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.
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”.
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.
If Maggette plays for PAOK, it will be for peanuts (compared to his NBA salary) and it will all probably go to his foundation. However, PAOK need to finance the insurance of his contract and this is a small issue. They expect to overcome this problem by getting money from a couple of well-known Greek companies that will sponsor his move.
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.
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.