NBA Free Agency: Eric Maynor agrees with Washington

 

Apr 14, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala (9) and Portland Trailblazers guard Eric Maynor (6) during the second half at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 118-109. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The first domino has fallen — or something like that.

Eric Maynor has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Washington Wizards, per Michael Lee of the Washington Post.

The Wizards were also interested in Darren Collison, but was out of their price range according to reports. Maynor will be a solid backup to John Wall, bringing stability to the second unit.

Maynor averaged 4.5 points and nearly three assists per game last season, in only 15 minutes with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trailblazers.

Maynor is still looking to get back to his pre-ACL injury form, after being lost for the 2011-2012 season while playing for Oklahoma City.

The Blazers acquired Maynor at the NBA Trade Deadline in February in a deal with the Thunder. In 27 appearances with Portland, the VCU product averaged 6.9 points and 4.0 assists in 21.2 minutes per game, and his addition provided a late-season spark for eventual Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard.

This is a really nice pickup for the Wizards. He should be able to give relief to Wall and the point guard position.

Topics: Eric Maynor, NBA Free Agency, Washington Wizards

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