Posted by Royce Young
One more log on the pile. According to reports, Milwaukee Bucks guard Corey Maggette is in "serious discussions" with PAOK in Greece. Other than the obvious "Hey an NBA player might sign overseas" angle, what's interesting is that Greece, a country whose economy is worse shape than John Daly's liver, has a team making a huge offer to an NBA player.
No word on how much the offer is for, but Maggette currently has $21 million and two years left on his current NBA deal.
A report from TalkBasket.net also notes that if Maggette doesn't end up with PAOK, the team is having conversations with other unknown NBA players. PAOK has housed some NBA talent previously as Rasho Nesterovic, Peja Stojakovic and even Scott Skiles have played there. PAOK isn't the biggest team in Greece, but it certainly is a pretty large one.
Maggette clearly isn't a marquee name, but he is a solid NBA player that makes a pretty good living. But as Euroleague president Jordi Bertomeu said recently, he still doesn't expect to see NBA players in Europe. Regardless, Maggette is just the latest name to jump on the list of players looking hard at Europe.