This season has been a "body-saving" one for Corey Maggette.
The veteran guard has bounced around the league for more than a decade now, haunted perhaps by his penchant for taking a lot of shots to score his points and various injuries. This summer he, and his expiring contract, were traded from Charlotte to Detroit in the Ben Gordon deal.
It seemed when that deal was made, Maggette had become what every veteran fears -- a contract more than a player, filler needed to make a deal work between two teams.
Never mind that Maggette is a career 16.0 point-per-game scorer and averaged 15.0 points per game (on a career-low 37.3 percent shooting) last year for Charlotte. He seemed to still have basketball in him if a team would give him a chance.
That is what Maggette is hoping for. Like I said, this is a body-saving year as Maggette has played in only 18 games this season, averaging 5.3 points per game, the first season he has averaged fewer than 10.0 points per game since his rook...