F - FA
The Pistons have opted not to extend a qualifying offer to Thon Maker, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Maker will become a free agent and look to latch onto another franchise. He averaged 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.7 blocks in 12.9 minutes over 60 games. Maker will provide depth at center for an NBA team, but won't have any fantasy value in most league formats.
Thon Maker provided 13 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3PT, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one block across 17 minutes during the Pistons' 106-124 loss the 76ers on Wednesday.
Although he started and was great on a per minute basis, the four-year big-man only saw 17 minutes during Wednesday's loss. His production and playing time has fluctuated immensely due to Dwane Casey playing with the rotation. Only averaging 2.7 points per game while only seeing 16.3 minutes per game in March, Maker is not a recommended fantasy option.
In a 115-98 loss to the Nuggets, Thon Maker had two points (1-4 FG), three rebounds, and one steal in six minutes.
Just in case you were holding on to him, now's the time to let him go in fantasy leagues. Maker no longer gets the playing time needed in order to be a fantasy asset for any fantasy owner.
Thon Maker scored four points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3PT), three rebounds, two assists, one block, and one steal in 16 minutes during the Pistons 107-104 loss to Portland on Sunday.
Even though Maker started the game, both John Henson and Christian Wood each saw more playing time on Sunday. Maker failed to make any sort of impact on the game and has now seen under 20 minutes in each of the last two games. His value is trending downward at the moment, as the fourth-year pro is not receiving enough playing time to warrant a roster spot. Christian Wood is the big-man to own in Detroit.
Thon Maker put up 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3PT), six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in only 18 minutes during the Pistons 126-106 loss to the Bucks on Thursday night.
Maker once again received the start but saw fewer than 20 minutes for the first time in his last five games. Still, he was able to put up a decent line while Christian Wood picked up another double-double in 27 minutes off the bench. With Andre Drummond now in Cleveland, Maker should continue to receive plenty of minutes for the rebuilding Pistons. Although, his lack of playing time on Thursday will be something to monitor going forward.