Corey Maggette One Of Six Invited To Spurs Camp
Jan. 25, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Detroit Pistons small forward Corey Maggette (50) watches as the members of the Miami Heat are being introduced prior to their game at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The San Antonio Spurs will be looking to add one more player to their roster and they have invited six players to their training camp. It has been brought up on many San Antonio Spurs sites out there that the Spurs will be looking to fill their last roster spot with a forward to back-up Kawhi Leonard.
Many have been looked at by San Antonio but nothing ever came about it. This go around, six players will be heading to the Spurs training camp via invitation. One of those players does not need much of a introduction. Corey Maggette is a 14 year veteran in the National Basketball Association whom averaged 16.0 points per game. During his time in the league he has played well over 800 games and is a very athletic player.
Another forward that was invited to camp to believe to be fighting for that last spot against Maggette will be Sam Young. Young in his four season in the league has played for as many teams. He last played with the Indiana Pacers.
Head Coach Gregg Popovich did talk about both Maggette and Young with Dan McCarney:
“They’re both big strong people for the 3 position,” Popovich said. “We want to see if that fits for us, to have another person there behind Kawhi. Marco (Belinelli) and Manu (Ginbili) can go there, but they’re a little bit slight for some of the teams we’re going to play. I don’t really want to put them in that position very often. If we’ve got another body we think will work well with the team, we might do that. That’s the primary reason we brought those guys in.”
Others that will be fighting for that final roster spot Marcus Cousin (6-11, 255), Courtney Fells (6-6, 210), Myck Kabongo (6-2, 180), Dan Nwaelele (6-5, 205).
According to McCarney, reportedly Kabongo will be headed to the D-League affiliate Austin Toros. The others I do not see have a great chance of making the Spurs but hell, you never know.