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Report: Thon Maker seeking trade from Milwaukee Bucks in search of more playing time

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Thon Maker's time in Milwaukee could be coming to an end, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Maker's camp has reportedly requested that Bucks management try and find a trade for the former lottery, preferably to a team which can give him a larger role.

The Aussie's playing time has dwindled this season under new head coach Mike Budenholzer and although Wojnarowski reports, there "remains strong organisational belief in Maker's future," his agent and Bucks General Manager Jon Horst have reportedly discussed trade scenarios to potentially get a deal done soon, with the trade deadline approaching on February 7.

The Bucks currently have the NBA's best record, 35-12, with Brook Lopez, Ersan Ilyasova and DJ Wilson making up the frontcourt rotation, with Maker playing just 11.7 minutes per game, down from 16.7 last season.

Maker, who is eligible to negotiate a rookie contract extension this off-season has shown flashes of the potential which saw the Bucks select him with the #10 pick in the 2016 draft, impressing with his floor-spacing shooting and rim protection, however in 2018/19 hasn't been able to find a consistent role under Budenholzer, with second-year forward DJ Wilson leapfrogging him for those backup minutes.

This season, Maker is averaging 4.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game, appearing in appeared in 35 games, all coming off the bench.

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