Maker has agreed to a contract with Hapoel Jerusalem, EuroHoops.net reports. After being drafted No. 10 overall in 2016, Maker appeared in 263 NBA games (65 starts) between Milwaukee, Detroit and Cleveland. He posted career averages of 4.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 13.8 minutes. It's possible the 24-year-old eventually makes a return to NBA, but he'll be with Hapoel Jerusalem for the time being.
Maker was waived by the Cavaliers on Wednesday, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. With the Cavaliers bringing in Jarett Allen and Taurean Prince via trade, two players had to be waived. Maker and Yogi Ferrell are those two players. It's possible Maker gets picked up by another squad, but he's failed to make a significant impact so far in his career.
Maker played 10 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 100-90 loss to the Bucks, providing two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and two rebounds. With the Cavaliers down seven players Saturday, Maker was thrust into the rotation out of necessity. He still struggled to find meaningful minutes against his former team, and he wasn't particularly productive in his time on the court. Through seven appearances this season, Maker is averaging 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.6 minutes.
Maker will start Wednesday's preseason game against the Knicks, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The 23-year-old is competing for a spot on Cleveland's roster in training camp, and he'll join the starting five Wednesday with Kevin Love (calf), Cedi Osman (ankle), Larry Nance (jaw) and JaVale McGee (undisclosed) all sidelined. Maker averaged 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.9 minutes for the Pistons during the 2019-20 season.
Maker agreed to a training camp contract with the Cavaliers on Saturday, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The Pistons opted not to extend a qualifying offer to Maker this offseason, which made him an unrestricted free agent. He apparently didn't get any guaranteed contract offers, so he'll try to make the Cavaliers roster during camp.
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