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DIFFERENCE MAKER

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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 basketball-reference.com); 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.