HoopsHype Eric Maynor rumors


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Kevin Seraphin attempted to mimic the play, cocking his arm far behind his head as he stood in front of Nene, but Eric Maynor shook his head and offered a different explanation. Nene finally chipped in from his own angle. They didn’t exactly agree on how it went down, but Wizards players agreed on one thing after practice: Jan Vesely has just thrown down one of the nastiest dunks that they’ve seen during an intense scrimmage. “It was disgusting,” forward Trevor Ariza said, scrunching his face. “It looked like a nuclear explosion. Everybody curse at the same time,” Nene said. Washington Post

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The Wizards have made enough roster adjustments that it begs the question: Where does Garrett Temple fit in? The 6-6 guard, who re-signed as a free agent to a one-year deal at just less than $1 million, is competing with Eric Maynor and rookie Glen Rice for backup spots in the backcourt. He gives the Wizards a uniquely different look because of his length and defensive prowess. "Honestly, I don't think much is going to change. Me and my agent talked to (president) Ernie (Grunfeld) before I signed. He said I'm basically in the same position as last year," Temple said. "I'm gonna push for that second spot behind John (Wall). They brought in Eric who is a good point guard who can back up John. I'm also going to be looking for that second spot behind Brad (Beal) being a defender. The main thing is still my versatility being able to guard point guards, (shooting) guards and small forwards if need be." CSNWashington.com

September 5, 2013 Updates

After rehabilitating all summer, Nene is back and training with the Wizards a little less than a month before training camp begins. He is joined this week by the Wizards' key free agent acquisition, Eric Maynor. Al Harrington, who signed in August as a free agent, has yet to report because he is dealing with a family matter. John Wall, Bradley Beal, Glen Rice and Martell Webster already have been training at Verizon Center. CSNWashington.com

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According to league sources with knowledge of the Wizards’ thinking, the team will seek out Eric Maynor, Beno Udrih and possibly John Lucas III as backup point guard options. Maynor, the former VCU standout, has averaged 4.5 points and three assists in four years with Utah, Oklahoma City and Portland. Udrih, a nine-year veteran, has averaged 9.1 points and 3.6 assists for San Antonio, Sacramento, Milwaukee and Orlando. Lucas, a former high school teammate of Okafor, became a free agent after Toronto declined to pick up his option. He averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 assists last season with the Raptors. Washington Post

June 29, 2013 Updates

General manager Neil Olshey said late Thursday night that the Blazers will not extend a qualifying offer to Maynor, guaranteeing that their backup point guard will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Oregonian

The Blazers’ roster features plenty of capable guards, but lacks depth in front court, so there does not appear to be room — or playing time – for both McCollum and Maynor next season. “I don’t want to speculate on free agents,” Olshey said, when asked how McCollum’s addition affected the team’s pursuit of Maynor. “But clearly adding a 6-foot-3 combo guard — (who) not only for us is the best player available, but also addresses a need — gives us a little bit more flexibility. Those are discussions we’ll have in July.” Oregonian

June 28, 2013 Updates

It appears the Trail Blazers’ marriage with Eric Maynor will be a brief one. General manager Neil Olshey said late Thursday night that the Blazers will not extend a qualifying offer to Maynor, guaranteeing that their backup point guard will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Oregonian

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Going to tender qualifying offer to Eric Maynor? Neil Olshey: It's more strategic than complex. Eric has a very significant cap hold. We really like Eric. We made the moves because we want him to be a part of our future but there are realities to how strategically we can maximize the amount of room we have, the mini-mid level that we have and the draft pick. Who knows? Our roster may look far different come July 1 which can affect what we do as well. Eric, Andy Miller, everybody knows we are going to maximize every tool that we have knowing that we are taking into consideration that we want Eric back with us. Blazers Edge

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