According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, the Washington Wizards have signed Eric Maynor to a multi-year deal.
Washington was reportedly looking for a more suitable backup point guard for John Wall, after A.J. Price failed to produce while Wall was recovering from a stress injury which sidelined him for 33 games. The Wizards were also interested in Beno Udrih, Darren Collison and John Lucas III.
Maynor averaged nearly 7 points and 4 assists per game with the Portland Trail Blazers this past season, after being shipped from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Eric Maynor tore his ACL in the 2011-2012 NBA season, which was certainly a setback in his promising career.
Eric Maynor is a decent all-around point guard, but I’m not sure I’d immediately consider him an upgrade over Price. Maynor seems like an OK fit in the nation’s capitol, and will likely be able to hold down the fort while John Wall takes the occasional breather.
The terms of Maynor’s deal have not been disclosed. Washington’s priority has been resigning Martell Webster, so I’m sort of surprised they managed to find a suitable backup point guard before completing Webster’s new deal.
All in all, I’m content with this signing.
Welcome to the Wizards, Eric Maynor.