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Thatruth32
07-08-2008, 04:06 PM
i read this on espn .... says he has only played 70 games 4 seasons out of 9 ... sounds like baron is u ask me...




can't decide what to make of that guy. At his best, he's very, very good.

He can do a lot of things that a lot of other players can not do. His PER is not bad. It's not hard to make a highlight reel of him. (And this I know: Corey Maggette has better peripheral vision than your Average Joe. But nobody's perfect.)

But is that stuff essential to winning a title? Thus far, you'd have to guess not, as things don't seem to work well for his team when he's playing.

And if ends up in San Antonio -- where he would play a role in a well-established system -- I assume his athleticism and shooting will be put to good use, and he would be a fantastic fourth or fifth best player. I would like to see that.

But if Maggette ends up somewhere like Golden State, where he will be expected to help define the team? Then I am crossing my fingers and hoping that he has been developing a lot as he has been aging. Because he has not been part of a winning system, and he's not about to get more athletic.

Matt Steinmetz of Examiner.com is all over this.

First off, Maggette is injury prone. He's been in the league nine seasons and has played 70 or more games just four times in his career. Maggette's body says Iron Man; his stats say Tin Man.
Maggette is a great sub, the kind of aggressive scorer you love coming off the bench. He has a shoot first mentality and is a mediocre defender at best. In other words, as a sixth man he's great, as a starter he's not.
Maggette has made it clear he wants to start and be a primary offensive option. But he's the type of high-maintenance player who doesn't make teammates better. In fact, because he doesn't create much, there tends to be a lot of standing around when he's got the ball on the perimeter.
Maggette has never played for a winner. His teams have missed the playoffs in eight of the nine seasons he's been in the league. The one year a Maggette team made the playoffs was in 2006, when the Clippers made it to the postseason. That year Maggette played 32 games.
Corey Maggette at three years, $16 or $17 million or so ... maybe. Corey Maggette at five years for $40 million? No way.

Also worth noting: The team that knows him best is apparently willing to let him go for cap space, while almost no team with big money to spend has made him their main target in free agency.

All that said, I would be very interested to hear from those who have watched him day in and day out in Clipperland. Do you think he's worth big money?

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/truehoop/0-33-25/What-is-Corey-Maggette-Worth-.html

Tmac416
07-08-2008, 04:15 PM
hes absolutly not worth the big money. thats why you hear all about teams want to only offer him the midlevel. i never understood the intrest in him and in the end i dont think he is a warrior. he realy doesnt fit here with the peices we already have in place

GLobo
07-08-2008, 04:26 PM
mid-level exception

Thatruth32
07-08-2008, 04:54 PM
ill take him for like 6 7 8 mil max...

Giants4Tniners
07-08-2008, 10:26 PM
Its all moot now, we agreed to what looks like about 10 mil a year

Conor
07-08-2008, 10:30 PM
Where is anyone getting this 10 million figure? I imagine he signed for something like 7 million per, considering no other team offerred him more than the MLE. Mullin isn't the type to double everyone else's offer to land a player that's a luxury and not a need-filler.

Lincoln Logs
07-08-2008, 10:44 PM
Where is anyone getting this 10 million figure? I imagine he signed for something like 7 million per, considering no other team offerred him more than the MLE. Mullin isn't the type to double everyone else's offer to land a player that's a luxury and not a need-filler.

Its what the LA Times reported. Click in the link in the Brand to 76ers thread or the Maggette is a Warrior.

Conor
07-08-2008, 10:46 PM
Yeah, just read it...****. That is too much money for him.....seems like an impulse reaction to losing out on Brand, I think we could have gotten Smith for 5-10 million more total.

UNETOWNBAYAREA
07-08-2008, 11:10 PM
not worth 10 mil.. I dont see him filling much of a need but we'll take him... for just above the mid level at 6 or 7.. not freakin 10!

Fion
07-09-2008, 12:14 AM
not worth 10 mil.. I dont see him filling much of a need but we'll take him... for just above the mid level at 6 or 7.. not freakin 10!

well he got signed for 10, its a bad deal i agree, but hes not a bad player, there are worse contracts in the nba. 10 mil for mag is bad, but its not terrible.

IamTurboman
07-09-2008, 12:19 AM
Would you have rather had Baron for 5 year and over 10 mil or Maggette for 5 years?

I actually think I rather have Baron. I don't want him for 5 years, but Maggette is an injury risk as well, and Baron has done more then Maggette.

I do think Maggette can be a real good player with Nelly though!

ozzyalcala
07-09-2008, 12:29 AM
relax you guys maggette is only going to get 7-8 million... how do i now ??? ESPN, it also says that the warriors ofseason is not over think of it this way with Baron out it gives them 17 mill$ more, and they have only wasted about tops 8 on maggette

garlicboy
07-12-2008, 11:31 PM
Considering Maggette wasn't getting offers $10 was too much, but compared to other top scorers in the league, $10 million is not bad for a guy who can get you 20/5 and has a great attitude and strong work ethic. He was the 11th leading scorer in the league last year, granted it may have been a career year, but being the main guy on the team he faced a lot of double teams and still shot it at a pretty good clip 46% from teh field and 39% from 3.

http://www.nba.com/statistics/player/Scoring.jsp?league=00&season=22007&conf=OVERALL&position=0&splitType=9&splitScope=GAME&qualified=Y&yearsExp=-1&splitDD=

He's the cheapest scorer paid scorer out of the top 25 scorers in the league by a good $4-5 million.

