Although the Clippers seem to have many problems that might derail their season, Corey Maggette’s situation hasn’t been a distraction for the team, Clippers sources said Thursday.
The Clippers’ sixth man again expressed frustration about his role after playing only 17 minutes in Tuesday’s loss to the New York Knicks , blasting Coach Mike Dunleavy for leaving him on the bench for most of the second half while the Knicks
Maggette sat out Wednesday’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers because of what a Clippers official said were flu-like symptoms, and his absence from the lineup and bench a day after criticizing Dunleavy prompted reporters to question whether the Clippers had privately taken disciplinary action against their second-leading scorer.
There was no coverup, team sources said. overcame a 10-point halftime deficit.