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Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

Posted on: June 22, 2010 5:53 pm
 
The first of what figures to be many draft-related trades went down Tuesday when the Warriors agreed to trade swingman Corey Maggette to the Bucks for Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric, sources confirmed to CBSSports.com.

By acquiring Maggette, Bucks GM John Hammond took on $30.8 million over the next three years but also cleared the way for John Salmons -- a key to Milwaukee's playoff appearance -- to leave as a free agent. Salmons intends to opt out of his contract, and the Bucks need someone to replace his scoring. According to sources, Hammond still hopes to have Salmons back, but needed to make a pre-emptive move to avoid leaving what would've been a gaping hole in the Bucks' offensive production.

The Bucks save about $1.5 million next season, but Golden State clears about $6.2 million in 2011-12 cap space by making the deal.






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Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: June 24, 2010 12:37 pm
 

Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

Corey Maggette is a stat-sheet guy. When the ball gets to him it stops. That could murder an offensive with a young point guard and a stellar post-player who needs touches. Bout time GS started to abandon ship. Keep Ellis, maybe Randolph and everyone else is expendable...Oh and if you could trade Anthony Morrow to the Bulls, that'd be awesome. 



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: June 23, 2010 5:34 pm
 

Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

ben,

played off??  hahaha, dont you mean playoffs??  and i think this warriors team could be ready to turn the corner, monta ellis, stephen curry, anthony rndolph, azibuke, biedrins, if this team plays together as a team they could sneak into the playoff picture as a 7 or 8 seed



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2010 11:22 pm
 

Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

No wonder, that why they never make the played off. The only good Warriors team in the 90s is when they have TMC.



Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2010 8:13 pm
 

Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

John Salmons should stay in Milwaukee if his number one priority is winning. There aren't many contenders with an opening at SF in the Eastern Conference. And why on earth would you want to go out West and get beat up the Lakers and Spurs? Stay with Milwaukee. Their young team is only going to get better, and with the recent chaos in the front offices of Chicago and Atlanta things might really open up for them to be a top 3 or 4 seed.


BTW, Salmons did not "flounder" when he was with the Bulls. In Luol Deng's absence during the 2009 playoffs Salmons played very well, and was instrumental in helping us take Boston all the way to a 7th game. He's not a spectacular offensive player. He's a steady veteran building block upon which you can construct a title contender. When he was coming off of the bench he didn't complain about things, but simply remained a positive locker room presence while making the most of his reduced minutes.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2010 7:40 pm
 

Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

I love that the Bucks got rid of the useless Gadzuric and the eratic Bell. I dont like that this move looks like it means the end of the Salmons era for the Bucks. He was a perfect fit and I dont think Maggette will  do as well. I dont think Redd will ever be the same. If everyone can stay healthy and the Bucks pick up a few more pieces, they will be even better next year.



Since: Jun 21, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2010 7:36 pm
 

Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

Carlos Delfino is a great role player, but can you imagine salmons and maggette starting at the two and the three with jennings, bogut and any role playing 4 (thomas, mbah a moute, etc) and still having delfino, ridnour, and maybe even redd come of the bench. This team is already good, but would really be a player in the east if they grabbed salmons too



Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2010 7:09 pm
 

Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

I agree with all who said it's obviously a money saving deal for GS. I love this move for the Bucks asnd if i was John Salmons I would think about returning, the Bucks have a solid, good, team. Nice deal Bucks.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2010 7:03 pm
 

Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

I love Maggette and always thought his selfish rep to be unwarranted, but no way this is better for the Bucks. Maggette's is nowhere near as versatile. They must be doing this because Salmons has made it clear he won't be coming back. Which is RIDICULOUS. Dude floundered in Chicago, got lucky and found a system where his game flourished and now he wants to leave? Dumb ass. Also, Charlie Bell is a potential diamond in the rough as a role player. Good move for Golden State. I can't believe I just typed that.



Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2010 6:58 pm
 

Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

Bucks also get the #44 pick from the Warriors. With Salmons opting out it was the right move.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2010 6:49 pm
 

Warriors trade Maggette to Bucks

Great move for the Bucks.  I think they will be a team to watch next season.  I think Bogut will have a big year, Jennings has shown he is capable of running that offense and Maggete will give them a solid scorer, with or without Salmons.  I wouldn't be surprised to see them win a playoff series or two next year.


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