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Chris36Chambers
06-30-2008, 11:58 AM
Los Angeles Clippers guard Corey Maggette told friends over the weekend that he was encouraging the Orlando Magic to make a competitive offer in free agency, allowing him to return to the team where he started his NBA career nine years ago.

Maggette, 28, averaged 22.1 points last season for the Clippers, where he has spent the last eight seasons as a shooting guard/small forward.

Maggette has until today to opt out of the final year of his contract for $7 million and become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday. Under salary-cap rules, the Magic have only the middle-class exception of $5.8 million to offer him in the first year of a deal. The Magic could build a five-year deal worth close to $40 million.

"I think he'd come back in a heartbeat," said a Maggette friend who is close to both the player and the Magic organization. "It's something he'd love to see happen."

Maggette played here as a rookie (1999-00). His parents live in Central Florida. He has often spoken about the possibility of returning to the Magic.

Teams can begin negotiating with free agents Tuesday and signing them July 9. If Maggette opts out of his contract, the Clippers are expected to offer him a new four-year deal worth close to $40 million.

Magic General Manager Otis Smith declined to discuss any particular free agent.

If the Magic landed Maggette, it would make them serious contenders in the East, teaming him with center Dwight Howard, forwards Rashard Lewis and Hedo Turkoglu, and guard Jameer Nelson.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orl-magic3008jun30,0,3269777.story


The Magics have to make this move....it's a perfect fit

*Superman*
06-30-2008, 03:29 PM
OMFG, this is one of the best things that has ever happened!

Sandman
07-01-2008, 03:41 AM
Solid addition. Still don't like Rashard Lewis.

Reezy
07-01-2008, 09:54 AM
Solid addition. Still don't like Rashard Lewis.

You better get used to seeing Rashard Lewis on the Magic. He's here to stay.

_Sn1P3r_
07-01-2008, 08:09 PM
What a big 4. Dwight, 'Shard, Hedo and Maggette. Dayum, they'll probably finish first in the East if they get him and they work well together.

HOZ THE KNICK
07-02-2008, 09:56 AM
he fits good with yar but i don't know about being first in the east!

Sandman
07-02-2008, 04:14 PM
flip lewis for a point guard.

Reezy
07-02-2008, 04:57 PM
flip lewis for a point guard.

I'll bet you $5000 that the Magic do NOT trade Rashard Lewis anytime before or during the next season.

MagicMan92
07-02-2008, 05:39 PM
sorry for the bad news but according to this website he might sign with the spurs.

http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=9329

*Superman*
07-02-2008, 05:49 PM
Its all for the best if he does. I don't think that everyone realized it was a long-shot for us getting him. We just have to get the better free agents left now.

*Superman*
07-02-2008, 06:01 PM
I don't understand. He said he wanted to come to the Magic and all the Spurs are offering is the MLE too? I guess he is going for the Championship run. It said that the Magic didn't call Pietrus yet. I think we should go after him

Sandman
07-02-2008, 11:43 PM
I'll bet you $5000 that the Magic do NOT trade Rashard Lewis anytime before or during the next season.

This adds to my frustration.

Zefflin
07-03-2008, 12:10 AM
Yea my guess is the Spurs.

*Superman*
07-03-2008, 01:10 AM
Magic offering Duhon... Looks like this is a go, and this would end anything left with Maggette.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orl-magic03a08jul03,0,4259757.story

Dray13
07-03-2008, 01:23 AM
^^^ Wow...that would be an excellent move. I would love Duhon to back up Nelson. Great find sprmn12...So does this mean we wont be re-signing Dooling?

ManRam
07-03-2008, 11:41 AM
^^^ Wow...that would be an excellent move. I would love Duhon to back up Nelson. Great find sprmn12...So does this mean we wont be re-signing Dooling?

5 million a year for Duhon??? Weird. Especially considering the Knicks of all teams offered on 3.5 a year for him. When you're outbidding the Knicks, especially for back ups, you know you're over biding.

Duhon is not worth 5 million a year. Not even close.

*Superman*
07-03-2008, 02:39 PM
5 million a year for Duhon??? Weird. Especially considering the Knicks of all teams offered on 3.5 a year for him. When you're outbidding the Knicks, especially for back ups, you know you're over biding.

Duhon is not worth 5 million a year. Not even close.

No its a 3 year deal for 10mil. meaning about 3mil per year. The Knicks were offering a 2 year deal worth 7mil.

*Superman*
07-03-2008, 02:43 PM
^^^ Wow...that would be an excellent move. I would love Duhon to back up Nelson. Great find sprmn12...So does this mean we wont be re-signing Dooling?

Thanks, and this could mean that Dooling wanted too much or if we resign him he would play SG all the time. You just have to wait and see now.