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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 with the Charlotte Bobcats last season, but played in just 32 games. Gordon, 29, averaged 12.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 26.9 minutes in 52 games, including 21 starts, last season. Maggette is entering the final year of a contract that will pay him $10.9 million. He is scheduled to make $12.4 million in 2012-13 and has a player option worth $13.2 million for 2013-14. "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," said Joe Dumars, Piston...
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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 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...
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.
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 [...]
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.