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April 20, 2019 08:00 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Coming off bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker will come off the bench Saturday against the Bucks, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Griffin is set to make his series debut, so Maker will head to the pine for Game 3. He figures to have his role reduced as well.

April 14, 2019 10:00 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Squanders opportunity in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker totaled four points (2-10 FG, 0-6 3Pt), four rebounds and a block over 22 minutes in the Pistons' loss to the Bucks on Sunday.

Maker drew his second consecutive start dating back to the regular season finale, but he did little with the opportunity. He'll continue to see increased playing time with Blake Griffin (knee) out, but Maker has averaged a paltry 3.0 points and 4.0 boards in his last two games. He's not a relevant daily play.

April 14, 2019 07:08 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Draws start in Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker is starting Game 1 against Milwaukee on Sunday, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.

With Blake Griffin (knee) out of the mix, Maker will enter the starting five at power forward and may be tasked with guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo. Maker joined the first unit for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Knicks but was held to just two points over 21 minutes. He'll aim to put together a better performance against his former team to open up the postseason.

April 10, 2019 07:40 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker will get the start for Wednesday's season finale against the Knicks, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.

Maker will start in place of Blake Griffin, who's out with a knee injury. With the Pistons needing a win to secure a playoff spot, Maker will be counted on to step up his production alongside the starters. In 63 games this season, he's averaging 5.1 points and 3.1 rebounds ain 15.1 minutes.

April 6, 2019 01:28 AM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Swats three blocks in Friday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker accumulated eight points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three blocks, one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 17 minutes during Friday's 123-110 loss to the Thunder.

Maker contributed in every category despite returning to a reserve role with Blake Griffin (knee) rejoining the lineup following a three-game absence. Maker has been more involved through 26 games with the Pistons (19.9 minutes per game) than he ever was during his first few years with the Bucks. Nevertheless, Maker remains best reserved for use in deep leagues.

April 5, 2019 07:24 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Coming off bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker will come off the bench Friday against the Thunder, Johnny Kane of Fox Sports Detroit reports.

With Blake Griffin (knee) healthy and returning to the lineup, Maker will resume his usual role off the bench. In 14 games as a reserve in March, Maker averaged 6.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 assists in 18.4 minutes.

March 30, 2019 07:16 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker will start Saturday against the Trail Blazers, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.

With Blake Griffin (knee) a late scratch, Maker will draw the start next to Andre Drummond. In one previous start this season, Maker posted seven points, nine rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes.

March 18, 2019 07:08 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Updating a previous report, Maker will start Monday's game against the Cavs, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.

A Pistons' writer initially reported that Detroit would go with Jon Leuer in place of the resting Blake Griffin, but the Pistons will go with the more sensible choice in Maker, who, unlike Leuer, has been a regular part of the rotation in recent weeks.

February 22, 2019 10:52 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Hits game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker totaled nine points (3-8 FG, 3-7 3Pt), three rebounds, two steals and an assist across 18 minutes in the Pistons' win over the Hawks on Friday.

Maker had a relatively quiet night before hitting the go-ahead three with 16.7 seconds remaining, to give the Pistons the win over the Hawks on Friday. Maker remains a player to target only in the deepest of leagues as he has yet to top 19 minutes or nine points in his four games with the Pistons.

February 11, 2019 10:36 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Comes up small in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker totaled five points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt), four rebounds and a block across 14 minutes in the Pistons' win over the Wizards on Monday.

Maker played his second game with Detroit on Monday, failing to come away with any significant production. His two games with the Pistons have yielded averages of 2.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 blocks across 11.0 minutes, making him an irrelevant fantasy option in nearly all formats.

February 8, 2019 05:40 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Will play vs. New York
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker has been officially cleared to take the court Friday against the Knicks.

Maker's absence from Friday's practice was concerning, but he wasn't on Detroit's injury report, meaning he'll be ready to debut for the Pistons. He should remain in a bench role after being traded from Milwaukee.

February 8, 2019 05:24 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker (not injury related) could play Friday night against the Knicks, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.

