HoopsHype Corey Maggette rumors


August 28, 2011 Updates

According to Sport24.gr's latest info, NBA superstar Corey Maggette is expected to arrive in Salonica by Thursday at the latest in order to discuss his move to PAOK with the club's officials. The latter are feeling more confident about Maggette saying "Yes" after he rejected an offer from the the Las Vegas League. Sport24.gr

August 17, 2011 Updates

Maggette is expected Sunday or Monday in Thessaloniki to practice with PAOK. Maggette will have an opt out on his contract with the team and will be paid around 20,000 per month as long as he stays in Greece. Gazzetta.gr

August 12, 2011 Updates

According to the Greek sports website Gazzetta.gr, PAOK has made an offer to NBA veteran Corey Maggette. Maggette is the best paid player of Charlotte Bobcats and his next season contract is worth over $10 millions. Although PAOK can not compete with that sum, or much smaller ones, it will give Maggette the chance to stay active, playing basketball and being the leader of a Euroleague club. TalkBasket

August 10, 2011 Updates
June 30, 2011 Updates

Corey Maggette was traveling to Chicago for a friend's wedding when he received the news that he had been traded to the Charlotte Bobcats. He had just fallen asleep on his Virgin America flight when his friend came from across the plane to wake him up and tell him about the deal. Because details were still emerging and Maggette couldn't call anyone to verify what was happening, he sat on the plane wondering who else was being moved. He didn't learn about the involvement of other players or a third-team, the Sacramento Kings, until his flight landed. HoopsWorld

"I heard that there had probably been a trade," Maggette said. "When I heard that it was to Charlotte, I actually didn't even know that Stephen Jackson was traded. I was really happy about going to Charlotte and then playing with Jack again as well. Then, when I landed, I found out that Jack was traded, but I was still really looking forward to the great opportunity with the guys that we have." HoopsWorld

At 31 years old, Maggette will take on more of a leadership role with the Bobcats and do his best to mentor the young talent on Charlotte's roster. "The guys that they have traded, they were definitely some pieces that were big for this ballclub," Maggette said. "But I think we have an up-and-coming [team] with D.J. Augustin as well as Gerald Henderson and then bringing in Bismack Biyombo as well as Kemba Walker. Those are some great guys that can really start this process of greatness. They are the future of this ballclub and they need to continue to grow and get the experience to be great players." HoopsWorld

Corey Maggette has played 12 seasons in the NBA with only one playoff appearance. Now he's about to join a team that's never won a postseason game and has spent the past year getting rid of most of its veterans and scorers in a rebuilding movement. But Maggette insists he was thrilled to be traded to Charlotte for three reasons: He's about to start again, play his natural position and, most important, suit up for Bobcats owner Michael Jordan. "If you understand Michael Jordan's game -- and I'm from Chicago -- you know that he's a winner," Maggette said Wednesday in a conference call with reporters. "And eventually he's going to get to that point where he's winning." ESPN.com

June 23, 2011 Updates

There are definitely serious talks going on between the Charlotte Bobcats and Milwaukee Bucks. Don't know all the particulars yet, but it sounds like the Bobcats could end with the 10th pick and maybe send No. 19 to Milwaukee. Don't know what veterans are involved, but here's a curiosity: Stephen Jackson and Corey Maggette have similar contract numbers, both in salary size and length of contracts. The Bucks would love to move Maggette. Don't know that the Bobcats would see him as an asset. Charlotte Observer

June 22, 2011 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks are listening to offers for the 10th pick in Thursday's NBA draft and are open to making it part of a bigger deal, league sources say. The Bucks also would not be opposed to including Corey Maggette in a trade. However, Milwaukee, is looking to upgrade its team, a team source said, and not merely dump salary. ESPN.com

May 11, 2011 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Gilbert Brown has been working with Corey Maggette every day and that has helped him improve drastically on the offensive end. Huge strides. Twitter

April 27, 2011 Updates
April 8, 2011 Updates

I spent time talking with players, executives and fans from small markets and visiting New Orleans, Charlotte and Milwaukee, trying to see whether there was any belief the teams there could be competitive and discovering how they could make it happen. The answers didn't get any more brutally honest than Corey Maggette's. "I don't think so," said Maggette, who has played in Orlando, Los Angeles, Oakland and currently Milwaukee. "They can't compete with these [large] markets, you know? "It's just like saying, 'Milwaukee or Los Angeles? Where do you want to go? Where do you want to live?' It's tough, man." ESPN.com

March 15, 2011 Updates

Several of them, including now Milwaukee Bucks forward Corey Maggette, Chris Kaman, Elton Brand and Marko Jaric, were taken aback by the news and decided to offer their assistance. "Kim was one of our coaches and he's a really good friend of mine, too," Maggette said. "He was in a situation where the Clippers' medical coverage wouldn't cover his surgery. I thought it was a great opportunity to help someone in need, to do something that Christ would do. "It shows your humanity, that you care for other people and not just yourself. Kim was in a life-and-death situation." Racine Journal-Times

The cancer had quickly spread and was on the brink of moving to other areas of his body. If Hughes had delayed the surgery, and if Maggette and his teammates hadn't provided the necessary financial assistance, Hughes doesn't know what would have occurred. Well, actually, he does. "Those guys saved my life," Hughes said. "They paid the whole medical bill. It was like $70,000 or more. It wasn't cheap. "It showed you what classy people they are. They didn't want me talking about it; they didn't want the recognition because they simply felt it was the right thing to do." Racine Journal-Times

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