Corey Maggette’s time in the NBA might be up. It feels like we barely knew him.
That could be because he kind of never lived up to his potential, right? He was a great athlete that got to the basket at will, but never really developed a perimeter game. That’s a shame.
Maggette accepted a camp invite from the San Antonio Spurs (a team that already has 14 guaranteed contracts for the upcoming season), making the team coming in was already going to be hard enough.
But he is putting even more pressure on himself, with what he told Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News:
“Corey Maggette says he will retire if he doesn’t make the Spurs.
Maggette also said he knew the deal coming in to camp. Knows it will be an uphill battle. Had no other offers, thought he’d take a stab.
Corey Maggette: “If I could get an opportunity here, it would be great. If not, this game has been good to me.”
Word from camp is that Maggette and Sam Young are the two vying for that last spot on the Spurs roster, but with Maggette’s latest comments, he doesn’t sound too enthusiastic about the possibility.
If he’s already talking about retirement, he probably sees an end coming sooner rather than later.
There’s still plenty of time left for Maggette to snag that final roster spot, but things just don’t look good for him. Not at all.