HoopsHype Jason Maxiell rumors

December 28, 2013 Updates

It’s been a bit of an adjustment for Maxiell, but one he’s welcomed. “Different all the way around,” Maxiell said. “First time I’ve been away from Detroit in nine years. Organization’s different, atmosphere is different, players are different, but it’s not bad at all.” He went to dinner with a few of his former teammates Thursday night, and safe to say he found a little humor in Rasheed Wallace, who got into some tiffs with former coach Flip Saunders, as a member of the other side. “I saw (Rasheed) last night. He’s ‘the coach,’ but he’s good,” Maxiell said. “He’ll be a good mentor. You listen to him, it’ll be good.” Detroit News

October 4, 2013 Updates

Maxiell underwent surgery on Easter to correct a detached retina, and he will "most likely" wear protective goggles for his own safety throughout the season. "I don't have to, but I would rather [wear them]." He's still not sure when or how the original injury occurred. Currently, Maxiell is wearing a sleeker and more stylish pair of goggles similar to the ones Bo Outlaw wore when he was with the Magic. Maxiell says the Grant goggles are "a little more durable, [and] a little more my style." Orlandoinstripedpost.com

July 18, 2013 Updates

The Orlando Magic have signed free agent forward-center Jason Maxiell, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. "We're excited to welcome Jason (Maxiell) and his family to the Magic organization," said Hennigan. "Jason brings an element of experience, toughness and resolve to our roster that we feel will benefit our team." NBA.com

April 9, 2013 Updates
April 1, 2013 Updates

Jason Maxiell has probably played his last game with the Pistons. The team announced Monday before facing the Raptors that the 6-feet-7 power forward will miss the final eight games of the regular season because of a detached retina. He had successful surgery Sunday, but he will have to be away from basketball-related activities. Detroit Free Press

February 18, 2013 Updates

Jason Maxiell has started every game, for better or worse, and has one-third of a season left on his $5 million contract. He acknowledged recently that he wonders more and more whether he will enter free agency this summer as a Piston. It's his career, his life, his family's life. It could mean two moves in a matter of months if the Pistons trade him and he doesn't re-sign with that team. And the likelihood of the Pistons re-signing him when Drummond has to start offers yet another hurdle to him remaining with the team, plus it was at last year's deadline that Dumars thought he had a deal to send Maxiell to New Orleans for Chris Kaman. Booth Newspapers

February 11, 2013 Updates
January 14, 2013 Updates

Utah's extra feisty and physical defense was a popular topic in the Pistons locker room, according to the Detroit News. Beat writer Vincent Goodwill described the Jazz as using "physical play (that) bordered on early-90's assault as they mucked up the game, preventing the Pistons from doing virtually anything on the offensive end." Forward Jason Maxiell: "They took advantage and hit us and we didn't fight back, got us into a hole." Guard Brandon Knight: "They punched us in the face and there was nothing we could do about it. "Instead of fighting back, we just kind of laid down a little bit." Deseret News

September 6, 2012 Updates

It’s not just the 48 minutes of game time that can be overwhelming to young players – and Drummond isn’t just a rookie, he’s a rookie who just turned 19 less than a month ago – it’s the entirety of the NBA experience, complete with an 82-game schedule and an arduous travel itinerary. “He has no idea,” Maxiell said. “Not at all. He’s going to start to find out in training camp. I tried to take it to him in Summer League practices. He asked questions and wanted to figure out things. It’s going to be fast. There are things he has to get used to. He’ll start to get there in training camp.” NBA.com

July 2, 2012 Updates
June 28, 2012 Updates

Maxiell gave some thought to testing the free agent market, especially with the Pistons looking to add another young player to play next to Monroe, which could take away the forward's playing time in the 2012-13 season. Forgoing the $5 million in the effort to pursue a long-term deal wasn't worth the risk, though and he'll return for his eighth season in Detroit. Detroit News

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