The San Antonio Spurs training camp is just days away and the team is rounding out its training camp roster.
Last night, it was reported that Sam Young signed with the Spurs and will likely be in camp and now a report comes out that forward Corey Maggette will also be joining San Antonio's camp.
Corey Maggette will be joining the Spurs for training camp. Great locker room guy, could provide needed scoring, esp. w/ Pop's rest methods.— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) September 26, 2013
Maggette is a 6'6", 218 lbs. forward with 14 years experience in the NBA. He was drafted by Seattle but has played with Orlando, LA Clippers, Golden State, Milwaukee, Charlotte, and Detroit.
He has career averages of 16 points, 4.9 rebounds, 82 percent shooting from the free throw line, 45 percent shooting from the field and 2.1 assists.
The Spurs did try to sign Corey years ago but he opted to sign elsewhere.
Should Maggette end up on the roster, he would provide a nice scoring punch and provide veteran experience for the younger players. However, his defense has always been suspect during his 14 seasons in the NBA.
Thoughts Spurs fans?
Kawhi will play (as long as he is healthy) 36-38 minutes or so a game. I would imagine that is Pop's ideal for him because he's had some lingering, nagging injuries. He's young. That leaves 10-12 minutes per game to fill, more if there is an injury or Pop wants to rest KL. If a veteran is signed, and I think it will be a vet, you have to remember that Marco and Manu can also play the 3. It's not like we're talking about a guy we need to come in and give the Spurs 20-24 solid minutes a night. At best, the vet small forward is a guy who comes in and can give Kawhi a breather for a few minutes a game. I still think even if a vet is signed, depending on match ups we'll see Marco and Manu also put in time at the 3. It's all about depth and experience. I wouldn't get too excited and certainly would not flip out about these signings. It's all going to work itself out after training camp.
This guy stays broke all of the time...and Young cant make a bucket as he showed in the playoff last season...maybe we should move in the direction of Hollis Thompson...
Another good addition. Still sticking to my theory that the Spurs are going to be making trades and are looking for veteran backups at the pg position, 4/5 and 2/3. I believe 100% right now, with the young guys we do have on the roster and the young guys overseas, it's all about signing reliable vets Pop can plug in and trust in pressure moments. I expect trades to be made. By bringing in Corey and Young and anyone else they bring in, they are taking care of the whole due diligence thing and positioning themselves to find the right guy(s) so they can pull the trigger on a few trades. Like I said on the Young thread, and same goes for Corey: One or none of these training camp signees might make the roster-but the front office is doing all they can to give TD the best shot at ring #5. These kind of rumors (since right after the Finals) through these kind of signings are very out of the norm for the Spurs. Expect good things. Remember: TP, Danny, Kawhi, Tiago, TD, Manu, Marco and Boris are 8 guys the Spurs can count on. Hopefully Danny learned from games 6 and 7 v Heat and elevates a bit more. So we are talking about Baynes and Ayers (formerly Pendergraph) emerging as a reliable, productive, physical presence (both are maybes), we know Bonner will do what Bonner does in the regular season (and disappear in the heat of the biggest stage), and we know we have 3 backup point guards that I wouldn't trust to be next man up if TP went down. It makes sense. The Spurs are trying to shore up the 3 spot with a vet, and we have 500 point guards on the roster so a deal can be made (or two) and I believe Bonner will also be moved. If Pop can get a reliable vet pg, and a reliable (not spectacular) big to bang and grab boards, that's 10 deep. I think Baynes and Ayers and one of our backup points make up the 11-13th spots. And I would imagine the Spurs would look for a vet that's a good locker room guy to be the 14th spot. That's my theory-and sticking to it :)
We already have 15 signed with the edition of Sam Young anyway, right? I would assume because of that, he stands no shot at making the team unless the Spurs give up 2 players in a trade for 1, or potentially buy out someone's contract.
@MikeTaylorShow bad enough Pop made bad decisions in the finals, this pick up jus adds to the list. God bless syd kitson.
@SpursAllDay11 So then what are you saying? You dont want vets? You are ok with one sf? You only want a noob? What?
@SpursAllDay11 What great vet sf do we have?
@ryankxlu I believe Young's deal was a camp deal so I think the roster is still at 14.
@JesseGladsaget But, yeah, you're right. Maggette isn't necessary. I'm just talking in generalities.
@JesseGladsaget The stigma attacked to "black-hole chuckers", in general, probably isn't fair. There some value in shot creation.
@KerryVnEricFoot @MikeTaylorShow Maggette was invited to the training camp, he has not officially joined the team. We don't know if he'll make the team or not. Don't jump the gun please.
@SpursAllDay11 just curious
@projectspurs He'd be an even worse fit than Richard Jefferson was.
@rolieboy63 sometimes knee jerking is a good thing.god bless lousaka polite
@JesseGladsaget It was a pipe dream. A really nice one, but it wasn't realistic.
@projectspurs True. I still wish Kirilenko would have signed here.
@JesseGladsaget Except, thankfully, he wouldn't be asked to play as many minutes.