Pistons trade Stanley Johnson to Pelicans for Bucks Thon Maker in three-team deal

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 01: Thon Maker #7 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts after a call during the first quarter of the game against Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden on December 01, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

The Detroit Pistons announced Thursday they have traded forward Stanley Johnson to the New Orleans Pelicans for center Thon Maker of the Milwaukee Bucks which was part of a three-team deal.

Johnson, 22, was drafted 8th overall by the Pistons in the 2015 NBA Draft out of Arizona. Throughout his four seasons he's been inconsistent and has started only seven of 48 games this season after starting 50 a season ago. The California native is shooting 38.1% from the field and 28.2% from three this season while averaging 7.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists.  

Maker, 21, was the 10th overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2016 NBA Draft. The South Sudan native has played in 35 games this season with zero starts. Maker is 7'1", 221 pounds and has 46 starts in 166 career games. He is shooting 44% while averaging 4.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 11.7 minutes this season.

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