OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -The Golden State Warriors will sign high-scoring free agent Corey Maggette to a five-year contract worth around $50 million, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.
The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be announced until Wednesday at the earliest, confirmed Maggette will leave the Los Angeles Clippers for a lucrative long-term deal with the fast-paced Warriors.
The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the deal.
Maggette, a 6-foot-6 swingman from Duke, should fit splendidly into Golden State coach Don Nelson's pell-mell style of play. He averaged 22.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists last season.
Maggette will trade places on the California coast with Baron Davis, who spurned the Warriors last week to agree to terms with the Clippers. Davis accepted a smaller salary than he would have made in the final year of his deal with Golden State in anticipation of teaming up with Elton Brand.
Instead, Davis looks to be stuck on another rebuilding Clippers roster in his native Los Angeles. The Clippers now are expected to lose Brand amid reports he has agreed to a long-term deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Warriors also made a play for the power forward.
Davis' departure cleared room under the Warriors' salary cap for Maggette, who reportedly drew attention from Boston, San Antonio, Detroit, Utah and Orlando.
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