John Hammond Rumors
105.7FM The FAN: #Bucks GM John Hammond: “We have documentation on Thon & we’re going to stand by that.”
Howard Beck: Great to have Bucks GM John Hammond on the show today. Here were his thoughts on draft-night surprise Thon Maker: John Hammond on Thon Maker: “I think everybody has a right to be surprised. And I think everybody has a right to have their own opinion. We did our due diligence on him, a guy that we’ve been watching for the last couple years, whether it be at Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy or whether it be at the HoopSummit in Portland or individual workouts… I think most importantly, that his strength is going to continue to get to where he needs to be, to be able to be an effective player in this league. Maybe over a year to two to three year process, if we can get up to that 235-240 range, he can be a very effective player in this league. But you don’t want to rush it.
Howard Beck: John Hammond on Thon Maker: “He is still 7 feet tall, and he has the ability I think almost immediately to step out and stretch the floor. So with those two things I think that would maybe give hi rn an opportunity to get on the floor. I know he’s going to do everything he can to put himself in that position. So we’ll see if he can do that in the short term.”