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Monday, June 30, 2008

Corey Maggette opts out of Clippers contract

Elton Brand, Corey Maggette opt out of their Clippers contracts - Los Angeles Times

Update: Baron Davis was a surprise opt out of his huge Golden State contract. One rumor is he is headed to the Clippers and the Clips will renounce the rights to Maggette.

A few sources are expecting Davis to end up in LA -- under the assumption that the Clippers renounce their rights to Maggette and offer Baron a five-year deal worth around $60 million. Some, in fact, believe there's an under-the-table agreement, though that was flat-out rejected by one Clippers' source, and contradicts the whereabouts of coach Mike Dunleavy, whom the LA Times is reporting met with free agent guard Beno Udrih in New York on Monday night.
So Maggette could wind up signing somewhere other than back to the Clippers.


  • At 2:31 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    According to the article, Maggette is looking for a new contract in the range of 10 million a year.

    Might be too expensive for the Magic in any scenario.

  • At 1:55 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Yeah every report i'm reading has maggette to expensive for the magic,sign-and-trade wont work either because otis wont give up ANY of his core,so what do we do? Start focusing on the guys that we can sign for cheap that may wind up giving you great production,but at the same time upgrading the talent level over last years starter when signing said player. I think either jones or pietrus would do that for us,we'd get bigger and stronger at SG with both,plus we'd stay in our mold as a three point shooting team with both having long distance accuracy. Jones isnt as athletic as pietrus,so i'd favor pietrus.

  • At 1:57 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Golden State forward/guard Mikael Pietrus, reportedly one of the free agents on the Magic's wish list, expected to receive a call from General Manager Otis Smith.

    Bill McCandless, Pietrus' agent, indicated he expected the Magic to be among other teams to make offers for Pietrus, an athletic 6-6 defender and 3-point shooter.

    Pietrus has long been the subject of trade rumors, and lost playing time in Don Nelson's offensive system last season.

    The Magic are looking for help at their shooting guard position.

    The free-agent courting period began Tuesday at 12:01 a.m.

  • At 5:42 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    As painful as it may be, at some point of time we have to part with Hedo if we want to compete for the championship in the East and beyond becuase we cannot do it with going the cheap route at the SG considering that the PG position is not that solid.

  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Matt,i've been thinking the same thing since tayshaun blocked hedo's lay-up attempt to end our season.

  • At 3:20 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I would have to see what the Magic would get in return before I would put my stamp of approval on trading Turk.


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