HoopsHype Eric Maynor rumors

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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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The Trail Blazers are set to have anywhere from $11.8 - $13.1 million in cap room to work with. If the qualifying offer is issued, would Maynor sign his name on the dotted line? Or does he believe he can get more out on the open market? “I got seven games left,” Maynor said. “When the summer comes, that's when I'll start talking about it more. I'm not really dealing with it right now. That's my agent talking to Neil, talking to other teams. I'm just concentrating on basketball and taking it from there.” CSNNW.com

March 24, 2013 Updates

Early reviews suggest that the Blazers and Maynor are a good match. But it seems unlikely the team would mortgage so much of their offseason spending power on a backup point guard. It seems more likely the Blazers will allow Maynor to become an unrestricted free agent and pursue him with the rest of the NBA. It’s the same move the Blazers did last offseason with JJ Hickson and he ended up returning. Maynor said he likes his new teammates and acknowledged — just as any player in his position would — that he would be happy if the team extended a qualifying offer. But he’s not thinking about any of that yet. Oregonian

March 16, 2013 Updates

A big factor in Lillard’s drop in turnovers has been the Blazers’ trade-deadline acquisition of Eric Maynor, who has become Lillard’s primary backup and has also frequently played alongside him. "It helps a lot," Lillard said recently. "I'm not exerting as much energy offensively or defensively, because he's taking that pressure off of me. … The defense can't just set up and get ready for me because I don't have the ball all the time coming up the court.” Oregonian

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