Maggette with the Warriors
|Small forward / Shooting guard|
November 12, 1979 |
Melrose Park, Illinois
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Fenwick (Oak Park, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|Pro playing career||1999–present|
|2000–2008||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2008–2010||Golden State Warriors|
- 1 High school and college career
- 2 NBA career
- 3 Career highs
- 4 Accomplishments
- 5 Public life
- 6 Miscellaneous
- 7 NBA career statistics
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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.
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.
Maggette played one season in Orlando before signing with 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 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
- June 30, 1999: Drafted 13th overall by Seattle SuperSonics in 1999 NBA Draft.
- June 30, 1999: Traded by Seattle along with Billy Owens, Dale Ellis, Don MacLean to Orlando Magic for Horace Grant and two future second-round draft picks (No. 42 in 2000 and No. 42 in 2001).
- June 28, 2000: Traded by Orlando along with Derek Strong and draft rights of 10th pick Keyon Dooling to the Los Angeles Clippers for a 2006 draft first-round pick.
- July 10, 2008: Signed as a free agent by Golden State Warriors.7
- June 22, 2010: Traded by Golden State along with a second-round draft pick to the Milwaukee Bucks for Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric.8
- June 23, 2011: Traded by Milwaukee to the Charlotte Bobcats as part of a three team deal that saw Bobcats guards Stephen Jackson and Shaun Livingston, Bobcats draft pick Tobias Harris, and Kings guard Beno Udrih go to the Milwaukee Bucks, Bucks guard John Salmons go to the Sacramento Kings along with their draft pick Jimmer Fredette, and Kings draft pick Bismack Biyombo go to the Bobcats.9
- June 26, 2012: Traded by Charlotte Bobcats to Detroit Pistons for Ben Gordon and a future first round draft pick10
- September 30, 2013: Signed by San Antonio Spurs11
- October 15, 2013: Waived by the Spurs12
- Points: 39 – @ Los Angeles Lakers (April 12, 2007)
- Free Throws Made: 19 – (2 times)
- Free Throws Attempted: 24 – @ Los Angeles Lakers (April 12, 2007)
- Rebounds: 19 – vs. Detroit Pistons (November 8, 2004)
- Assists: 9 – (2 times)
- Steals: 6 – vs. Los Angeles Lakers (December 16, 2007)
- Blocks: 2 – (11 times)
- Minutes Played: 49 – (2 times)
- 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
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.
- In 2007 Corey Maggette made a brief guest appearance in the music video for Common's Drivin' Me Wild (featuring Lily Allen)
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Maggette nets career-high 39 points as Lakers keep stumbling
- Los Angeles Clippers#2005–06: Back to the Playoffs
- Jonathan Abrams, Elton Brand, Corey Maggette opt out of their Clippers contracts, Los Angeles Times, July 1, 2008.
- "Rob Pelinka". DraftExpress LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
- "Warriors Sign Free Agent Corey Maggette". nba.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- Warriors Sign Free Agent Corey Maggette
- Bucks Acquire Maggette in Trade with Warriors
- "Bobcats Acquire Ben Gordon, Future First-Round Pick From Pistons". NBA.com. June 26, 2012. Retrieved on June 26, 2012.
- Spurs Announce Training Camp Roster
- Spurs Waive Cousin, Kabongo and Maggette
- Corey Maggette bio on NBA.com
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- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Corey Maggette at Basketball-Reference.com
- Official Website