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No Corey Maggette in Pistons opener tonight

Corey Maggette missed much of the preseason with a calf strain and it appears he won’t be ready to go in the season-opener tonight. From Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

He hopes to be back sometime near the end of the Pistons’ six-game Western road trip, which starts in Phoenix on Friday.

“It’s not a race, it’s a marathon and I hope I’ll be back soon,” Maggette said. “I’ll definitely make the trip. Me and Arnie Kander have things we’ll be working on it out there.”

Goodwill also noted that it is not yet known who the other player on the Pistons inactive list will be tonight.


  • Oct 31, 20122:55 pm
    by frankie d


    we can only hope that he misses all 82 games. 
    i’ve always liked maggette as a player, when he could play, warts and all.
    but he is just the latest in a steady stream of retreads and marginal vets who steal precious PT time from young players who need to get on the court and play.  either so they can become part of this team’s future or so that the team can establish some kind of value so they can be packaged for trade.
    continuing to waste draft choices on players who end up glued to the bench for one or two or three years before they are jettisoned for zilch is the reason the team is in this weird semi-permanent limbo of rebuilding while trying to sneak up on the last playoff spot.
    i hope his absence tonight is a sign of future things to come. 

    • Oct 31, 20123:04 pm
      by Keith


      I’m agreeing with people a lot today. It wouldn’t bother me in the slightest (and would actually make me a bit happier) if Maggette never actually played for this team. He doesn’t add defense, he doesn’t add passing, and already last year his offense fell off a cliff. The team as a whole is in no way improved now nor helped to developed by such a player. The only thing his presence would do is prove to the young guys is that working hard doesn’t matter, Frank will still play the old loser instead of you.

  • Oct 31, 20123:02 pm
    by Matt


    Technically, a marathon is a race, but Maggette isn’t the first (and won’t be the last) athlete to mangle his metaphors.

  • Oct 31, 20123:34 pm
    by Billy Gunn


    Hopefully Daye is the other inactive.

  • Oct 31, 20123:36 pm
    by Oracle


    Oh that’s right!  13 players on the active roster now.

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