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.
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.
Maker (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Kings, Johnny Kane of Fox Sports Detroit reports.
Maker's sprained right ankle will keep him sidelined for the first time since late January, but the big man's role in the Detroit rotation had already been dwindling of late. Over the past two games, Maker was held under 10 minutes in both contests. Look for John Henson and Donta Hall to fill most of the minutes at center Sunday.
Maker has a right ankle sprain and is questionable for Sunday's game in Sacramento, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Maker didn't scored and played only eight minutes during Friday's win over the Suns, though that's presumably when he picked up the injury. The 23-year-old has totaled 14 minutes off the bench over the past two games after starting the previous six contests, so he may not see significant run even if he's available.
Maker isn't in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Nuggets, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Maker started each of the last six games but failed to reach 20 minutes in the previous two contests, and now John Henson will take his place in the starting five. The pair figure to mostly split time at center for the Pistons.
Maker played 16 minutes and finished with four points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block Sunday in the Pistons' 107-104 loss to the Trail Blazers.
For the second straight contest, Maker was held under 20 minutes while coach Dwane Casey elected to rely more heavily on backup center John Henson. While that development isn't especially encouraging for Maker's fantasy prospects, he's still the favorite to see the larger share of minutes at center moving forward, given that he's six years younger than Henson and could be a candidate to re-sign with Detroit this summer. Since replacing the now-departed Andre Drummond as the starting center earlier this month, Maker is averaging 11.8 points (on 54 percent shooting from the floor), 5.5 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 three-pointers in 24.7 minutes.
Maker scored a team-high 12 points (5-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal in 24 minutes during Monday's 87-76 loss to the Hornets.
The Pistons shot 35.4 percent from the floor as a team, leaving Maker's modest efforts as the cream of the crop. The double-double was only his second of the season, but his new starting role in the wake of the Andre Drummond trade should afford him opportunities for more -- he's averaging 12.7 points, 7.3 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 threes while starting the last three games.
Maker notched 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes during Friday's 108-101 loss at Oklahoma City.
Maker started for the eighth time this season, but five of those have come in his last eight appearances. He posted his best scoring output of the season and could be line for a bigger workload moving forward now that Andre Drummond has been traded to the Cavaliers.
Maker will get the start at center in Friday's matchup with the Thunder, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Maker will be the initial beneficiary of Andre Drummond's departure from the team. It is unclear if the team plans on him starting at center going forward, but he will be the first one to get that shot. He will start in the frontcourt alongside Christian Wood and figures to see a heavier workload than usual.
Maker had zero points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and five rebounds in 15 minutes during Monday's 96-82 loss to Memphis.
Maker continues to do nothing for the Pistons and is currently just the 362nd-ranked player in standard leagues. At times, he has moved into a larger role with a number of injuries befalling the Pistons frontcourt. Despite that, he typically fails to even be considered in any fantasy format, let alone competitive leagues.
Maker will start Friday's matchup against the Raptors, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Maker will bump Sekou Doumbouya from the starting five. Across six previous starts, Maker has averaged 7.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 19.2 minutes.
Maker will start Friday's game against the Grizzlies, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
With Andre Drummond (mouth) out, Maker will draw the start at center. In his four previous starts this season, he's averaged 5.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 block in 19.5 minutes.
Maker scored 10 points (1-2 FG, 0-0 3PT, 8-11 FT) and added 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 127-106 win over Sacramento.
Maker made his first start in a month while also logging more than 20 minutes for just the second time in that span. He drew numerous fouls on the way to his first double-double of the season, as eight of his points came from the free-throw line.
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