MILWAUKEE -- Seeking a scoring threat and willing to take on a significant contract, the Milwaukee Bucks acquired forward Corey Maggette in a trade with the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.
The Bucks also got a second-round draft pick from the Warriors, giving up guard Charlie Bell and center Dan Gadzuric in return.
If the Bucks were willing to spend, they could have done SO much better than Maggette, who has typically been a me-first kind of player. Why not jump into the free agent market? I'm sure a guy like Rudy Gay would have been willing to come to Milwaukee for less than they'll end up paying a proven loser like Maggette.
Perhaps it was the Noid who should have avoided me.
Gay's still a restricted free agent, so you have to offer enough that Memphis is too cheap to match. Plus, Gay might be attractive to the big market teams that get shut out of the unrestricted bonanza. Plus, they didn't give up anything major, or even a draft pick.
I don't think the Celtics really have to spend too much more money than they currently are to get out of the East. They got to the Eastern Conference Finals this year, after all, and they figure to be just as good, if not better, this year.