Building on the Chris Mannix report that “the Warriors are already regretting signing Maggette to a five-year, $50 million deal last offseason,” Art Thompson III shares some impressions from his years covering the Clips:
Clippers center Chris Kaman said the half-court offense often would get stagnant because Maggette would simply try to barge through defenders to get to the rim…
My sources told me that fomer [sic] Clipper forward Elton Brand was so determined not to have a personal friendship ruined with Maggette (the two have been close since they attended Duke together), that Brand did not want to play another year with Maggette, having decided that seven years with the Clippers was enough.
Regarding the Warriors’ reported regret over bringing Corey in, McFruity on Hoops gets it right: Corey Maggette is precisely the same player today that he was in Los Angeles — an efficient, albeit single-dimensional, scorer. The notion that anyone should be surprised, alarmed, outraged, or disappointed that Corey Maggette won’t hit a cutter, pass out on a drive, or generally do anything in the halfcourt that makes his teammates better, is absurd.