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5/2011 Player Profile: Corey Maggette

May 9th 2011 14:56
Maggette had a borderline All-Star caliber season in 2009- his last season with the Warriors and best of his career. Last season was the worst of Corey Maggette's career by far. He had an average year overall, but it was a stark drop off from 2009. He turned the ball over too much and had the worst shooting season of his career. Maggette has always been known as turnover-prone- and foul-prone- but he did cut down on his fouls. His turnover rate was far too high especially considering he had another subpar assist rate.

Maggette had the highest usage rate of his career, and he's playing the least minutes of his career- 20 per game. Maggette's been decent for a player of the bench, but he's easily had the worst year of his career. I think if he has a similar year next season, Maggette may never have another good year in his career. At 31 years old, his body can no longer take all those slashing drives Maggette made earlier in his career. Those plays have caught up to him at this age, and he'll never be the same again.

We can see this trend in his ability to get to the line. He is driving a lot less, and he now gets to the line five times per game. That's still decent, but it's way down from his previous low of 7.9 in 2010. Each year he's been getting more timid, and this has to do with poor health and declining skills. His poor defense doesn't help him either, and things can only go down for Maggette at this point. The highflying swingman is gone and replaced with a timid scorer who can still create his own shots; but he is making them less than ever.
Fading Out?
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Comment by nbageek

May 9th 2011 22:16
Good call on Maggette. He is not the same player he once was in the league. Maybe he can make a valuable sixth man for some team just not a starter.

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