I expect the Australian team might get disproportionate punishments when compared to the Philippines team, in the same way as punishments were handed out on the night via ejections. Sobey and Goulding were diplomatic ejections. I expect Maker to receive similar diplomatic punishments.
Whereas Kickert and the Philippines bench, plus some PH players on court, acted with purely aggressive motives, I think it can be argued that Maker seemed to be taking a more defensive strategy by launching himself into that group of aggressors. It seemed to be temporarily effective too, until the Gilas aggressors regrouped in its assault on Goulding. Maker's second attempt could be interpreted as either retaliatory or defensive following a coward punch to his head. Maker then cleared out from the scene of the fight. He was in a tough situation. Sobey, Cadee, and Goulding took a moderate approach to stopping the violence, but look at what happened to Sobey and Goulding for taking that strategy! Typically, I would say the no-violence approach is the only acceptable choice, but in a mob situation, what should FIBA expect? To be beaten up with chairs and sucker-punched like Sobey, or subjected to a beating on the floor like Goulding?
By the way, very impressed by Cadee's behaviour, but he seemed to being treated very differently in the brawl as compared to others.
I am concerned there might also be politically correct concerns based on FIBA being European-based; as ridiculous as it is, there has been many references to race in layperson discussions of this incident, especially in the Philippines, and FIBA will not want to appear to favour what is perceived to be a more European team. I hope I'm wrong about that, but there is certainly some diplomatic motive for more even punishments, as demonstrated with ejections in the game. Surely it will be difficult to find an excuse to penalise Goulding and Sobey again*, and Kickert is a no-brainer, so Maker becomes the sacrificial target for a harsh punishment.
* if I were Sobey and Goulding, I would push FIBA to declare that their ejections were wrong. Their names, and reputations, have been taken through the mud from that.