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After already getting rid of Corey Maggette to get their needed shooter in Ben Gordon, the Charlotte Bobcats plan to do some more trades as the draft approaches on Thursday.
The Bobcats still have the No. 2 pick in mind to trade, as teams like the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers plan to get their hands on the No. 2 pick to get their man in Bradley Beal or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, just in case if Charlotte takes the chance on taking one of them.
Charlotte is willing to deal the No. 2 pick and trade down, however, they will have to take power forward Tyrus Thomas in return, according to the Washington Post:
“The Wizards have interest in three players — Beal, Kidd-Gilchrist and Harrison Barnes — and believe they are in a great position to address their needs for an upgrade in perimeter talent. It would likely take a knockout offer for the Wizards to budge, but they are picking up the phone. According to multiple sources, the Bobcats are trying to convince teams interested in the second pick to also take back disappointing power forward Tyrus Thomas, who has more than $26 million remaining on his contract. Thomas is coming off the worst season since his rookie year as he averaged just 5.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. When asked if teams would be willing to touch Thomas, one Western Conference executive said, ‘I don’t think so.’ [...] If Charlotte deals the No. 2 pick and blocks the Wizards from taking the best perimeter option on their draft board, it would be interesting to see if Washington stands in the way of the Bobcats taking Robinson. This is a crazy draft game.”
Though I believe Charlotte will take Harrison Barnes at the No. 2 pick, there is a solid chance Beal will be selected as he is really making himself known as the legit second-best player in the draft class behind Anthony Davis.
Thomas hasn’t really been the same since he emerged as a pretty good player when he was with the Chicago Bulls. Now he’s an overpaid PF who doesn’t do much, but then again, he did play in Charlotte. The big question is if Washington has enough to absorb Thomas’ contract.
We’ll see what happens, but whatever team is interested, they’ll have to tackle on Thomas in return.
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Oh Corey, sweet, sorry, injured Corey. We barely got to know you as a Bobcat, and now, you are gone. Stephen Jackson and Shaun Livingston to swap picks and bring in Maggette, last year on draft day, worked. It was worth it to get Bismack Biyombo, or was it Kemba? This time around, Corey Maggette [...]
The Charlotte Bobcats have agreed to trade forward Corey Maggette to the Detroit Pistons for guard Ben Gordon and protected first-round pick for the 2013 NBA Draft, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com.
Personally, I think this deal definitely helps both sides.
Charlotte will have a lottery-protected pick in 2013, top-eight protected in 2014, top-one protected in 2015 and an unprotected...
The Detroit Pistons have traded guard Ben Gordon and a future first-round draft choice to the Charlotte Bobcats for swingman Corey Maggette.
Gordon averaged 12.5 points last season, including a 45-point outing at Denver in which he tied his own NBA record by making nine 3-pointers without a miss. The NBA's Sixth Man of the Year in 2005 with Chicago spent three disappointing...
The Detroit Pistons traded Ben Gordon and a future first-round draft choice to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday in a exchange for forward Corey Maggette, the teams announced. The draft pick is believed to be a 2013 first-round pick, although the Pistons would retain the pick if it falls in the lottery. Maggette, 32, averaged 15.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 32 games...
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons traded guard Ben Gordon and a future first-round draft choice to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday for swingman Corey Maggette, shedding about 15 million in salary.
Gordon averaged 12.5 points last season, including a 45-point outing at Denver in which he tied his own NBA record by making nine 3-pointers without a miss. The NBA's Sixth Man...
We are less than 48 hours away from the 2012 NBA Draft and the Charlotte Bobcats are dealing. In a confirmed report from Yahoo Sports’, Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bobcats have traded forward Corey Maggette to the Detroit Pistons for guard Ben Gordon and a lottery protected first round draft pick in 2013.
Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars did what Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars does. He got out from underneath an awful move (Ben Gordon’s five-year, $55 million contract he signed him to in 2009) and made something out of it. This time, it cost him a future first round pick. Dumars talked the Bobcats into accepting Ben Gordon and a...
Though the last few weeks have been littered with preliminary discussions, multiple reports now indicate that the Cleveland Cavaliers have made an offer to the Charlotte Bobcats to acquire the second-overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
The Cavaliers, who reportedly covet Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal, have offered the Nos. 4, 24 and 33 picks for the Nos. 2 and 31 selections...
Here is another confirmed trade reported by Adrian Wojnarowski in which the Pistons send Ben Gordon and a lottery-protected draft pick in 2013 to the Bobcats for Corey Maggette. The swap on a talent level is pretty even, but it’s more about saving money for Detroit as they will save nearly $15 million from Gordon’s [...]
Ten years earlier, Joe Dumars convinced Michael Jordan to take Jerry Stackhouse off his hands and send a younger, less expensive one-dimensional player back to the Detroit Pistons. That player was Rip Hamilton, who blossomed into an all-time Pistons great, learned to be a solid perimeter defender, and gave the Pistons financial flexibility. Fast forward [...]
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According to Yahoo Sports, the Detroit Pistons have traded Ben Gordon to the Charlotte Bobcats for Corey Maggette. The Pistons will also send a 2013 first-round pick to the Bobcats.
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The Detroit Pistons have traded Ben Gordon and a lottery-protected draft pick in 2013 to the Charlotte Bobcats for Corey Maggette, league sources...
The Bobcats have acquired Ben Gordon and a lottery protected 2013 pick in a trade with the Pistons for Corey Maggette.
Ben Gordon's days with the Detroit Pistons are over.
According to a source close to the team, the Pistons traded Gordan and a lottery-protected first-round pick in 2013 to the Charlotte Bobcats for forward Corey Maggette.
Maggette, 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, averaged 15 points a game in 2012.
In three season with the Pistons, Gordon averaged about 12 points a game.