Is Michael Redd that much better than Maggette and worth $7 more million per year?

If he gives us 4 good of around 20/5, the Maggette signing was worth it.

IamTurboman
07-13-2008, 12:11 AM
Maggette's ranks

Ranks #11 in the NBA in Points Per Game(22.1)
Ranks #49 in the NBA in Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage(0.384)
Ranks #46 in the NBA in Minutes Per Game(35.7)
Ranks #50 in the NBA in Field Goals Made(458.0)
Ranks #45 in the NBA in Field Goal Attempts(1000.0)
Ranks #4 in the NBA in Free Throws(553.0)
Ranks #6 in the NBA in Free Throw Attempts(681.0)
Ranks #47 in the NBA in Defensive Rebounds Per Game(4.5)
Ranks #28 in the NBA in Points(1547.0)
Ranks #2 in the NBA in Free Throws Per 48 Minutes(10.61)
Ranks #2 in the NBA in Free Throw Attempts Per 48 Minutes(13.07)
Ranks #10 in the NBA in Points Per 48 Minutes(29.7)
Ranks #24 in the NBA in Total Turnovers(195.0)
Ranks #43 in the NBA in Efficiency Ranking(19.19)
Ranks #48 in the NBA in Efficiency Ranking Per 48 Minutes(25.77)
Ranks #14 in the NBA in Turnovers Per Game(2.79)
Ranks #22 in the NBA in Turnovers Per 48 Minutes(3.74)

IamTurboman
07-13-2008, 12:14 AM
Stephen Jackson's ranks

Ranks #26 in the NBA in Points Per Game(20.1)
Ranks #32 in the NBA in Assists Per Game(4.1)
Ranks #35 in the NBA in Free-Throw Percentage(0.832)
Ranks #28 in the NBA in Steals Per Game(1.26)
Ranks #7 in the NBA in Minutes Per Game(39.1)
Ranks #31 in the NBA in Minutes Played(2855.0)
Ranks #41 in the NBA in Field Goals Made(488.0)
Ranks #27 in the NBA in Field Goal Attempts(1204.0)
Ranks #4 in the NBA in Three-Point Field Goals Made(182.0)
Ranks #5 in the NBA in Three-Point Field Goal Attempts(501.0)
Ranks #36 in the NBA in Free Throws(308.0)
Ranks #40 in the NBA in Free Throw Attempts(370.0)
Ranks #43 in the NBA in Assists(300.0)
Ranks #37 in the NBA in Steals(92.0)
Ranks #34 in the NBA in Points(1466.0)
Ranks #48 in the NBA in Steals Per Turnover(0.47)
Ranks #39 in the NBA in Field-Goal Attempts Per 48 Minutes(20.24)
Ranks #36 in the NBA in Free Throws Per 48 Minutes(5.18)
Ranks #20 in the NBA in Three-Point Field Goals Per 48 Minutes(3.06)
Ranks #46 in the NBA in Points Per 48 Minutes(24.6)
Ranks #23 in the NBA in Total Turnovers(197.0)
Ranks #17 in the NBA in Turnovers Per Game(2.7)
Ranks #37 in the NBA in Turnovers Per 48 Minutes(3.31)

Kdirt
07-13-2008, 12:15 AM
We overpaid by about 2 million per year, but we couldnt afford to not add anyone. We needed to make up for Baron's points. He was the best soring option available, so it was wise to not get into a bidding war for a restricted FA and lose out.

IamTurboman
07-13-2008, 12:19 AM
I agre. He is about as good as any restricted FA, but we didn't have to have te hassle of the other team. He is cheaper than the restricted FA's for the most part as well.

garlicboy
07-13-2008, 01:55 AM
Turboman,
Your a madman with the stats! What I like about Maggette, is that you have to guard him 23' because of his 3 pt ability(38%). He drives he scores(46%) or goes to the line(83%)

DuckTheFodgers!
07-13-2008, 01:56 AM
Hes decent and all, but is Ellis ready to run the point? I think he fits better as a 2 guard, which leaves a huge hole at the 1. Who's gonna run the point?

garlicboy
07-13-2008, 01:58 AM
Do you guys think Maggette will put up better numbers with the Dubs and thier system? Or will his stats decrease?

I think a lot depends upon how well he plays with our Monta, Jack and Randolph and if we trade Al. Like Al, but he's expendable with Maggette and if Randolph keeps doing what he's doing.

Lincoln Logs
07-13-2008, 02:01 AM
^Not really sure.

He was a the main scorer on the sorry clippers, so he had alot of chances to shoot the ball. On our team, we've got Monta and Jackson that he'll have to share with. That being said his percentages are good in pretty much every catagory, and his game really seems like it will fit well in our system.

So I think they'll stay about the same, maybe a tad lower.

garlicboy
07-13-2008, 02:09 AM
Well,
Jack had career highs with the Dubs as a 2nd/3rd option. Maggette will be a 2nd/3rd option on the Dubs, but we'll wait and see. I think he'll get at least 20 per. We'll see what happens.

Lincoln Logs
07-13-2008, 02:43 AM
Well,
Jack had career highs with the Dubs as a 2nd/3rd option. Maggette will be a 2nd/3rd option on the Dubs, but we'll wait and see. I think he'll get at least 20 per. We'll see what happens.

Excellent Point. I still don't see his numbers increasing though.