Detroit Pistons Reportedly Trade Ben Gordon to Charlotte Bobcats

June 26th, 2012 by Tim Keeney Leave a reply »
The Charlotte Bobcats and Detroit Pistons continued Tuesday's trade parade with a reported deal that sent Ben Gordon and a future first-round pick to Charlotte for Corey Maggette.

The news comes from Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski:

Detroit has traded Ben Gordon and a protected future first-round pick to Charlotte for Corey Maggette, league sources tell Y! Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2012  

Let's take a closer look at this swap of high-volume scorers. 


What It Means

Maggette, who is heading to his fourth different team in the last five years, is coming off arguably the worst season of his career.

In 32 games for the Bobcats, the dynamic wing shot just 37 percent the field, but his distinguished ability to get to the free-throw line still led to a 15-point average the past season. 

When healthy, however, Maggette can be an electric scorer, as he proved in 2010 when he averaged 19.8 ppg on 52 percent shooting from the field.

Ben Gordon, of course, has seen his career take a step back since joining the Pistons ...

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