Corey Maggette Traded to Bucks

The Golden State Warriors have let go of small forward Corey Maggette, trading the former Duke University standout to the Milwaukee Bucks for Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric. The Warriors also gave up their second-round pick on Thursday’s NBA Draft as part of the trade, the first in the league since the end of the 2009-2010 season.

Maggette averaged close to 20 points per game last season, with 49 starts, but his scoring failed to help the Warriors reach the playoffs. Golden State failed to enter the post season in Maggette’s two years with the team, which acquired the small forward after he opted out of the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2008.

Bell, a 31-year-old journey man and former Michigan State University guard, had averages of 6.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists for the Bucks in the previous season. Gadzuric played all his eight seasons for the Bucks, who picked him in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft. He averaged 2.8 points and 2.9 rebounds as the Bucks’ reserve center last season.