The end of the line may be coming for longtime NBA forward Corey Maggette.
Several reports indicate that if Maggette does not make the San Antonio Spurs roster, he will retire from professional basketball, ending a 14-year career that has seen both highs and lows.
“If I could get an opportunity here, it would be great. If not, this game has been good to me.”
Maggette has always been a solid player during his career, spending time with the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats and Detroit Pistons. He entered this season hoping to earn a spot on the Spurs roster, knowing that the team already committed to 14 guaranteed contracts for the upcoming season.
During his career, Maggette has averaged 16 points and just under five rebounds per game, with a particular skill for making his way to the charity stripe more than most of his counterparts. However, last season, Maggette seemed to hit a wall offensively, averaging just 5.3 points per game, more than ten points lower than his career mark.
Maggette played in 27 minutes during San Antonio’s recent preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. He had 10 points, three assists and two rebounds.