View Full Version : Clips considering offering up Maggette?

01-11-2006, 11:48 AM
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="8" width="100%"> <tbody><tr><td class="wiretap_key_header">Diogu Still Untouchable, Murphy A Maybe</td></tr><tr><td>11th January, 2006 - 9:38 am</td></tr><tr><td>http://realgm.com/images/nba/4.2/profiles/photos/2006/Murray_Lamond_njn.jpgESPN - The frontrunners for actually landing Artest, according to NBA front-office sources, continue to be Golden State (http://warriors.realgm.com/) and the back-in-it L.A. Clippers (http://clippers.realgm.com/).

Indy's Larry Bird has made it clear he prefers a one-to-one trade and the Warriors (http://warriors.realgm.com/) and Clips are the teams best stocked to complete such a deal . . . unless Memphis (http://grizzlies.realgm.com/), as mentioned many times before, unexpectedly consents to part with Shane Battier (http://www.realgm.com/src_playerfile/108/shane_battier/).

However . . .

The Warriors (http://warriors.realgm.com/) have re-iterated to the Pacers (http://pacers.realgm.com/) more than once -- rookie power forward Ike Diogu (http://www.realgm.com/src_playerfile/1089/ike_diogu/) is an untouchable. Troy Murphy (http://www.realgm.com/src_playerfile/141/troy_murphy/) remains a possibility, but both Golden State (http://warriors.realgm.com/) and Indy would have some reluctance to build a deal around the power forward because the Warriors (http://warriors.realgm.com/) still like him and because Murphy's five remaining years at $51 million is worrisome for the tax-fearing Pacers.

Sources close to the situation, furthermore, suggest that Mullin -- a proven gambler (see Baron Davis (http://www.realgm.com/src_playerfile/409/baron_davis/)) and known Artest fan (who shares St. John's as an alma mater) -- is equally intrigued by the idea of keeping his young core together now that Pietrus is finally healthy enough to rejoin this teetering club.

That must be why multiple suitors who've chased Artest from the start are suddenly calling L.A. "the team." Yet that would almost certainly require the inclusion of Corey Maggette (http://www.realgm.com/src_playerfile/35/corey_maggette/), which the Clippers (http://clippers.realgm.com/) have steadfastly resisted.

Have they reconsidered?

There is a growing belief around the league that they have, with the Clips' 14-5 start a memory and Mike Dunleavy (http://www.realgm.com/src_playerfile/717/mike_dunleavy/) Sr. perfectly willing to coach the game's foremost problem child. Remember what Dunleavy said in our recent package on the Clippers, before Artest's trade demand was issued: "Give me talent, I'll figure out how to make 'em happy."

Of course, if Maggette were on the table, you'd think we'd be busy breaking down a trade instead of waiting breathlessly for something to dissect. Maggette's left foot, instead, is in a cast with a ligament problem that could keep him sidelined another month. An uncertain recovery timetable, with an injury originally believed to be minor, would figure to give the Pacers (http://pacers.realgm.com/) some pause even if Donald Sterling is ready to part with one of the only three Clippers (http://clippers.realgm.com/)
he has ever guaranteed long-term millions.

Minnesota, Denver (http://nuggets.realgm.com/) and the L.A. Lakers (http://lakers.realgm.com/) haven't lost interest in Artest but still share the same shortcoming. None of those clubs appears to have the pieces to tempt the Pacers (http://pacers.realgm.com/) without pulling in a third or fourth team, which Bird, as stated, hopes to avoid.

None of those teams have pulled out of the derby. Yet the Nuggets, for example, have begun to explore their non-Artest trade possibilities, much as they'd love to get a call back from the Pacers (http://pacers.realgm.com/) and encouragement to refresh their bid.</td></tr></tbody> </table>

01-11-2006, 12:17 PM
I'll do it with the injury so our players don't have to look over their
back anymore. ITs either that or Paul Pierce which would even better
but less likely.

01-11-2006, 12:22 PM
Maggette is a talented player, no doubt. But do we really need another injury-waiting-to-happen on our team?

Add to the fact, that can anyone truly see Maggette and Stephen Jackson working together on the floor at the same time?

And lastly, can Maggette even guard my Grandma?

-No thanks.

