The defending western conference champions made a couple of roster moves on Tuesday. Most notably, the San Antonio Spurs waived veteran swingman Corey Maggette.
Maggette averaged 5.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in just 18 games for the Detroit Pistons last season. He was signed by the Spurs last month, but was waived after only two preseason games. In those two games, he averaged 6.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
As Dan Devine of Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie points out, Maggette said he was going to retire if he didn’t make the team.
Maggette, 33, has played for six different teams, the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats and Pistons, during his 14-year NBA Career. He averaged 16.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.7 steals per game.
The Spurs waived rookie point guard Myck Kabongo, but they plan to sign him to the Austin Toros, their D-League affiliate.
The Spurs also released center Marcus Cousin, a second-year player out of Houston, who has appeared in four career games.
The Spurs open the regular season on October 30 when they host the Memphis Grizzlies in a rematch of the 2012 Western Conference Finals.