Makur Maker, ranked No. 10 by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony in the 2020 high school class, is exploring his eligibility for next June’s draft, according to Givony. The NBA Players Association is assisting Makur and believes he’ll be declared eligible due to the fact he’ll turn 19 in November, Givony adds. He’s also in his fifth year of high school at Pacific Academy in Irvine, California, as the 6’11’ Maker was two credits short of receiving a high school diploma from his previous school. He’s the cousin of Pistons big man Thon Maker.
We have more from around the basketball world:
- Italy’s Olimpia Milano was interested in signing Dwyane Wade, according to Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia. Team president Leo Dell’Orco revealed that the franchise considered making a run at the retired NBA star before settling on another former NBA veteran, Luis Scola. “This summer we wanted to sign an important NBA player,” he said. “We were interested in Dwyane Wade but we took some time (and chose Scola).”
- The Chinese Basketball Association has increased its restrictions on foreign players, Carchia relays in a separate story. Among the changes is a rule that only two foreign players can be on the roster for each game and they can’t be on the court at the same time. The CBA has also imposed a salary cap but it only applies to Chinese players, according to another note from Carchia.
- Former NBA forward Jason Thompson is returning to the Chinese league and will replace Angel Delgado on the Beijing Royal Fighters, according to a Sportando report. Thompson spent last season with Fenerbahce D Istanbul. In 36 games with Fenerbahce, Thompson averaged 5.0 PPG and 3.9 RPG in 16.0 MPG. Thompson played in China during the 2016/17 season after averaging 8.9 PPG and 6.6 RPG in 588 career NBA games. Delgado had to leave China for personal matters.
- Another former NBA forward, Thomas Robinson, reached an agreement with the CBA’s Sichuan Blue Whales, Sportando relays. Robinson spent last season with Beijing, averaging 21.9 PPG and 13.6 RPG. The 2012 lottery pick last played in the NBA during the 2016/17 season, when he saw action in 48 games with the Lakers.
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8 thoughts on “And-Ones: Maker, Wade, CBA, Thompson, Robinson”
Maybe he shouldn’t take the same route his cousin made go to college and get a degree so you have something to fall back on
His cousin has around ten million things to fall back on.
And you think that’s going to last
You’d rather have a degree than ten million dollars? Lol
If you get a degree and start working at age 20 and get a job paying $100,000/year on day one, you would only make $4.5 million after 45 years.
Two foreign players can’t be on the court at the same time? Are the Chinese worried about a tear in the space-time continuum or something?
Seriously, can you imagine the flak the NBA would receive if they instituted the same rule? People would act as if they were the worst people in the world and yet the Chinese can do this in basketball and the Koreans can do it in baseball.
I understand the restriction on the number of foreign players for each team – it’s a rule which exists in many countries and sports.
However, the one-foreigner-on-court rule is idiotic, because it directly interferes with the job of a COACH.
Lol at the scola comment as if they chose him over wade. Is it a choice if the alternative isn’t available?