Three interesting things about Corey Maggette

He (maybe) developed his style because he grew up in Chicago

Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:

It might just be urban legend, but Chicago-style hoops is supposedly predicated on taking it to the rack at every opportunity on street courts.

The tale goes that guys have to play that way because the winds off Lake Michigan eliminate long-range shooting.

So it isn’t surprising that one of the sons of Chicago — new Pistons acquisition Corey Maggette — has spent most of his years attacking the rim.

He bulked up because of Ben Wallace

Terry Foster of The Detroit News:

A journeyman with the Magic, the team that drafted Maggette in 1999, Wallace told the rookie to get into the gym, hit the weights and build his body.

Maggette listened.

"He was the first guy who started me in weight training," Maggette said. "He probably does not remember, but he pushed me and told me you need to get in the gym. Get a little stronger. Get your muscle game up."

He met Tayshaun Prince in high school

Brendan Savage of MLive:

"I’ve known Tayshaun since high school," Maggette said. "We played against each back when he was in California. I’m just looking forward to playing with Tay. I can still learn a lot from him. This is a guy who won a championship here and has excelled so much in Detroitl.

"I’m really working forward to playing with him, working extremely hard and challenging him."

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