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Thon Maker
Thon Maker
Position: F-C
Born: 02/25/97
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $3,086,784
While Thon is admittedly biased about his brother’s skills, he’s convinced Matur has what it takes to play at the game’s highest level. “He does a lot of things well at both ends of the floor,’’ Thon said. “Offensively, he handles the ball well; he’s a playmaker. When I say playmaker, I don’t mean like he just passes first or passes only. He makes the right play every single time. He’s very unselfish. He attacks first and then shoots later. He can really shoot the ball, but he wants to dunk everything. He’s very aggressive.”
Thon said Matur’s game didn’t resembled his. Rather, Thon said his brother’s game was similar to two other high profiled NBA players. “He’s more like Jamal Crawford, or a K.D. (Kevin Durant) type of guy,’’ Thon said of Matur, who is now training in Atlanta in preparation for the draft. “They got similar builds, same movements, very quick off their feet. And he plays hard; he plays really hard at both ends of the court. He’s tough. One time we were playing a game, he got fouled really hard. The fans didn’t even think he was going to come back and play but somehow he came back and played.’’
Storyline: Matur Maker Going Pro
Longley likes to keep his private life opaque. Asked about his non-basketball work, he said gently, “I’ve got my own affairs.” His second wife, Anna Gare, is a chef on Australian food TV. They live in the town of Denmark, a five-hour drive from Perth—the kind of place you go when you want to be away from crowds. Longley has good relationships with Ben Simmons, Thon Maker, and Joe Ingles, all of whom he coached. Some of the younger FIBA players he was coaching in Melbourne this week were only vaguely aware he won three NBA titles. “You’ve got to remind these blokes, because most of ’em weren’t even around,” he said.
Matt Velazquez: Joe Prunty says he hasn’t been given the final go-ahead to play Tyler Zeller yet, but he hopes he’ll get it before the game. Thon Maker will start for John Henson. Rest of the starting lineup remains the same. Jabari Parker will get in the ballpark of 20 mins if all goes to plan.
Storyline: John Henson Injury