Maker's availability for Friday's contest didn't appear promising after he failed to participate in practice, but head coach Dwane Casey noted that Maker could make his team debut against New York. After struggling to see consistent playing time with Milwaukee, Maker is hoping for a better situation after being dealt to the Pistons.

February 8, 2019 11:16 AM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Status uncertain for Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker did not participate in practice and may not play in Friday's game against the Knicks, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

The trade that sent Maker to Detroit was just finalized on Thursday, so the Pistons may not be ready to use the 21-year-old right away. If Maker does not play Friday, the Pistons have off until Monday, giving the big man a whole weekend to get some extra reps with the team before he makes his debut.

February 8, 2019 09:48 AM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Ready for debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker (trade acquisition) will be available for Friday's game against the Knicks.

The 21-year-old center is expected to make his Pistons debut two days after being dealt by the Bucks for Stanley Johnson. In what amounts to a change-of-scenery trade for two young players who've yet to show their full potential, it's still unclear if Maker will be able to carve out a significant role in the rotation with Detroit.

February 7, 2019 09:24 PM
Pistons' Thon Maker: Dealt to Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker was traded to the Pistons on Wednesday in exchange for Stanley Johnson, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

In late January, Maker was vocal about wanting to be traded out of Milwaukee, as his spot in the rotation had disappeared. He's gotten his wish, and he'll be sent to the Pistons. Maker has spent 97 percent of his career minutes at center and may compete for reserve minutes with Zaza Pachulia.

January 26, 2019 05:04 PM
Bucks' Thon Maker: Wants trade from Bucks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker and his agent have expressed a desire to be traded from the Bucks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Maker, who started 46 games through his first two seasons, has seen a reduction in playing time recently. Since January, he's appeared in just eight of the 12 possible contests, averaging 3.8 points, 2.6 rebounds in 10.1 minutes when he's taken the floor. Maker has shown promise at times, notably posting 14 points, five rebounds, five blocks and a steal in 24 minutes against the Celtics in last year's playoffs. If the Bucks move on from Maker and don't receive a center in return, Jason Smith and D.J. Wilson could see upticks in playing time.

January 14, 2019 03:20 PM
Bucks' Thon Maker: Ousted from rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker (coach's decision) didn't see the floor Sunday in the Bucks' 133-114 win over the Hawks.

With D.J. Wilson returning from a two-game absence to suit up in Friday's loss to the Wizards, Maker saw his playing time drop down to three minutes. Even with the Bucks winning Sunday's game handily, Maker still couldn't crack coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation, as Jason Smith instead got the nod at center in garbage time. Any hope of Maker building on his impressive performance against the Celtics in the opening round of the postseason last spring appears to have fallen by the wayside at this point. His minutes per game have fallen from 16.7 in 2017-18 to 12.1 through 32 outings this season.

January 10, 2019 07:32 AM
Bucks' Thon Maker: Plays just three minutes in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker had just one rebound in three minutes during Wednesday's 116-109 victory over the Rockets.

Maker barely made the court Wednesday, finishing with just one rebound in three minutes. He had scored 15 points in 18 minutes during his previous game, thus outlining his highly unpredictable role within the team. He can be safely left on the waivers in all but the deepest of formats.

November 22, 2018 09:16 AM
Bucks' Thon Maker: Plays 21 minutes in Wednesday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker managed 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt), eight rebounds, and one block in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 143-100 win over the Trail Blazers.

Maker finished with a season high rebounding total while matching his season high in scoring. It was expected that Maker would see an increased role in the aftermath of John Henson (wrist) being injured, and the third-year big man has earned double-digit minutes in two of the last three tilts. Maker's ability to hit threes and block shots fits into Milwaukee's schemes on both ends of the court, but he's unlikely to establish himself as a reliable option outside of deeper leagues.

November 16, 2018 08:00 PM
Bucks' Thon Maker: To see increase in playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Maker is set for a larger role with John Henson (wrist) ruled out, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Maker will slot into Henson's spot off the bench for a significant stretch with Henson set to undergo wrist surgery. Maker has appeared in six games this season and is averaging 5.5 points along with 3.2 rebounds per contest.

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