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Immediately following the draft-night trade for Corey Maggette, Bobcats coach Paul Silas called Maggette to deliver two messages: Maggette would be this team's starting small forward and go-to scorer. And Silas needed Maggette to immediately become this team's leader and a mentor to young teammates.
Entering his 13th NBA season and joining his fifth NBA franchise, Maggette didn't feel put-upon. Instead he was flattered that Silas, a coach he never before played for, had so much faith in him. Maggette entered last season following ankle surgery and never really caught on with the Milwaukee Bucks. So the trade to Charlotte has reignited his career.
Maggette instantly took to mentoring. He buys dinner for the young players as a means to build team chemistry. He frequently calls rookie Kemba Walker to be a resource and a sounding board. He recently stayed an hour after practice to teach backup Derrick Brown a spin move to free up Brown's mid-range jump shot.
BEST OF MAXIM
Between Kemba Walker breaking ankles like he’s on the playground and Corey Maggette smashing alley-oops. These Cats will be fun to watch this season, especially if they can win a few more games too. Sweet pass DJ Augustin.
Corey Maggette will be mentoring Tyrus Thomas, D.J. Augustin and Kemba Walker.
If the Bobcats are going to take a step forward this season they're going to need some big plays and strong shooting from point guard D.J. Augustin.
The Heat beat the Bobcats in Charlotte by a point thanks to Dwyane Wade’s go-ahead jumper off the glass. It might not have come down to that bucket had a LeBron James dunk off Gerald Henderson’s head in the fourth quarter counted like it should have. James threw down a vicious jam, but the ball bounced off Henderson’s head and the refs missed that it went through the hoop....
Bobcats point guard D.J. Augustin expects to play Wednesday night against the Heat. Augustin sprained his ankle in the final minute of Monday night's 96-95 win over the Bucks but x-rays were negative.
Charlotte Bobcats point guard D.J. Augustin missed a long jump shot and teammate D.J. White missed on a quick followup, as the Miami Heat held on for a 96-95 victory at Time Warner Cable Arena.
D.J. Augustin scored 19 points, rookie Kemba Walker added 13, including two free throws with 9.9 seconds remaining, and the Charlotte Bobcats erased a 14-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 96-95 on Monday night in their season opener.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- D.J. Augustin scored 19 points, rookie Kemba Walker added 13, including two free throws with 9.9 seconds remaining, and the Charlotte Bobcats erased a 14-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 96-95 on Monday night in their season opener.
Gerald Henderson added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats.
Brandon Jennings had 22 points for the Bucks,...
7 p.m. Wednesday, Time Warner Cable Arena, SportSouth. Matchup to Watch: LeBron James vs. Corey Maggette.
Rookie Kemba Walker hit two free throws with nine second left, giving the Charlotte Bobcats a 96-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on opening night at Time Warner Cable Arena.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Dwyane Wade hit a bank shot over Gerald Henderson with 2.9 seconds left to lift the Miami Heat to a 96-95 victory over the pesky Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday and remain unbeaten.After Henderson hit a 3-pointer from the right wing to put the Bobcats up by ...
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Dwyane Wade hit a bank shot over Gerald Henderson with 2.9 seconds left to lift the Miami Heat to a 96-95 victory over the pesky Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday and remain unbeaten.