Corey Maggette headed to Spurs camp

Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report (hat tip: Brett Pollakoff of ProBasketballTalk):

Corey Maggette will be joining the Spurs for training camp.

I’m on record believing Corey Maggette is done. His game relied on athleticism that he no longer seems to have, and at his age, it’s probably not returning.

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.

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