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.
“I talked to thon...But I didn’t try to talk to him a lot cause I know I would get emotional cause he’s technically my little brother, been with him 3 years...you know it’s tough but he’s a tough guy and this opportunity is going to be good for him.” — @Giannis_An34— Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) February 6, 2019
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.