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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Rockets signing Thon Maker’s younger brother

Brook and Robin Lopez may have some new competition for the best brother duo in the NBA.

Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reported Thursday that the Houston Rockets are signing Matur Maker, the younger brother of Detroit Pistons big man Thon Maker, to an Exhibit 10 contract.

The 21-year-old Matur, previously an undrafted free agent, spent the last two seasons playing professionally overseas in Switzerland and Slovenia. Like his older brother, Matur was a mixtape phenom in high school, but at 6-foot-10, is a bit shorter than the 7-foot-1 Thon.

While Matur’s averages of 12.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game last season in Europe prove that he has potential, it remains to be seen if he can get up like his brother does.

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