Milwaukee Bucks: Corey Maggette Can't Do What He Does with Only 21 Minutes of PT
Corey Maggette wishes he were back in Golden State. Or anywhere besides Milwaukee. The feeling is mutual for the Bucks
Last summer the Milwaukee Bucks acquired Corey Maggette for a rack of basketballs, a pack of dry-erase markers and a free entree coupon to Applebee's. Just kidding. They gave the Warriors Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric for Maggette.
Maggette, who only played 21 minutes per game this season in a time share with several players on the perimeter, never got enough time to do what he does best. The 31-year-old thrives when he can use his strength and jump to get to the basket, which usually results in layups or free throws. For several years, he was among the league leaders in free throw attempts and never shot under 81.2 percent from the stripe.
Maggette, imprisoned in Milwaukee's fifth-slowest offensive pace, could never get his scoring snowball rolling. He needs time and looks to get his free throws, of which he only took 4.9 per game.
Maggette didn't play bad in Milwaukee, but the fit is terrible. The Bucks can get a good return for Maggette, though he has $21 million remaining over two years, which might have been what they were thinking when they traded trash off the dumpster to get him.
Both he and the team would be a llot better of to part ways now.
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