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Corey Maggette says he will retire if he doesn't make Spurs.

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Corey Maggette says he will retire if he doesn't make Spurs.

Jeff McDonald: Corey Maggette says he will retire if he doesn't make Spurs. Some preseason game stories write themselves. Maggette also said he knew the deal coming in to camp. Knows it will be uphill battle. Had no other offers, thought he'd take a stab. Corey Maggette: "If I could get an opportunity here, it would be great. If not, this game has been good to me.” Twitter @JMcDonald_SAEN

http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm#3TH5tzcGc1LR4AFz.99


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what?

I didn't think Maggette was still in the league playing??? who did Maggette play for last season?

I figured Maggette retired like three years ago?

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Pistons

Maggette played for the Pistons last season. Detroit shut him down for good around December and he never played another game. Was a positive veteran influence - never complained about his role and imparted guidance to the younger players. I hope he finds a role with the spurs.

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I remember that 1999 Duke

I remember that 1999 Duke team that was nearly unstoppable. The national championship game between UCONN and Duke has to be one of the greatest games in college basketball history. Maggette was an absolute freak of nature for Duke that year and I was sure he would go on to do big things in the NBA. Whether it be lack of work ethic, or injuries, or whatever, he just never materialized into anything. Such a waste of talent.

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He averaged no less than 16.8

He averaged no less than 16.8 ppg for an 8 year stretch. Over 20 ppg three times. Not sure how you can call that not materializing into anything and being a waste of talent. I'd call that being pretty successful. He was never very skilled, doesn't have great handles, and was always just an OK defender. He was never going to be a superstar, he just never possessed that skill level.

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Good call, I actually hadn't

Good call, I actually hadn't even remembered that he had averaged that many points over an 8 year stretch. I just remember his freakish athleticism during his freshman year at Duke. I guess he did turn out okay. Thanks Grandmama.

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He was at one time main

He was at one time main offensive weapon of a historic team

he was also on the Pistons therefore Krypt affiliated... 1st ballot HOFamer for sure.

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Over the last 3 seasons he's

Over the last 3 seasons he's been in Milwaukee, Charlotte, then Detroit. In Milwaukee and Charlotte he was still a good scorer but in 18 games off the bench for Detroit he was relatively disappointing in limited minutes.

I still think he could be worth the money for a young team in need of a veteran presence to sign but otherwise he's had quite a good run.

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I think he can still play,

I think he can still play, especially in a bad team he'd still be able to put up decent stats, but he probably wants to play for a contender, once in his career. Anyways, I don't see how the Spurs could use him, he's never been a consistent shooter, nor a great defender, and the Spurs usually likes D&3's guys on the wing. He's always been one of the best of the league getting at ther rim and a devastating iso and fast break player, but I don't know how that translates in San Antonio game.

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Somebody should pick him up

Somebody should pick him up if he doesn't make the Spurs. If I were Corey Maggette I would take several copies of the Spurs' playbooks.

He could give a team some scoring on the wing as well as a veteran presence. Contenders like the Grizzlies, Thunder, Bulls, Pacers, and Heat can always use some more depth.

The Spurs also cut Sam Young. Sam Young can't really shoot but he is a tough player with some playoff experience. He might be a good fit on the Heat as a legit small forward backup for LeBron James.

I think the Grizzlies should take a look at both these guys as insurance for Tayshaun Prince and Mike Miller.

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"Yesterday we talked about

"Yesterday we talked about Corey Maggette saying he would retire if the Spurs don’t sign him for the rest of the season and with Tim, Tony and Manu sitting out last night’s loss to the run and gun Nuggets, you would think this would be a perfect opportunity for Corey to shine. On offense he scored 3 points by only hitting 1 of his 8 shots and he shockingly missed 1 of his only 2 free throw attempts. On defense, Corey helped Jordan Hamilton have one of the best plays of the night. The nice move and dunk by Hamilton would be Jordan’s only 2 points. "

http://ballislife.com/jordan-hamilton-behind-the-back-dribble-on-maggette-then-dunks/

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I will always remember Corey

I will always remember Corey for his footwork

and passing ability

But seriously, with the NBA's emphasis this yr on putting the ball down before lifting the pivot foot, that basically eliminated the only move that Corey had. No player was better at getting a running head start before putting his head down and plowing into a standing defender like Corey. He made a living off of uncalled travels.

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