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Report: Spurs add Corey Maggette to training camp roster

Corey Maggette

Detroit Pistons forward Corey Maggette is seen during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


Corey Maggette had a rough season with the Pistons last year. He appeared in only 18 games -- none after Dec. 15, for reasons unknown -- while putting up career-low averages in points, minutes, and field goal percentage.

Maggette has been known throughout his 14-year career for his ability to score and get to the free throw line as a volume shooter, and could be of value off the bench for a veteran team in need of that specific skill set.

A team like the Spurs, maybe.

From Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report:

Corey Maggette will be joining the Spurs for training camp. Great locker room guy, could provide needed scoring, esp. w/ Pop’s rest methods.

— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) September 26, 2013

As noted, Gregg Popovich famously and frequently gives his best players nights off during the regular season, in order to keep them fresh for what usually ends up being a run fairly deep into the playoffs.

If healthy and able to accept his role, Maggette could be a key addition to the rotation.

The Spurs signed Marco Belinelli and Jeff Pendergraph Ayres in free agency this summer, in moves similarly aimed at bolstering their bench.