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Report: Spurs add Corey Maggette to training camp roster

Sep 26, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

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Corey Maggette had a rough season with the Pistons last year. He appeared in only 18 games — none after Dec. 15, for reasons unknown — while putting up career-low averages in points, minutes, and field goal percentage.

Maggette has been known throughout his 14-year career for his ability to score and get to the free throw line as a volume shooter, and could be of value off the bench for a veteran team in need of that specific skill set.

A team like the Spurs, maybe.

From Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report:

As noted, Gregg Popovich famously and frequently gives his best players nights off during the regular season, in order to keep them fresh for what usually ends up being a run fairly deep into the playoffs.

If healthy and able to accept his role, Maggette could be a key addition to the rotation.

The Spurs signed Marco Belinelli and Jeff Pendergraph Ayres in free agency this summer, in moves similarly aimed at bolstering their bench.

  1. goraidersgospurs - Sep 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    I remember when the Spurs wanted him a few years back and he choose either Clippers or the Warriors over them!!!

  2. 2016olympics - Sep 26, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Wow, nice pickup this late in the off-season. Certainly seems worth a shot to see what he has left in the tank.

  3. azarkhan - Sep 26, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Hard to get excited about the Spurs getting a 33 year old player on the downside of his career.

  4. money2long - Sep 26, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    he’s really good at getting to the free throw line. something coach pop probably likes.

  5. numba1recx19 - Sep 27, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    I’m a pistons fan,he worked out his whole time off. Has become a better athlete than last 2 years. Detroit couldaplayed him at sf instead played him 10 million to work out and potentially be next years roster rotation. We traded Ben Gordon…

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