthy scratch during each of the last two games. To make matters worse, this contest wasn't even a close one, which leaves Maker's role in serious doubt moving forward. Through four appearances in March, he is averaging just over seven minutes per night after earning no less than 16.9 per during any prior month this season. For now it appears that Tyler Zeller, who posted eight points, six boards, and two blocks in 20 minutes, has leapfrogged Maker to become the Bucks' backup center behind John Henson.
Maker, due to John Henson's (hamstring) return, will move back to the bench for Friday's contest against the Raptors. Over the past three games with Henson out, Maker had averaged 9.7 points and 3.0 rebounds across 22.7 minutes per game. With Henson's return, he'll likely regress back to his usual workload, which is at 18.1 minutes per game on the season.
Maker managed four points (2-6 FG), three rebounds and three assists during Thursday's 134-123 loss to visiting Denver. This was Maker's third consecutive start due to John Henson (hamstring) being inactive and responded with a scant performance across 17 minutes. Aside from a few games now and then, the Sudan product has consistently produced outings in which he scores in single digits. Back-up center Tyler Zeller saw 30 minutes of action Thursday and has been cutting into Maker's minutes considerably since his acquisition on Feb. 5.
Maker finished with 12 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, and one assist in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 97-92 win over the Hawks. Maker drew his second consecutive start with John Henson (hamstring) sidelined, and the sophomore center was extremely efficient in both. If Henson remains out for Thursday's matchup versus the Nuggets, Maker will likely be the Buck who benefits most. Moreover, with the All-Star break on the horizon, it's very possible the team will err on the side of caution with Henson.
Maker will pick up a second straight start at center Tuesday against the Hawks, Bucks play-by-play announcer Ted Davis reports. The Bucks are once again going to be without John Henson (hamstring) on Tuesday, which will allow Maker to pick up a second consecutive start in his place. In relief on Saturday against the Magic, Maker posted 13 points, three rebounds, one assist and one block across 26 minutes. That will likely be similar to the workload he sees against the Hawks, with Tyler Zeller providing center relief off the bench.
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