Corey Maggette: Bucks are Serious Contenders

by September 28, 2010

Maggette — who could be on the chilling list all preseason long — views Milwaukee as a serious challenger to the League’s elite teams. The Journal Sentinel reporter somehow kept it together enough to file the following: “Corey Maggette is not afraid to discuss the S word, as in starter. The Milwaukee Bucks’ new small forward said he’s here to fit in with a contending team, whether it’s as a starter or in a backup role to last year’s starter, Carlos Delfino. And the 30-year-old veteran tossed around another interesting word during the Bucks’ annual media day gathering Monday at the Cousins Center. Maggette said the C word – as in championship – is possible in places other than Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and Boston. ‘I’m old-school,’ Maggette said with a grin. ‘Seeing this talent here, you have to put us in the category, you have to. It’s not like, ‘We’re playing the Bucks; it’s going to be an easy win.’ We have to have some swagger, we have to have some type of confidence, and that starts (Tuesday). The only players who are world champions are the Los Angeles Lakers, and everybody else is trying to get where they’re at. It still will be a dogfight with Miami and those other guys. When the time comes, we’ve just got to do it.'”