Russ
Earlier this year

Thon Maker traded to Pistons for Stanley Johnson

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons for Stanley Johnson. Maker wanted to leave The Bucks.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Johnson can regain his form, bucks get a steal.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Hopefully Thon Maker's career can fly kick on in Detroit.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

I reckon he looked at Delly getting minutes in Cleveland and figured his best chance to prove himself was a bigger opportunity.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

This trade was surely done to improve the Bucks chances against the Raps. Johnson has done a relatively good job on Leonard in the past.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has everyone checked with Perthworld to see if he is ok with a player of Maker's standard having his own thread?

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Curtley  
Earlier this year

There's something kind of wrong with players demanding trades when their team is one of the best in the league and will likely be in the mix during conference finals. Also Detroit is a sh#thole.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

I don't agree with calling that wrong. Wouldn't that be ring-chasing of a sort? What's wrong with a guy wanting to test himself more, prove himself, take on a bigger challenge, etc. These are all professional clubs. He's playing at the highest tier. Maybe he wants more attention and to angle for a bigger contract, but that's his choice.

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Curtley  
Earlier this year

I hold Australian athletes to a higher moral standard than Americans even though its probably wishful thinking.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Going to a different, worse team for more playing time is morally poor compared to winning a ring while sitting at the end of the bench?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He's on a rookie deal, based on his play he'll get another deal but hardly lucrative. He's playing for his livelihood, why not go to a team where he'll get more playing time and showcase himself. Hope it works out for him, ultimately it should make him a better player rather than waving towels on the bench. Good news for boomers. And let's face it, Thon and his advisor have never been particularly loyal.
Same situation happens everywhere, right down to here in juniors. Someone might be playing div 2 at a strong club, go elsewhere and their suddenly in div 1 and may get a look in seniors, whilst other kids can boast all about their undefeated div 2 season and never get look in despite being better player.

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Dr. basketball  
Earlier this year

Maker is very skinny for the NBA. He does not have much muscle at all

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

And KD is a behemoth

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shame. Bucks wasted Thon's prime. Just keep collecting dem cheques. His only got a few years left before retirement.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Retirement??? He's only got a few years before pension.

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