A lot of people were against this FA signing from the beginning. Mags had put big numbers for a perennial loser. We had lost Baron, and the move appeared to be a despearte swipe at the clips, or some sort of act of desparation. As a warrior fan, and as a realistic human being, you figure Mags is in it for the long haul. 5 years, better give him a chance.
So far, Mags has been as advertised. He has the ability to drive whenever he wants, and he nails his free throws when he gets fouled.
That's about it.
For anyone watching the games, is it any surprise he has never been on a winning team? "Team" being the operative word here. Now, nobody is expecting him to dish 10 dimes per game, because that's not his game. However- its in the way that he gets his points that is detrimental to this bball team. He kills the flow of the game everytime he touches the ball. He kills the rhythm of the team when he takes a top of the key jumper. He drives, never looks to pass, and may/may not get fouled. It that sounds familiar to Stephen Jackson, it isn't. Jax gives you great defense AND he looks to involve the team. He's a basketball player, where Magette is, what exactly?
That brings us to the Kevin Garnett quote, that basically cements what many of us have been thinking both instantly after hearing about the signing, and after the first month and change of the season. You can google this quote, its everywhere. I got it from hoopsvibe.
Kevin Garnett Calls Corey Maggette Out as Ballhog
12.4.2008 - Updated on 12.4.2008
Five games, five Golden State losses and a more than 2:1 turnover-to-assist ratio. Maggette’s selfish play hasn’t gone unnoticed by other players. According to sources, after the final buzzer against Boston, Celtics forward Kevin Garnett turned to Maggette and shouted, "Way to get your numbers."
"He just puts his head down and goes to the basket," an Eastern Conference scout said. "He doesn’t even look to pass."
Word from team sources is that the Warriors are already regretting signing Maggette to a five-year, $50 million deal last offseason. When Monta Ellis returns to the lineup early next year, Golden State will have to figure out how to spread the wealth among three players (Ellis, Jamal Crawford and Maggette) who aren’t very good at spreading it.
Can't say that I'm surprised. Way to get your numbers, indeed. I just hope that Mulson pulls another rabbit out of their collective hat, and unloads this abomination of a player on a team run by bigger morons than we are (see: pacers).