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Friday, July 10, 2020

Report: Thon Maker has asked Bucks for trade

Thon Maker

Milwaukee Bucks big man Thon Maker reportedly wants out.

Maker’s representative has asked the Bucks for a trade, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, with the 21-year-old seeing his playing time shrink under new coach Mike Budenholzer.

While the Bucks are under no obligation to deal Maker, general manager Jon Horst has apparently had discussions with Maker’s agent about trades that could be beneficial for both team and player, so the organization is at least willing to entertain the idea.

Now in this third NBA season, Maker is averaging just 11.7 minutes per game, down from 16.7 per game last season. He could be in line for a rookie extension this offseason.

A former 10th overall pick, Maker still has some admirers around the league, and one of his teammates thinks he can be a difference-maker. If the Bucks trade him, expect them to be able to find some suitors.

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