Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports:
With the Warriors in desperate need of some help for Ellis, Maggette has elevated his game to a new level.
He has scored at least 20 points in nine of his last 10 games. After getting booed by home fans for taking long jumpers early in the season, Maggette has been determined to pound into the paint.
“What can I tell you? He’s playing at a high level,” coach Don Nelson said. “He has been quite an anchor.”
Maggette’s new strategy leaves the 30-year-old looking like half mummy and half igloo after games. He does postgame interviews with his legs in buckets of cold water, with ice tightly strapped to his shoulders and around his hamstrings and while massaging his surgically repaired wrist.