Corey Maggette is preparing to play for his sixth NBA team after an offseason trade. He was limited to only 32 games in 2011-12 because of injuries, and it wasn't long ago he was wondering if he would even keep playing after this coming season.
That was before he had a chance to settle in with the Detroit Pistons and work with conditioning coach Arnie Kander. Now, with a new season on the horizon, his outlook has changed a bit.
''We'll see. If you would have asked me this four months ago, it would have been no - this would be my last year,'' Maggette said. ''The way I've been working with Arnie, I've been through a kind of rejuvenation. We'll just see what happens. I'm just coming in to help this team. If something happens next year, it would be great. If it doesn't, it will be great, too.''
Maggette was acquired by the Pistons in a pre-draft deal that sent Ben Gordon to Charlotte. The trade saved Detroit about $15 million in salary, and the 32-year-old Maggette arrives with one ...