Corey Maggette

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Corey Maggette
Maggette looking up.jpg
Maggette with the Warriors
Free agent
Small forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1979-11-12) November 12, 1979 (age 34)
Melrose Park, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Fenwick (Oak Park, Illinois)
College Duke (1998–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro playing career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2000 Orlando Magic
20002008 Los Angeles Clippers
20082010 Golden State Warriors
2010–2011 Milwaukee Bucks
2011–2012 Charlotte Bobcats
2012–2013 Detroit Pistons

Corey Antoine Maggette (/məˈɡɛti/; born November 12, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

High school and college career[edit]

Maggette excelled at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois, where he was an All-American in basketball.

He played college basketball for Duke University. Along with former Clippers teammate Elton Brand and college teammate William Avery, Maggette is notable for being one of the first Duke players to leave before the end of his athletic eligibility during the tenure of coach Mike Krzyzewski.

NBA career[edit]

Orlando Magic (1999–2000)[edit]

Maggette, playing as a 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), 225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st) small forward, was selected out of Duke University by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 13th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. He was traded shortly thereafter to the Orlando Magic, as a part of the deal which sent Horace Grant from the Magic to the SuperSonics.

Los Angeles Clippers (2000–2008)[edit]

Maggette played one season in Orlando before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers the following season. During his career with the Clippers, Maggette established himself as a solid forward and developed into a perennial 15+ per game scorer. Known for excellent jumping ability as well as his propensity to create contact and get to the free throw line—is consistently among the league leaders in free throws attempted and made. Maggette participated in the Slam Dunk Contest at the 2001 NBA All-Star Weekend. He experienced a good year in 2004–05, touting career highs in points, rebounds, assists and free throw percentage. Bothered by a nagging foot injury, he sat out much of the 2005–06 season. However, he returned to the court strongly during the 2006–07 season despite an alleged feud with coach Mike Dunleavy. Maggette had a career night against the Los Angeles Lakers on April 12, 2007, scoring 39 points to secure a 118–110 victory after recovering from a 17-point deficit.[1] His previous career high in a single game was 38 points.[1]

On April 22, 2006, Corey Maggette and his teammates helped the Clippers win their first NBA playoff game in 13 years. Two days later, the team won their second playoff game, going 2–0 against an opponent for the first time in franchise history. The team lost Game 3, but won Game 4. On Monday, May 1, 2006, they won Game 5 in Los Angeles and, as a result, their first playoff series since they moved from Buffalo. In the Western Conference semi-finals, the Clippers faced the Phoenix Suns and lost in seven games. In a series-saving 118–106 Game 6 win over the Suns, Corey Maggette came off the bench to score 25 points, with 7–8 shooting from the field, and 9–9 from the free throw line - the best playoff performance of his career.[2]

On June 30, 2008, Maggette opted out of the final year of his contract with the Clippers and officially became an unrestricted free agent.[3] Maggette is represented by Rob Pelinka.[4]

Golden State Warriors (2008–2010)[edit]

On July 8, 2008, the Associated Press reported that Maggette and the Golden State Warriors had verbally agreed to a 5-year, $50 million contract; the deal was made official two days later.[5] Warriors General Manager Chris Mullin said, "He gets his points and rebounds, but I just think it's his approach to the work and his lifestyle that will be a huge benefit for our young guys. They can watch him, see how he approaches it and maybe they can emulate him."[6]

Career transactions[edit]

Career highs[edit]

Accomplishments[edit]

  • Clippers' career leader in free throws made (2,874)
  • Clippers' career leader in free throws attempted (3,477)
  • Three-time Parade All-American at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois, where he earned four letters in basketball
  • Named MVP of Wendy's Classic as a senior, after posting 35 points and 18 rebounds
  • Participated in the 1998 McDonald's All-American Game

Public life[edit]

Off the court, Maggette worked with children as a member of the Clippers Reading All-Star Team. His "Uh Oh Maggette-O Kids" program brought hundreds of children to Clippers games for free.[13] In 1999 he established his own "Corey Maggette Flight 50 Basketball Camp". He initially invited 50 kids (the jersey number he wears) to the first year's camp. After almost a decade, the camp was taking over 600 kids to its camps each year. It has won "NBA Player's Best Camp Award" for its efforts. In June 2006 he also established "Corey Cares Foundation" to serve, mentor and inspire the less fortunate in the community of basketball and sports. Maggette also gives charitable donations to hospitals.

Miscellaneous[edit]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999–00 Orlando 77 5 17.8 .478 .182 .751 3.9 .8 .3 .3 8.4
2000–01 L.A. Clippers 69 9 19.7 .462 .304 .774 4.2 1.2 .5 .1 10.0
2001–02 L.A. Clippers 63 52 25.6 .443 .331 .801 3.7 1.8 .7 .3 11.4
2002–03 L.A. Clippers 64 57 31.3 .444 .350 .802 5.0 1.9 .9 .3 16.8
2003–04 L.A. Clippers 73 72 36.0 .447 .329 .848 5.9 3.1 .9 .2 20.7
2004–05 L.A. Clippers 66 60 36.9 .431 .304 .857 6.0 3.4 1.1 .1 22.2
2005–06 L.A. Clippers 32 13 29.5 .445 .338 .828 5.3 2.1 .6 .1 17.8
2006–07 L.A. Clippers 75 31 30.5 .454 .200 .820 5.9 2.8 .9 .2 16.9
2007–08 L.A. Clippers 70 65 35.7 .458 .384 .812 5.6 2.7 1.0 .1 22.1
2008–09 Golden State 51 19 31.1 .461 .253 .824 5.5 1.8 .9 .2 18.6
2009–10 Golden State 70 49 29.7 .516 .260 .835 5.3 2.5 .7 .1 19.8
2010–11 Milwaukee 67 18 20.9 .453 .359 .834 3.6 1.3 .3 .1 12.0
2011–12 Charlotte 32 28 27.5 .373 .364 .856 3.9 1.2 .7 .0 15.0
2012–13 Detroit 18 0 14.3 .355 .238 .750 1.4 1.1 .3 .1 5.3
Career 827 478 28.2 .453 .324 .822 4.9 2.1 .7 .2 16.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006 L.A. Clippers 12 2 24.3 .467 .333 .910 7.3 1.4 .6 .4 15.3
Career 12 2 24.3 .467 .333 .910 7.3 1.4 .6 .4 15.3

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