Trade Rumor: Maggette to The Bucks

OTR RyanContributor IJune 22, 2010

PHOENIX - JANUARY 23:  Corey Maggette #50 of the Golden State Warriors hanldes the ball during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on January 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Warriors 112-103.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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"The Warriors are interested in unloading Corey Maggette and the Bucks could be a trading partner.

The speculation is the Bucks are offering Dan Gadzuric, who has one year left on his contract for $7.4M, Charlie Bell ($3.8M)." - RealGM

I'm torn on this trade.

One side of me says do it and let John Salmons walk without even offering him a new contract. Maggette would instantly add another scoring threat and would allow us to have three of our starting five be all-star caliber players. We'd also be sending out Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric who didn't play huge roles for the Bucks last season. It's always nice to be able to send away nothing for something significant in return.

However, Maggette has been known to be somewhat selfish as well as a liability in terms of injury. He's never made it a full 82 games in a season. Also, we'd be going against our unwritten rule of not taking on additional salary past the 2011/2012 season. By adding Maggette we would essentially be paying him $10 million per year for the next three years, or through the 2012/2013 season.

If we're willing to sacrifice our cap space I'd rather see us attempt a trade for an efficient PF while also trying to resign Salmons.

If this trade were to go down it could completely change the Bucks outlook on the upcoming draft. Although they would still need a backup SG I think the PF position would definitely be the position taken at #15.