HoopsHype Corey Maggette rumors

June 26, 2012 Updates
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The Bobcats have the option to waive one player and no longer count his salary against their cap or a potential luxury-tax bill. Maggette makes about $10.9 million next season, the last on his contract. So the Bobcats could drop considerably under the cap by using the amnesty clause on Maggette. I should think there are four potential candidates should the Bobcats go the amnesty route: Maggette, Gana Diop (nearly $7.4 million next season), Matt Carroll ($3.5 million next season) or Tyrus Thomas (nearly $26 million over the next three seasons). If they’re reluctant to give up on Thomas, then waiving Maggette would produce the most cap space. Charlotte Observer

March 12, 2012 Updates
February 28, 2012 Updates

As if the Charlotte Bobcats could afford any additional injury woes, there was fear over the All-Star break that small forward Corey Maggette might have a torn meniscus that would have ended his season. "Just a God-send he didn't have a torn meniscus," coach Paul Silas told the Observer on Monday night. "That's what I (initially) heard." The diagnosis proved to be less dire; Maggette has inflammation and swelling in his right knee, and sat out practice Monday. He said he hopes to practice Tuesday, and if that goes all right, Maggette will try to play Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich. Charlotte Observer

January 5, 2012 Updates
November 27, 2011 Updates

The program, which includes both intensive training sessions and 5-on-5 games, will be aimed at getting guys playing pro level ball with pro level trainers while they wait for the ratification of the new deal. Chauncey Billups and Kevin Garnett will almost certainly be there, while other Impact alumni like Tayshaun Prince, Baron Davis, and Corey Maggette may also show up, but regardless of speculation, we can expect a lot of NBA guys to make the trip. HoopsWorld

November 1, 2011 Updates

Former Los Angeles Clipper Corey Maggette has become at least the second NBA player to buy a home in the Orange County hills overlooking the Newport Beach coastline. Public records show that the 6-foot-6 Maggette, 31, paid $3 million for a five-bedroom, 5 1/2-bathroom home with a canyon view near the top of Newport Coast. Orange County Register

October 29, 2011 Updates

Utah basketball fans won't have to wait until the NBA unlocks itself to see Jazz players and Jimmer Fredette play in person again. An exhibition game featuring The Jimmer along with Jazz players Al Jefferson, Devin Harris, Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors and Ronnie Price will take place at the Salt Lake Community College's Lifetime Activities Center on Monday, Nov. 7. Tickets for the Pro Player Charity Classic go on sale at SmithTix outlets Monday at 1 p.m. The game's format will match the Jazz players — with more to be announced next week — against the NBA group. Chauncey Billups, Stephen Curry, Corey Maggette and Anthony Tolliver are the announced players who will join Fredette on the non-Jazz squad. Deseret News

October 26, 2011 Updates

Iverson is working with the Justice Entertainment Group on the four-team Las Vegas Superstar Challenge slated for Nov. 12-13 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Iverson, who signed a contract with the Griz for the 2009-10 season, will announce the event Wednesday in Las Vegas. Confirmed players include: Amare Stoudemire (New York Knicks), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings), Lou Williams (Philadelphia 76ers), Hakim Warrick (Phoenix Suns), Chauncey Billups (New York Knicks), Al Harrington (Denver Nuggets), Stephen Jackson (Golden State Warriors), Monte Ellis (Golden State Warriors), Corey Maggette (Charlotte Bobcats), Matt Barnes (Los Angeles Lakers), David Lee (Golden State Warriors), James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ryan Hollins (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats), Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Marcus Morris (Houston Rockets). Memphis Commercial Appeal

October 17, 2011 Updates

NBA player Corey Maggette has sold his Westchester house for $1.85 million. The former Clipper listed it in May at $2.1 million. The contemporary Mediterranean features a custom movie theater, a guesthouse, two fireplaces, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and about 4,800 square feet of living space. Los Angeles Times

September 27, 2011 Updates

Paul Pierce, Kevin Love and Jason Kidd headline a group of NBA players who have committed to play two exhibition games in Mexico next month. The games will be hosted by Mexico native and Charlotte Bobcats forward Eduardo Najera. Organizers of the event said Tyson Chandler, Trevor Ariza, Marcus Camby, DeAndre Jordan, Corey Maggette, Jerryd Bayless and Ryan Hollins are among the other players who will participate in the games. Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash has also been invited to play. Yahoo! Sports

September 14, 2011 Updates

Instead, as Bobcats forward Corey Maggette put it, it's "back to the drawing board." And straight to the unemployment line. "Now guys have to make a decision about playing elsewhere, maintaining a living and all that," said Maggette, who was among the many who had been encouraged by the tenor of last week's talks. "As of right now, everyone is unemployed. You have to re-evaluate [your situation]. At the end of the day, you're unemployed right now and you have to do a job in order to feed your families or whatever. "I'm not saying guys don't have money or that they're not saving their money the right way, but ultimately -- if you get fired or you have to find yourself another job -- you've got to put out another résumé and pull another gig." SI.com

On Tuesday, Maggette wasn't feeling the same way. "We just took eight steps back," he said. "Someone needs to compromise," Maggette said. "The owners have to compromise. "We need to have revenue sharing with the teams that are not making money. That's important. I play[ed] for one of the teams that's one of the worst [in revenues], Milwaukee. We've got to have [sharing] with guys like the Lakers and the big-name teams that's making tons and tons of money. Donald Sterling's another guy that makes money even if he loses. We need to figure out a way to get that going." ESPN.com

September 3, 2011 Updates

Not only did Maggette witness just how passionate PAOK’s fans can be, he also toured the team’s facilities and met with members of the organization. Maggette enjoyed his trip to Greece and the contract talks between his camp and PAOK are ongoing and serious. The offer currently on the table is a one-year, $5 million deal that would include an NBA opt-out clause for Maggette to return to the United States once a new collective bargaining agreement is ratified. Not only will Maggette make roughly $415,000 per month with PAOK, he’ll also receive a portion of jersey and memorabilia sales from the products that are sold as a result of his arrival. HoopsWorld

September 1, 2011 Updates

Corey Maggette landed in Thessaloniki yesterday welcomed by hundreds of PAOK fans. The NBA player will spend few days in Greece and then decide whether to sign or not with the club during the NBA lockout. "I am happy to be here. When my manager told me about the possibility to sign in Greece, I thought it was a good opportunity for me. In the next days I want to know the coach, the gym, the facilities, the city and I will decide whether to sign or not here" said Maggette once he arrived in Thessaloniki. Sportando

August 31, 2011 Updates

Μore than 1,000 PAOK fans welcomed Corey Maggete at Thessaloniki's airport. The NBA superstar landed at Macedonia Airport at 22:55 and more than 1,000 crazy fans were waiting for him. After this big welcome Maggete said, "I am very happy and impressed. The fans are crazy and maybe I will play for PAOK. My agent did a very good job and I will give my answer to PAOK'S people very soon". SuperBasket.gr

Corey Maggette is expected to land in Thessaloniki today. The NBA player negotiates a deal with PAOK. He will take a tour around the city and visit team facilities. It is expected that Maggette will make his decision until the end of the week. Corey Maggette had 12 ppg, 3.6 rpg and 1.3 apg for the Milwaukee Bucks last season. Eurobasket.com

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