Apr 1, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Eric Maynor (6) dribbles around Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Wizards Acquire Eric Maynor

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.


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  • David

    ben, now that we have solidified walls backup, can we look at trades? big mek and nene are aging FAST and now ariza is expendable bc we will get webster back… I say we take those 3 and cushion trades with some other players if we need to and future draft picks and try to get cousins and Aldridge..

    Aldridge wants out of Portland, and they are trying to rebuild and they got Thomas robinson now so im sure if the right trade came they would let him go.

    the kings lost tyreke so they will probably try to rebuild more so now, ibelieve with tyreke leaving it increases there interest to trade cousins..

    maybe im just stupid but this sounds like a crazy roster


    maynor-rice jr-webster-booker(if not traded)-seraphin

    • Ben Mehic

      Wall is due for a max contract extension. Cousins will also get near if not the entire max as well.

      Aldridge gets paid about $15.2 mil next season. Besides, the Wizards don’t have the assets to make a single one of those trades.

      Ted Leonsis would like to avoid luxury tax. Wiz will stick with what they currently have.

      Thanks for reading!