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» Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:06 am
(12-14) 21:17 PST -- Less than two months into his first season with the Warriors, Corey Maggette's immediate and long-term prospects already are up for debate.

Golden State's prized free-agent addition has missed the last four games and eight overall with lingering hamstring issues, and no one is sure when he'll be back.

He hadn't been meshing well with coach Don Nelson's up-tempo style. Maggette has taken heat for the Warriors' ball-stoppage issues, which dominated their recent nine-game losing streak and prompted Nelson to call for team-wide passing and ball movement.

Maggette, who signed a five-year, $50 million contract last summer, is among those eligible to be traded beginning today, and league sources say that the Warriors have had feelers out for some time now on Maggette.

It figures to take a Herculean effort to move Maggette with most teams looking for salary-cap space in the summer of 2010 and Maggette signed through the 2012-13 season.

Which is why Maggette, long a part of the rumor mill from his days with the Clippers, says he's concentrating on getting healthy - and buying into Nelson's ball-moving philosophy.

"You know what, I don't care how many points I score. I want to win," said Maggette, who is averaging 19.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. "If I've got to sacrifice not driving, or not shooting too much, that's fine with me. That's the type of player I am.

"I just want to win, and I think this franchise and this team is a team that can win and win each year."

So far, the Warriors are 3-13 with Maggette and 4-4 without him. Maggette is at his best in isolation situations and getting to the foul line, where he's averaging nine attempts per game.

Nelson's plea for less one-on-one play and more passing, therefore, is expected to take time and patience when it comes to his 6-foot-6 forward.

"It'll be quite a test for him because he's going to have to move the ball more, try to do a lot of the other little things as opposed to trying to do the big things," Nelson said.

"That's going to be interesting to see how it works," Stephen Jackson added. "I think Corey's been around long enough to know how to make adjustments. It's something definitely new to him, but he'll be all right.

"Corey, he just has to understand that the way we had success last year is by playing a fast-paced team type of game. And it's totally different than the way he played with the Clippers."

In signing Maggette to such a hefty deal last summer, Golden State hoped he could help fill the scoring void left by Baron Davis while serving as an example of body maintenance and hard work for the Warriors' younger players.

And yet, Maggette has spent more time in the training room than seemingly anywhere else. He has missed eight games and counting after coming into the season missing an average of 16.5 games, or roughly one-fifth of every season, in his career.

Now, in addition to staying fit, Maggette is searching for his fit.


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» Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:35 am
Im sorry............but I dont think he can adjust! are you telling me, that throughout his career no-one has ever told him he needs to move the ball more??? give me a break.

He just kills us, and doesnt fit with our team and coach in any way.............he is one dimensional, and we kind of need that dimension but not at the cost of ball movement for the rest of the team.

If we were a half court team, or had a coach who knew anything about half court basketball..........AND had a big man we could throw the ball to in the post, it would be fine.............but we have neither, so its not fine.

With him = 3-13, without = 4-4..............thats says it all.
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» Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:56 am
Maggette can fuk off
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» Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:32 am
dudes c'mon. you guys seriously thought we were going to trade mags this early? 5yr - 50 Million contracts don't get dealt in a month or two. he's played ~ 20 games with us... slow your roll homies.
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» Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:39 am
"They've started to call Corey Maggette 'Bad Porn' at various Warriors boards. Their justification? 'Sure, there's penetration and scoring, but are you really happy with what you're seeing?'"


Interesting way to describe his style... it actually makes me chuckle.
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» Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:27 am
xbay wrote:
"They've started to call Corey Maggette 'Bad Porn' at various Warriors boards. Their justification? 'Sure, there's penetration and scoring, but are you really happy with what you're seeing?'"


Interesting way to describe his style... it actually makes me chuckle.



That definately is a plausible way to describe it
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» Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:45 am
xbay wrote:
"They've started to call Corey Maggette 'Bad Porn' at various Warriors boards. Their justification? 'Sure, there's penetration and scoring, but are you really happy with what you're seeing?'"


Interesting way to describe his style... it actually makes me chuckle.



:mrgreen:


Pretty fitting, I must say.
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» Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:42 pm
xbay wrote:
"They've started to call Corey Maggette 'Bad Porn' at various Warriors boards. Their justification? 'Sure, there's penetration and scoring, but are you really happy with what you're seeing?'"


Interesting way to describe his style... it actually makes me chuckle.



Did that come from Pawno or what? lol

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