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Thon Maker - C, 7'1, 216
Milwaukee Bucks - Drafted 10th overall in 2016
       Date of birth: 02/25/1997
       Country: South Sudan/Australia
     Drafted (NBA): 10th pick, 2016
     Out of: Athlete Institute (Canada)
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
2016 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 10th overall by Milwaukee.
30th July, 2016 NBA Signed four year, $11,622,123 rookie scale contract with Milwaukee. Included team options for 2018/19 and 2019/20.
When: Where:
2015 - 2016 Athlete Institute Basketball Academy (Canada)
June 2016 - present Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Thon Maker
C, 7’1, 216lbs, 20 years old, 1 year of experience

Despite the fact that he was supposed to be as raw as anyone, Maker had some good moments, including in the postseason. Able to track driving opponents defensively, combined with shot blocking instincts should they get to the rim, as well as offensively showing some stretch potential (37.8% three-point shooter as a rookie is very nice, even if it tailed off late) and being a pleasingly good passer, his ceiling looks really good. The massive foul rates and poor rebounding will be key steps to rounding out his game, but that’s quite the package of skills he has. 7’1 players that laterally quick and defensively minded are very rare. So are 7’1 players shooting in the high thirties from three.

Player Plan: Three years of rookie scale remaining. Keep and develop.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 25th November 2017
2017-11-25

We picked Maker in the past on account of his steady and improving fantasy stat lines from the bench, but getting a starting spot last time out helped further. In the absence of John Henson, Maker recorded 16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks and 35.1 fantasy points, a very good return for such a tiny price. Listed as ‘probable’ at the time of writing, Henson might return tonight, which would diminish Maker’s fantasy value a touch. But there is some there anyway.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 18th November 2017
2017-11-18

After a slow start, Maker has started to take advantage of the playing time opened up for him by the Greg Monroe trade. Aside from one 0.7 drop-off between games three and four of the streak, his fantasy points scoring tallies have improved in each of the last six games, from 12.4 to 20.1 in the last outing. And while those are not huge tallies – as a very limited scorer in a backup role, Maker will rarely have many big fantasy point nights – they are consistent, and available for a tiny price.

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