March 10, 2017, 7:28 am
Jabari Parker is confident in Thon Maker’s abilities and can’t wait to see his teammate’s career take off.
“You can quote me right now: Thon Maker is going to be the best 7-footer to play in this league,” Parker told HoopsHype. “He’s going to. He’s that good, man. “Say, for instance, Thon was on [a worse team that gave him more minutes], he’d be averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds easily because his skill set is so amazing. He can shoot the ball. He can put it on the ground. He’s athletic. He has a quick first step. He’s agile. He has great hands. He has a good feel for the game. And it’s only going to get better! I just can’t wait to see it.”
Even at 19 years old, some people had Thon Maker as a sleeper this season after his impressive summer league showing and his ability to produce steals, blocks and three pointers. The 10th overall pick has started the last 12 games for the Bucks but has averaged only 13.7 minutes per game during that span so he is not a fantasy asset this year, but his potential is incredibly high.