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After trade, Giannis calls Thon Maker his 'little brother ... this one hurts'

Posted at 4:09 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 17:09:09-05

MILWAUKEE — If it was a secret before, it certainly isn't now — the Milwaukee Bucks and their players are a close group.

Thon Maker was traded to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday morning for 22-year-old Stanley Johnson, as a result of his wish to get more playing time and opportunities.

His teammate, 2019 NBA All-Star captain Giannis Antetokounmpo, was sad to hear about the move because they had been teammates since Maker entered the league three years ago.

With the way Brook Lopez and D.J. Wilson have played, there weren't enough minutes for the 2016 lottery pick.

Maker will join a frontcourt headlined by two former All-Stars, Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond.