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Report: Eric Maynor agrees to multi-year deal with Wizards

Jul 1, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

Eric Maynor, Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard, J.J. Hickson

Eric Maynor made his name as one of the best backup point guards in the NBA coming off the bench behind All-Star Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City.

The Washington Wizards are hoping he can have similar success in a similar situation with them.

The Wizards and Maynor have agreed to a multi-year deal where he will back up John Wall, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post. The terms of the deal are not yet known.

Maynor played his college ball at Virginia Commonwealth University, just down the I-95 a stretch from the Wizards’ home.

If healthy, the Wall/Maynor combo could be one of the better point guard combos in the league. Both are quick and play smart, both can score and set up teammates.

Healthy is the key. Wall has a stress injury to his kneecap that caused him to miss time but near the end of the season started to look like what people expected of the former No. 1 overall pick. Maynor had an ACL tear that caused him to miss parts of a couple seasons. Last season Maynor played in just 27 games in Portland but looked pretty good by the end of the season.

This is a good get for the Wizards, who were stuck last season when Wall missed time.

Washington is also working on bringing back Garrett Temple and Martell Webster, according to CSNWashington.com.

Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld and forward Martell Webster “are talking” as of Monday afternoon, the opening of free agency, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CSN Washington.

Another person told CSN that the Wizards likely will work out a deal to retain another free agent, Garrett Temple, as early as this week.

Washington looks more and more like a playoff team in the East next season. At least on paper and if healthy.

  1. pgcubano - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    lets go wiz!!!

  2. htownred34 - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    This team could give a team a run for their money in the playoffs with a healthy roster

    • thirdistheworrd - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:03 PM

      True, but given the 2014 draft class, I really wish we could suck for just one more season.

  3. stumpzzz - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    small but smart move. like it. #GoWiz

  4. skinsnation703 - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Man if only we could go back to the “Bullets”.

  5. dcdiehard82 - Jul 2, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Thank god!! AJ Price is horrible…. GO SKINS!

  6. vcupats - Jul 2, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Nice insurance policy for John Wall, who becomes a restricted FA after the season.

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