Maybe it's gotten to the point where it's Dumber or Dumberer? Here are some of Maggette's comments (via the LA Times) after the game- they seem to suggest that Dunleavy isn' a great communicator:
It seems Corey Maggette's situation hasn't been resolved after all.
The veteran Clippers forward again expressed confusion about his role on the team Tuesday night after a 102-90 loss to the New York Knicks in front of 18,539 at Madison Square Garden.
Frustrated about playing only 17 minutes, Maggette criticized Coach Mike Dunleavy for leaving him on the bench for most of the second half while the Knicks overcame a 10-point halftime deficit in their third victory in four games.
The Clippers thought things were fine with Maggette after Sterling's pep talk, but another group session might be needed.
"It's just more of Dunleavy's [stuff] again," Maggette said. "I don't get it, I really don't. It's crazy. I put in work. I deserve to play.
"It's totally mind-boggling to me. [It's] unbelievable that I couldn't help this team tonight. Why? Why?"
Dunleavy declined to specifically address Maggette's comments, saying only that he had made a coach's decision.
Third on the team with an average of 5.7 rebounds, Maggette had no rebounds against the Knicks, which might have contributed to Dunleavy's decision.
That's fine, but let him know where he stands, Maggette said.
"Give me an excuse, give me something, just tell me something," Maggette said. "I'm a grown man. I can take it."
In an attempt to end trade speculation, Sterling on Jan. 20 told Maggette, Baylor and Dunleavy that he wanted Maggette to remain with the team. He left the door ajar to trade the Clippers' second-leading scorer, telling Maggette he would permit Baylor and Dunleavy to move him in a deal that might improve the team significantly.
But because of Sterling's firm stance, the price for Maggette probably would be too high for most teams before the Feb. 22 trading deadline.
"He isn't listening to Sterling," Maggette said of Dunleavy. "If he listened to him, I'd be playing.
"I really felt we were [past this]. I guess not, because here we go again. I'm a yo-yo, man."