Thon Delivers in Summer League

Thon Watch continues with this summary following his Summer League performances. I bet you didn’t think he could hit threes:

“There is a reach here, no doubt whatsoever,” said Bucks general manager John Hammond, who knows something about reaching in the first round for young, potential-filled raw prospects such as Antetokounmpo. “We started with [the] criteria [that he’s] a guy that had a great personality and we thought he could be a good fit for us as an organization and we liked his energy.

“We thought he wasn’t afraid and had a little toughness to him,” Hammond added. “That was the key to the draft pick — that we enjoyed him so much as a person and had toughness and wasn’t afraid.

Maker averaged 14.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and shot 37.7 percent from the field in five summer league games. He hit 6 of 19 3-pointers, even launching some off a move to create space as well. There were times when Maker brought the ball up court after a rebound.

Mark Cuban’s take was priceless:

“You know, for a 40-year-old, he can still play.”

Let’s hope he makes the final cut for the regular season.

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