Thon Maker came into the NBA with a ton of hype surrounding him, resulting in him being selected with the No. 10 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. After spending time with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Pistons early in his career, the seven-footer will be joining a new team for the 2020-21 NBA season.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Pistons will not extend a qualifying offer to Maker, which will result in him hitting unrestricted free agency.
Still just 23 years old, Maker should certainly have a market. Although he hasn’t panned out to be the player many hoped he could be to this point, he still has many years ahead of him in his career. Perhaps another fresh start on the right team could get him back on track.
With free agency set to open up on Friday, Maker should be one of the most intriguing free agents under 25 on the market. Last season in Detroit, he averaged just 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, but still showed quite a bit of upside.