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About 48 hours before the NBA Draft is scheduled to begin the Detroit Pistons made their first significant move in the Tom Gores era sending guard Ben Gordon and a future first round draft pick to the Charlotte Bobcats for forward Corey Maggette.
The first round pick going to Charlotte is reportedly lottery-protected in 2013, top-eight protected in 2014, top-one protected in 2015 and unprotected in 2016.
Gordon was the Pistons’ highest paid player scheduled to make $12.4 million next season, plus a player option for $13.2 million the following year. Maggette on the other hand is scheduled to make $10.9 million this upcoming season and will be in the final year of his deal.
“We welcome Corey Maggette to our organization in a transaction that provides us with a veteran scorer and defender in addition to increased roster flexibility moving forward,” Joe Dumars, the Pistons’ president of basketball operations, said in a team press release.
The move obviously gives the Pistons plenty of...
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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.
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 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 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 Charlotte Bobcats ended the regular season with the lowest winning percentage in the history of the Association and Charlotte General Manager Rich Choi, is on a mission to get his club back on track as soon as possible. The former G.M. of the Portland Trail Blazers, has already been busy two days before the NBA Draft, as the “Charlotte Observer” reported Tuesday night, that...
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
The Bobcats have acquired Ben Gordon and a lottery protected 2013 pick in a trade with the Pistons for Corey Maggette.
Before I switched off my laptop last night, Ben Gordon had just become a new Bobcat. The rumors around the NBA were wild, coming from every single direction. I also read about how Pau Gasol and his teammate Artest were offered to the Wizards. And yes, I even read about that (fake) rumor sending Rajon to the Sacramento Kings. And no, it was too early in the night for me to read about...
The short answer is no. If you look at the picture even Ben Gordon thinks my headline was a feeble attempt to link a relatively meaningless trade that took place late last night to the NBA Draft tomorrow. The long answer, though, is that Charlotte's trade with Detroit for Ben Gordon may justify the draft pick they were about to make anyways a little bit more.
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...