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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
49-33 3-7 L2
48-34 4-6 L1
47-35 7-3 W1
39-43 5-5 L1
14-68 2-8 L1

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  • Thon Maker: Out with adductor injury

    Maker was inactive for Thursday's victory over Raptors 905 due to an adductor injury.

    Maker briefly returned to action versus Windy City on Tuesday, but he was back on the sidelines against 905 on Thursday. He has one game left in the regular season against Capital City on Friday.

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  • Thon Maker: Returns from injury

    Maker managed two rebounds, an assist and a block across eight minutes in Tuesday's 116-105 victory over the Windy City Bulls.

    Maker played eight minutes Tuesday after missing the previous game with an undisclosed injury. He averages 8.1 points and 6.4 rebounds in 20.5 minutes per game in the G League this season.

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  • Thon Maker: Double-double off bench

    Maker recorded 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt), 14 rebounds and one assist in Wednesday's 96-89 loss to Grand Rapids Gold.

    Maker was the team leader in rebounds and was one of five to top at least 14 points en route to his second double-double. This marked the fourth game in a row the big man has seen at least 25 minutes and posted double-digit points.

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  • Thon Maker: Double-double in win

    Maker totaled 21 points (9-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt), 11 rebounds, two steals and one block in Wednesday's 119-113 win over the Blue Coats.

    Maker provided a spark off the bench in the form of his first double-double after providing the second-most rebounds and third-most points for Long Island. The 7-foot-0 center is averaging 7.8 points and 6.4 rebounds in 19.8 minutes through 14 games.

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  • Thon Maker: Rebound short of double-double

    Maker recorded 16 points (7-8 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in Sunday's 113-109 win over Motor City.

    Maker was closing in on his first double-double of the half but wound up a rebound short. However, the 25-year-old scored a season high in points on 87.5 percent shooting.

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  • Thon Maker: Just shy of double-double

    Maker recorded 13 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in Monday's 115-86 win over Grand Rapids.

    Maker topped double-digit points for the first time this year and was just two rebounds short of a double-double. The big man has seen an uptick in minutes, playing at least 20 minutes in six straight.

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  • Thon Maker: Grabs 12 boards in loss

    Maker totaled eight points (3-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 12 rebounds and one block in Monday's 116-105 loss to Motor City.

    Maker is seeing an extended run off the bench for Long Island due to injuries and trying to make the most of it. The 12 rebounds were easily a season-high but his shooting woes continue to be an issue.

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  • Thon Maker: Seeing minimal role

    Maker logged 10 minutes in Long Island's 123-121 win over the Lakeland Magic on Saturday, posting two points (1-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), four rebounds and one block.

    Maker has averaged 13 minutes, and 4.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest.

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  • Thon Maker: Signs with Hapoel Jerusalem

    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.

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  • Thon Maker: Waived by Cavs

    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.

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  • Cavaliers' Thon Maker: Sees limited run Saturday

    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.

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  • Cavaliers' Thon Maker: Receives starting nod

    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.

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  • Cavaliers' Thon Maker: Joining Cavs for camp

    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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  • Thon Maker: Becomes unrestricted free agent

    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.

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  • Pistons' Thon Maker: Joins starting five

    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.

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  • Pistons' Thon Maker: Minutes pick up in loss

    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.

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  • Pistons' Thon Maker: Decent line in 12 minutes

    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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 7-0, 221 lbs
Birthplace: South Sudan
Age: 27
Experience: 4