After 4 seasons within the NBA, Thon Maker is headed to Cleveland on a coaching camp deal the place he’ll attempt to persuade coach J.B. Bickerstaff and the Cavaliers entrance workplace they should carry a 3rd middle behind Andre Drummond and JaVale McGee.
That Maker landed the invite was a narrative damaged by Michael Scotto of Hoopshype and later confirmed by others.
Thon Maker and the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a deal, league sources advised @hoopshype.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) November 28, 2020
The Cavaliers have 13 assured contracts on the roster plus Dean Wade on a non-guaranteed deal. After waiving Rayjon Tucker, they’ve a roster spot out there in the event that they need to fill it.
Maker, the No. 10 choose of the Milwaukee Bucks again in 2016, was a free agent as a result of Detroit selected to not prolong him a qualifying provide. He performed nearly 13 minutes an evening in 60 video games for the Pistons final yr, averaging 4.7 factors and a couple of.8 rebounds a recreation, however they selected to not deliver him again.
Maker is, in idea, a stretch 5, and he shot a good however not nice 34.4% from three final season. The issue is he’s not sturdy sufficient to be defender or rating inside a lot, it’s all in regards to the taking pictures. In Cleveland, he could be on the top of the bench and evenly used (except Drummond or McGee is traded) if he makes the group.
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Thon Maker agrees to coaching camp deal in Cleveland initially appeared on NBCSports.com