April 19, 2019, 8:39 pmBlake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is listed as questionable to play in Saturday’s Game 3 vs. the Bucks.
Griffin has already missed the first two games against Milwaukee. Detroit hasn’t been very competitive without him and they’ll need the big man if they hope to even up the series at home. Thon Maker would likely get another start if Griffin isn’t able to play.
Source: NBA INjury Report
April 14, 2019, 9:35 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker scored four points on 2-of-10 shooting from the field and added four rebounds and a block in 22 minutes on Sunday night.
The former top-10 pick was also 0-for-6 from downtown to round out his putrid line. The fans let him have it all night, as he had a few hard fouls against a few of the Bucks players. It goes without saying the Pistons will be hoping Blake Griffin is ready to go for Game 2 Wednesday night and the the former Buck will be able to return to his normal bench role.
April 14, 2019, 7:00 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker will start Game 1 against the Bucks on Sunday for the injured Blake Griffin (knee).
Insert Michael Scott "it's happening" gif here, because ladies and gentlemen we get to see Thon Maker in a playoff revenge game. He unfortunately hasn't been that productive in place of Griffin this season and we wouldn't get our hopes up too high, but it's nice to dream sometimes.
Source: Kane Pitman on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 12:29 amThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker started for Blake Griffin (knee soreness) in Wednesday's season finale vs. the Knicks but did not do much in his 21 minutes on the floor, mustering just two points on 0-of-3 shooting with four rebounds and one assist.
There was a glimmer of hope for Maker's upside when he was traded to the Pistons from the Bucks but at the end of the day, playing behind the likes of Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin and competing for backup minutes with a seasoned Zaza Pachulia ended up limiting Maker's opportunities to make a leap. You have to remember that he's only 21 years old and his 330/305 8/9-cat per-game value can be considered his floor. He still has a long way to go before he's fantasy-relevant but his intriguing multi-cat stat set will keep him as a cult favorite.
April 10, 2019, 7:39 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker will start the Pistons' last game of the year against the Knicks.
Maker is a decent source for cash-counters when he starts, and will likely see a lot of burn tonight in a must-win scenario vs. the Knicks. He's a decent value play in DFS tonight.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
April 5, 2019, 10:29 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker moved back to the bench in Friday's loss to the Thunder, putting up eight points, a steal, three blocks and a 3-pointer in 17 minutes of action.
Maker's found a nice role in Detroit, and while he was overextended as a starter this type of output makes him worth a look in deeper formats or for any roster that's hunting out swats.
April 3, 2019, 10:12 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker was disappointing filling in for Blake Griffin on Wednesday with one steal, one block, four rebounds and just two points on 0-of-4 from the field.
Maker had four fouls tonight but still finished third on the team with 32 minutes played. Maker had a chance to claim a few more minutes tonight, but this performance won't do him any favors. Maker is best left on the waiver wire as Griffin can return at any time.
April 1, 2019, 9:27 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker hit four 3-pointers and blocked four shots to go with 14 points, six rebounds and two assists in 41 minutes on Monday against the Pacers.
Maker started for Blake Griffin again and had a nice night, turning the ball over just once and hitting both of his free throws. The Pistons next play on Wednesday, and if Griffin misses another game Maker could be worth a spot start if you need threes and blocks. Though he didn't have any of either in his previous start, so temper expectations.
March 30, 2019, 10:05 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker started for injured Blake Griffin (knee) on Saturday against the Blazers, scoring eight points on 2-of-7 shooting (0-for-3 3PTs) with three rebounds, two assists and one steal over 28 minutes.
Maker hasn't been known for his stat set since entering the league and we're not expecting much from outside of a possible fluke performance in any games that Griffin might miss. He was a late scratch so the injury doesn't sound too serious.
March 24, 2019, 6:06 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker (right shoulder soreness) is probable for Sunday's game against the Warriors.
Unless Blake Griffin or Andre Drummond are missing games, Maker can be left on the waiver wire.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 18, 2019, 9:22 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker started on Monday and scored seven points on 2-of-6 shooting while adding eight rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer.
Maker started for Blake Griffin (load management) and he was a late swap to the starting lineup over Jon Leuer (DNP-CD). Griffin should be back in the next game so Maker can be safely left on the wire.
March 18, 2019, 7:32 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker, not Jon Leuer, started at power forward on Monday night.
The Pistons changed their starters at the last second but Maker was always the preferred play anyway.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
March 13, 2019, 11:22 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker scored eight points with six rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes of action in a loss to the Heat on Wednesday.
Maker was looking for a fresh start with the Pistons and he has seen more minutes, but his performances remain unimpressive. He shot 3-of-7 from the field and 2-of-6 from the line. Garbage time definitely played a role in his increased opportunities in this one, but do not expect games like this from Maker every night.
March 10, 2019, 2:53 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker set a new career-high on Sunday afternoon, tallying six assists against the Bulls.
Garbage time was most certainly a factor but he did play ahead of Zaza Pachulia, who did not see any action today. Maker rounded out his line with three points (on a 3-ball), a steal and a block. Deep-league owners might be able to use that sort of output.
February 11, 2019, 8:41 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker received five stitches in his mouth but has returned to Monday's game against the Wizards.
Maker is one of two big men on Detroit's bench tonight with Jon Leuer inactive, so it's good to see him return to the court. He could be an interesting deep-league option given his ability to block shots and hit the occasional 3-pointer, but we don't imagine that he'll get enough playing time to deliver on that promise.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter