Corey Maggette will be joining the Spurs for training camp.
But if there’s anywhere he can succeed, it’s San Antonio, where Gregg Popovich takes care to rest his veterans. I still don’t think that’s enough to rejuvenate Maggette, but I’ll be rooting for him.
He was a good leader and locker room presence last season, when the Pistons acquired him solely for his expiring contract. Though Maggette talked about returning to Detroit as a veteran presence, that never seemed to be a serious consideration for the Pistons. They’re moving on with better players, and that left no room on the roster.
If Maggette ever has a role again with the Pistons, it will be in the front office. In the meantime, I hope whatever is left of his playing career goes as well as possible.