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The Bucks unearthed another talented giant

A much-maligned 2016 lottery pick, center THON MAKER has anchored the Bucks' defense—which has thoroughly flummoxed Toronto. The Raptors were sixth in the NBA with an offensive rating of 113.2 (per; in their first four games against Milwaukee, that dropped to 96.7. Maker's athleticism allows him to switch onto smaller players, while his long arms and timing have made him a great help defender at the rim. If the 7'1" Maker can better utilize his shooting touch, he'll be a menace on both ends for years to come.