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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  11 responses

Eric Maynor to Sign Two-Year Deal With the Washington Wizards


The Washington Wizards have agreed to a two-year deal, worth about $2 million with free agent guard Eric Maynor. There’s a player option on the second year. Per the WaPo: “Maynor confirmed the agreement on Twitter: ‘I appreciate all the love n support y’all…..I’m excited to be signing wit the Wizards……#Blessed.’ Maynor addresses one of the team’s primary offseason goals to find an upgrade at backup point guard for John Wall. The 6-foot-3 Maynor became an unrestricted free agent last week when the Portland Trail Blazers declined to extend him a qualifying offer worth $3.4 million. In four seasons with Utah, Oklahoma City and Portland, Maynor, 26, has averaged 4.5 points and three assists. He missed most of the 2011-12 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and lost his job this season to Reggie Jackson. After a slow start in Oklahoma City, Maynor rebounded after getting traded to Portland, where he averaged 6.9 points and 4.0 assists while shooting 38 percent from beyond the three-point line as a backup to rookie of the year Damian Lillard. The Wizards were seeking a veteran backup after struggling last season in the absence of Wall. A.J. Price, Jannero Pargo, Shaun Livingston, Jordan Crawford, Shelvin Mack and Garrett Temple all took turns playing point guard but the team was just 5-28 before Wall returned to help the team finish the season on 29-53.”

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  • Stepfan Raiford

    My Wizards are finally making moves.

  • spit hot fiyah

    This is a Good move, Wall can move to the two if break Goes to thé bench. And he is under Control in contrast to Wall

  • LakeShow

    He’s almost the opposite type of PG as Wall is. It should be a nice change up for them.

  • spit hot fiyah

    exactly, he can shoot and is not out of control. and he is not very explosive and doesn’t have highlights. they make up for each others weaknesses.

  • TR

    The Wiz could be the 5 seed next year

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Seconded. A healthy Nene next year will be huge for their them.

  • TR

    It feels weird to say, but they’ve quietly put together a pretty solid team and John Wall looked like the #1 pick when he came back last year.

  • spit hot fiyah

    miami, indiana, brooklyn, chicago, new york. i would say that 6 is their ceiling. they could also be back in the lottery. personally i would love to see them in the playoffs, that franchise has been tortured. they also just gave martell webster a 4 year 22 mill extension. didn’t watch enough wizards last to know if that deal is close to being respectable

  • Blakos

    Not overly enamored with Websters contract. Thought 12mil for three years would have been more suitable. I like the Maynor signing

  • TR

    I think they could leap the Knicks, but I cant believe they paid Webster that much. I mean he played well, but he’s still Martell Webster in the long run.

  • spit hot fiyah

    yeah they could leap them, it would be a major leap though and NY seems to have something going on as far as the regular season.

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