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Ranking all of Steph’s teammates: #19 — Corey Maggette

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Well that feels like a long time ago.

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During his time with the Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry has had 106 teammates who have appeared in at least one game. Some played in exactly one game, while others played in hundreds. Some never actually played in a game that Curry was active for, while others formed historically great partnerships with him.

And I’m ranking all 106 of them before a new season starts and he adds to the tally. Better get a move on.

Players are ranked — and stats are shown — based only on their time as Curry’s teammate. How good/bad they were in other organizations doesn’t matter. How good/bad they were on pre-2009-10 Warriors teams doesn’t matter.


#19 — Corey Maggette

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Games: 70 (37th out of 106)
Points per game: 19.8 (4th out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 5.3 (T-14th out of 106)
Assists per game: 2.5 (19th out of 106)

It’s really easy to forget that Corey Maggette and Steph Curry were teammates. In my mind they represent extremely different eras of Warriors basketball, even if Maggette spent more than half of his Warriors tenure playing alongside Curry, in Steph’s rookie season.

Maggette doesn’t tug on the heartstrings of Warriors fans the way many lesser players do. He never won a championship, or even made the playoffs with the Warriors. He didn’t have any defining moments, and he isn’t remembered for fostering a connection with his teammates, coaches, or the fans.

But yeesh, dude was good!

He averaged 19.8 points per game in Curry’s rookie season, despite playing fewer than 30 minutes a night. He shot 53.1% on two-pointers, despite being 6’6”. He had a Curry-esque 61.5% true-shooting percentage, despite not being a threat behind the three-point line.

He wasn’t a good defender, and it’s fair to question how valuable he would have been on a good team. But for a Warriors squad that was welcoming a future MVP to the league, Maggette was an absolute force on offense.

With fewer than 30 players left, I’m going to start listing the remaining names in alphabetic order, to help out with determining whether someone is properly ranked. Here they are:

Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant, Monta Ellis, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Damion Lee, David Lee, Shaun Livingston, Kevon Looney, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, D’Angelo Russell, Klay Thompson, David West, Andrew Wiggins, Dorell Wright

Poll

What do you think of Corey Maggette’s ranking?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    He was better than #19
    (15 votes)
  • 47%
    #19 is about right
    (50 votes)
  • 38%
    He was worse than #19
    (41 votes)
106 votes total Vote Now