Anonymous
Last year

Thon Maker to the Cavs

He'll be the third Aussie in the Cavs lineup.

A Cavs vs Sixers game will draw 6 Australians!

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Zodiac  
Last year

Hang on it's a training camp contract he's got to make the team yet.

https://cavaliersnation.com/2020/11/28/report-cavs-agree-to-deal-with-thon-maker/

Same as the training camp contract Broekhoff got with Philly.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Training camp, don't see him in the nba. It’s not bagging him he’s just not that good.

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ME  
Last year

Thon Maker has a lot of the physical attributes of an NBA player but lacks any discernible skill that would put him above anyother player in the same position. If you think about it, this was the best deal available to him and that's why he took it, and it's merely a training camp invite. For a guy that's been in and around the NBA since 2016 you'd have to say this is a warning shot at Thon's NBA prospects. There's no shame in him coming to Australia, continuing to develop, and trying his hand at it again in 2-3 years. But I'd be surprised if he made the Cav's roster off of this.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I would be surprised if he makes their roster too they already had Drummond at the 5 and just traded for JaVale McGee so he's fighting it out to be the third string centre.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Injuries could help him but other than height not lot happening.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Broekhoff is now contracted to Philadelphia

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Aussies at the Cleveland Cavaliers will be in the Nbl soon

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be in the NBL soon

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Anonymous  
Last year

So what if the Aussies in Cavaliers are nbl bound down the track.
They're still superior to us forum no hopers.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Us mug punters are still allowed opinions, Maker has been talked up as the next superstar for seasons for not much, yes you are right we are all spuds compared the the nba guys but our wage packet is also minute compared to there's.

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Anonymous  
Last year

In 2 or 3 years time he'll be 42.
The guy I really feel sorry for is Ed Smith, poor guy has lost millions in future contracts. Now he's going to have to go out and find another poor meal ticket for him to sponge off. He should be sitting back and taking it easy. Poor guy.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The try hard age jokes reak of racism.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Met the guy before, really nice bloke. Hope he does well this season.

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ME  
Last year

"So what if the Aussies in Cavaliers are nbl bound down the track.
They're still superior to us forum no hopers."

I really hate this 'oh they're better than YOU' argument. They should be better than us - they're professional basketball players worth millions of dollars. But do you know why they make millions of dollars? Because of people like us and our opinions of them.



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KWhite_Rulz  
Last year

Apart from some fleeting glimpses of being able to play defense, he's been really disappointing. No feel for the game, bad hands, terrible rebounder. Kevin Garnett worked with him a lot and called him a future MVP. That's a lot of pressure on a young player.

He should be playing centre but he's too slight to bang with the big centres and has a bad feel for the game to be calling out defensive structures on the court. Playing PF won't work either as he has an average shot, can't play face up, create his own shot or put the ball on the floor.

If he was a good defensive centre you could play around those shortcomings but he's not. He'll either be an end of the bench player or out of the league.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^And in 10 years time the majority will be bankrupt or on minimum wage, especially those who didn't go to college and earn a degree. Taxes, agents, lavish lifestyles and hangers on will turn million dollar contracts to not much unless they are smart.
Do you really think nbl players retire and not have to work a day in their lives?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thon maker ain't a meal ticket and his bro won't be either.

Smith "helped" them get to the NBA bu both had genetics/work ethic to make it this far.

Unfortunately both Maker bro's will be broke and end up in the NBL to scratch out a living before working at Culture kings playing NBL1 after the career is all said and done.




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ME  
Last year

Thon is still young enough to make a go of it (stop with the age jokes). And if he falls out of the Cavs before the season he will get a gig in NBL or Europe and will have a few years within which to get back to the NBA. I wouldn't go and say he's over but he's definitely still a project at this point. He may never really get it together but he's still only a year older than most rookies.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Maker is, in theory, a stretch five, and he shot a decent but not great 34.4% from three last season. The problem is he's not strong enough to be a good defender or score inside much, it’s all about the shooting. In Cleveland, he would be on the end of the bench and lightly used (unless Drummond or McGee is traded) if he makes the team.


https://nba.nbcsports.com/2020/11/29/thon-maker-agrees-to-training-camp-deal-in-cleveland/

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Anonymous  
Last year

cant he just be a pf

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Anonymous  
Last year

My count of Aussies in the NBA is 11.
Includes Maker.

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