Corey Maggette was probably being a little sarcastic when he thanked Pistons coach Lawrence Frank for saving his "body this year."

But after riding the Pistons' bench for most of this season, Maggette said he definitely wants to play next season.

"Right now I've had a full year recovering and working with (strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kander)," he told the Free Press on Friday. "We'll see what happens."

When the Pistons first traded Ben Gordon to Charlotte for Maggette in the summer, the longtime NBA veteran wasn't certain if he wanted to continue playing past this season when the five-year, $48-million deal he signed with the Golden State Warriors in the summer of 2008 comes to an end.