Corey Maggette Sidelined With Strained Hamstring
Total Pro Sports – Why risk a new $50 million dollar contract in exhibition games. We all know what you can do Corey. At 22.1 points per game, you don’t need to show the Warriors or the Fantasy basketball world what your made of. Rest that injured hamstring, and come into the season 150%.
With a week to go before the season opener, the Warriors’ $50 million free agent, Corey Maggette, was sitting on the floor during Wednesday’s practice, an ice pack over his right leg.
Maggette has a strained hamstring, serious enough that he was to have an MRI exam late Wednesday. He said he’ll also sit out today’s practice but expects to play when the Warriors open the season against New Orleans on Wednesday night.
“Oh, yeah,” he said. “That never crossed my mind that I won’t play Wednesday. I’ve got a lot of time.”
Maggette averaged 22.1 points for the Clippers last season but missed several games with a strained right hamstring (he appeared in 70 of 82 games). He said his current injury is different because it’s higher in the leg but added, “Hamstrings are probably the trickiest injuries” because a primary treatment is rest.
The forward said he “tweaked” the hamstring in Saturday’s exhibition in China, but he played Tuesday’s exhibition against a Lithuanian club team, collecting 17 points and five rebounds in 26 minutes. He had five turnovers, wasn’t at his best defensively and said he wasn’t able to drive with power.
So he’s skipping two practices, though he suited up Wednesday and shot lots of free throws.