Bucks send Thon Maker to Pistons for Stanley Johnson

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According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed in principle to send Maker to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Stanley Johnson. While playing for the Bucks, the top team in the East, Maker was averaging 11.7 minutes per game. In 276 games with the Pistons, he averaged 7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Thon Maker #7 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on prior to the game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on December 22, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

Sometimes a change of scenery is all a player needs. He was the eighth overall pick in the 2015 draft.

His best season with the Pistons may well have come when he was a rookie.

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New Orleans will have to start from scratch and start rebuilding through young players, and they're on their way to do so by racking up four first-rounders in this three-team deal that sets them up for success. He averaged 4.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 166 games.

He was the 76ers' main target, but they also get 221cm giant Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott from the LA side.

Maker can offer a twist on the "3-and-D" label, as he can be a spot-up shooter (33.3 percent on 3-pointers this season) and a rim protector (1.6 blocks per 36 minutes). Those picks are reportedly the Denver Nuggets' 2019 second-round pick, the Bucks' 2020 second-round pick, and the Washington Wizards' 2020 and 2021 second-round picks.

Both Harris and star Sixers guard Jimmy Butler, acquired from Minnesota earlier this season, are free agents this off-season while Simmons is in line for a contract extension in the near future.

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