Bucks tried to use Thon Maker to trade for Cavs’ Rodney Hood
The Milwaukee Bucks reportedly tried to acquire shooting guard Rodney Hood from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a deal which would have included big man Thon Maker, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Bucks to the punch, though, as they traded Wade Baldwin, Nik Stauskas, a 2021 second round pick and a 2023 second round pick to the Cavs for Hood.
The Bucks and Maker’s camp are actively working to find a new home for 2016’s No. 10 overall draft pick. One example: Word is Milwaukee tried to use Maker in an attempt to acquire Rodney Hood from Cleveland but were foiled when Portland put together a trade for Hood on Sunday.
The Bucks are trying to get more shooting around superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rodney Hood would have helped them in that aspect. Hood is a career 36.8 percent shooter from the 3-point line and is shooting 36.2 percent from deep this season.
Thon Maker reportedly wants out of Milwaukee. A fresh start with the Cavs could have been just what the 7-footer needed since he would have received a lot of playing time in Cleveland. Maker is averaging 4.7 points and 2.7 rebounds this season with the Bucks in roughly 11 minutes per game.