Thon Maker

THON MAKER (DET)

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#7•T. MAKER

F/C • 7'1, 233 lbs; 4th year, Australia (via South Sudan)

UNDERDOG

NBA ROLE: UTILITY FORWARD

 

Thon Maker is a thought-provoking forward with true upside; at 7’1, Maker has some guard skills, doesn’t really move like a guy his size – leads way for opportunities to push the break, launch perimeter Js via step backs & change ends with ease; non-stop motor: most noticeable on the glass where Maker’s athleticism and relentless energy* transfers into plenty of boards & blocks; needs to develop a stronger upper body & base + a few counters off the dribble (pull-ups, step thrus); decent set shooter, would benefit from quicker release; sequence defender, infectious play style: possesses rare ability to influence momentum despite limited possessions; rounding out game – Maker's ceiling = new wave of skilled, positionless forward?; dealt to Pistons – upside under Dwane Casey?

 

*KG's tutelage = important


SIGNATURE!

SCREEN --> TRIPLE

GLASS!


MORE ON T. MAKER

  • Career: 4.6 points/game, 2.8 rebounds/game, 42% FG

  • 10th overall pick (2016)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 72