Frank Slade
01-11-2006, 12:24 PM
Maggette Prognosis Looking More Dire
10th January, 2006 - 8:56 pm

Maggette prognosis looking more dire

The Orange County Register

Los Angeles Clippers' Corey Maggette celebrates during the Clippers' victory over the Toronto Raptors on Nov. 23.

LOS ANGELES Clippers forward Corey Maggette, who has missed five weeks because of a left-foot injury, said Monday the soonest he could return is six weeks.

"If I can get a miracle, maybe even sooner," Maggette said.
But Maggette still has a cast on the foot and said it would be at least two weeks before it is removed. For the first time, Maggette said there is a possibility he might need surgery.

"If that happens, I'd miss the rest of the season," he said. "I'm not looking forward to that."

Maggette has not played since injuring his foot while taking an off-balanced jump shot Dec.5 against Miami. Maggette landed on teammate Chris Wilcox's foot.

"Initially, it was thought that I only had a sprain," Maggette said. "But as it turned out, I tore a ligament in my foot. It's a lot more major than we originally thought."

The Clippers are 5-9 in the games Maggette has missed. The offense misses his 21.7 points per game and the absence of his ability to get to the free-throw line 9.9 times per game hurts, too.

Maggette said he is feeling pain outside of his foot, too.

"I miss my teammates," he said. "It hurts for me to sit and watch practice and games, knowing there are situations in which I can help out. But I can't get down. I have to stay positive because my teammates need my encouragement. We can't give up now


Does not look to good on his injury though

01-11-2006, 12:40 PM
If you guys had a choice between him and Tinsley who would it be?

01-11-2006, 01:01 PM
Maggette would be nice. Would make a great #2 option.

01-11-2006, 01:07 PM
I'll pass on another oft injured player.We already have our quota.

01-11-2006, 01:19 PM
No injury prone players please.

01-11-2006, 01:45 PM
Perhaps the league GMs are right and the Clips and Warriors are the two main players in the Artest trade right now, but not the way Mark Stein would have us believe.

Eric Pincus contradicted this article in another thread, saying the Clips are not in the running; but maybe it's just that they're not willing to part with Maggette, so they're involved in the trade as a 3rd team facilitator.

We know the Clips are looking for help at the swing position with Maggette out for 6 weeks, and they're willing to part with Chris Wilcox, who the Pacers have reportedly shown interest in.

So maybe there's a trade in the works that would send Artest to the Warriors; Pietrus, Wilcox and filler to the Pacers; and Mike Dunleavy Jr to the Clips. Other players would likely have to be added to make the numbers work, but I could see this trade working for all parties, and it follows with some of the rumors going around.

01-11-2006, 01:53 PM
^^^I find it odd that the Clippers will help out the Warriors to get a player that will very likely push them further into the playoffs when all that they get is a temporary bandaid with Dunleavy while losing a PF that they can use on the roster or as trade bait.

Also...I still don't see why the Pacers would want a player like Maggette....barring his injuries...which isn't something to easily ignore......wouldn't moving in Maggette necessitate moving SJax eventually?

01-11-2006, 01:54 PM
This just in... the Lakers are now thinking about offering up Magic Johnson. He'd be just as useful as an injured Maggette, and with even more upside.

Frank Slade
01-11-2006, 01:56 PM
This just in... the Lakers are now thinking about offering up Magic Johnson. He'd be just as useful as an injured Maggette, and with even more upside.
:link: :neutral:

Slick Pinkham
01-11-2006, 02:01 PM
You ever notice that Magic must have hired Charles Barkley as his dietician?

Man, be would outweigh David Harrison by a few bowling balls.

01-11-2006, 02:03 PM
Speaking of Paul pierce. If he does in fact go on the market, does this even make it more difficult to trade Artest. Teams looking at Artest might go after Pierce instead. IMO, the pacers should probably make a deal before pierce fully demands to be traded or they might likely be sitting Artest until the off season before dealing him. What happens if he goes off the deep end getting impatient to play?

01-11-2006, 04:42 PM
I still like Maggette. I still am all for getting good players in this trade and unless we somehow pull of a Pierce trade I don't see us getting anything better than Maggette, injury or no injury.

01-11-2006, 06:11 PM
This just in... the Lakers are now thinking about offering up Magic Johnson.

Done. And yes, I'm well aware we have to take over his "lifetime" contract.