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Slam--Corey Maggette Will Be ‘Focal Point’ of Bobcats Offense

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Clips/Roxfan, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Clips/Roxfan

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    Rejoice, Bobcats fans! Corey Maggette has been granted a license to shoot as many times as his heart desires. Oy. From the Charlotte Observer: “That was the word Wednesday from Bobcats coach Paul Silas, in his first public comments since the NBA and the players worked out a tentative labor deal. Silas said Maggette, a 12-season veteran, will be essential to filling the scoring gap left by the departures of Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace. ‘Corey has got to come through. He can be a 20-point scorer. He’s going to be the focal point of our offense,’ Silas described. ‘We’re going to rely on him to get it done for us, and he can.’

    Corey Maggette, a former Duke star, came to Charlotte in a draft-night trade involving the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings. That deal acquired the lottery pick that became Bismack Biyombo. To make that transaction, the Bobcats had to give up Jackson (an 18.5 ppg. scorer) and reserve point guard Shaun Livingston. The Bobcats also had to accept the remaining $20 million-plus on Maggette’s contract. Maggette averaged 12 points last season for the Bucks, his lowest scoring output in 10 seasons. He fell out of Milwaukee’s rotation the last third of the season and was often asked to play out of position at power forward. That’s far removed from Maggette’s prime as a Los Angeles Clipper, when averaged 20 or more points in three seasons. Immediately following the late-June trade, Silas told Maggette he’d be penciled in as the Bobcats’ starting small forward. It’s clear Silas has set out to restore Maggette’s confidence.”

    http://www.slamonline.com/online/nb...tte-will-be-‘focal-point’-of-bobcats-offense/

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  2. Clips/Roxfan

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    His scoring stats are good, his efficiency (TO and FG%) is good, but when you watch him play on TV he's pretty mediocre...Corey Maggette defies all laws.

    I think he could be a 6th man on a championship team, tho
     
  4. roslolian

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    He's the perfect stat padder, exactly like Juwon Howard. His efficiency is amazing but it always comes at the expense of team efficiency, he'd rather take it to the hole rather than pass to an open teammate.
     
  5. Yung-T

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    One of the underrated players in the league with star potential. Like some mentioned, definitely a great 6th man for a contender.
     
  6. A_3PO

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    Bobcats are doomed.
     
  7. plates300

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    Corey Maggette is the black hole on offense. Bobcats are in for a long season.
     
  8. rocketblaze

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    and with the #1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft the Charlotte Bobcats select - .....
     
  9. A_3PO

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    Exactly. I'm going with either Anthony Davis or Quincy Miller.
     
  10. BimaThug

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    Wait a minute. I thought the Bobcats ended up with the #7 overall pick in the draft (Bismack Biyombo).

    According to all the "pro-tank" people here, that's exactly what they want the Rockets to do: suck. Unfortunately, there's no way the Rockets will get any pick better than #7.

    So, let's see . . . Playoffs? . . . Or Bismack Biyombo?

    I'll take the playoffs, personally.
     
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  11. Carl Herrera

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    But we ended up with neither. Only Morris.
     
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    DaDakota just registered on the Bobcats messageboard.

    If the Bobcats even have a message board.
     
  14. thething

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    The thing is that in this draft, the #7 pick gets you a lot better than Biyombo. It is possibly someone with star potential.
     
  15. Ziggy

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    Funny, that's what he was in college.
     
  16. HI Mana

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    Technically, they had the 9th pick, and traded for the 7th, but I guess that's splitting hairs. They also swapped out their captain Stephen Jackson for Corey Maggette in order to suck more this year.

    You could argue that the Bobcats are doing exactly what many of the pro-tankers are suggesting; they realized they were only fighting for a 7th-8th seed, and traded away their best player for 25c on the dollar, traded their second best player in order to move up 12 spots in the first round, took on extra salary that will fall off the cap when they're ready to make a FA splash, and have all the makings of a top 5 pick next year. It definitely proves the point that tanking is a multi-year process that is extremely ugly for 3-4 years, but I think you have to admit that their team future under Rich Cho looks way, way better than it did a few years ago.

    For the record, I'm against tanking with this Rockets team as well, thinking that they are 2 injuries away from ending up with a top 10 pick anyway, so you might as well fight while you can, and let natural attrition run its course. If the Rockets are going to lose, at least lose with players that play watchable and enjoyable basketball, not Corey Maggette's weirdly selfish and soul-sucking brand of iso-ball. I don't know why it is that I hate watching Maggette shoot 15 free throws in a game, and yet get mesmerized watching KevMart do the same.
     
  17. ROXTXIA

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    Of COURSE Maggette will be the focal point of the offense. He never lets go of the ball.
     
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    He'll be really good for one thing.

    Fantasy basketball
     
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    Kemba and Bismack, and a guaranteed top 5 pick in 2012?

    I'll go with Morey and his drafting ability...
     
  20. clos4life

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    Repped, yet again.
     

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