Charlotte Bobcats have announced in a team press release that guard Corey Maggette will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season with an Achilles injury that has been on going. This could also be Maggette’s final season with Charlotte as well writes Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Maggette is averaging 15.0 points per game and his averaging 3.9 rebounds per game. Maggette has only played in 32 games this season for the Bobcats.
Bonnell writes that Maggette could be the one that gets amnestied and his salary will not count against the team’s cap for next season. Maggette is expected to make $10.9 million next season. Bonnell also suggests that the Bobcats may amnesty DesGana Diop, Matt Carroll, and Tyrus Thomas along with Maggette.
Maggette has proven that he can be a reliable scorer when he is healthy. Maggette might even request to be amnestied because of the fact that the team is 7-49 this season but they are destined to draft Anthony Davis, the freshman forward out of Kentucky.
Charlotte could look to pick up a free agent guard to replace Maggette if the team chooses to go down that route. From an outside perspective, there is no actual winner from this organization. The team needs a complete overhaul because seven wins in a season is not going to be able to cut it in the NBA.
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