One potential deal that could have an interesting impact on both teams? Sounds like the Suns and Clippers are talking about a deal that would send the No. 7 pick and Corey Maggette to Phoenix for Barbosa and the No. 15 pick.
That deal only works if Maggette decides not to opt out of his contract this week. If he opts out, Maggette couldn't be signed-and-traded until mid-July.
I'd rather take Gerald Wallace than Maggette if I were Phoenix,but Maggette would be a good contributer.
Yea, but its a lot easyer to get Maggette. I just feel that Maggette will be another g.Hill for them.
except for that maggette will be 29 when the season starts, and hill will be 36...
hill in his prime, no contest, better then maggette... but maggette got 22 and 6 rebounds a game this season and is a better shooter (38% from 3, vs 31% for hill).
What the? Maggette is 28 and Barbosa is 25. Barbosa is an undersized SG who is fast in the open court but has poor decision making skills and abysmal defense. He's extremely good at making layups on fast breaks. Barbosa is generally a good 3 pt shooter but if he's off, he'll be very off and act like a chucker. Too many times this season have I seen him throw up a brick in crunch time, when Amare has a mismatch on him and has good position.
Maggette on the other hand is an athletic swingman who gets opponents into foul trouble, scored 6.5ppg more than Barbosa on similar shooting %, is a decent defender and a good rebounder.
But consider on top of this, the Clippers would lose 8 places in the draft. I just don't understand why the Clips would do this. It makes no sense to me.
I'd absolutely love for it to happen, you always like to see your team completely shaft another, but I don't think it will.
He didn't opt out yet. Way to make up information.
Well, he technically can't opt out til a certain date. But it will happen. It is like a team "signing" a player between July 1-10... they may not be officially signed until the ink is dried.... but 99% of the time it happens. There is always a Carlos Boozer. But if you want to play the 1% chance instead of the 99% chance then there are some bright lights in Nevada waiting for your money....
Maggette Will Opt Out Soon
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Jun 11, 2008 9:48 AM EST
Clippers' guard Corey Maggette will officially opt out of his contract at the end of the month, according to The Los Angeles Times.
He will become an unrestricted free agent, with teammate Elton Brand having the same option.
Coach Mike Dunleavy still believes that both will be playing for the team next season.
"The reality is that there's no money out there," Dunleavy said of the market value for free agents. Later, he added, "People will come to reality and probably make a deal. That's how I see it."