The Thunder traded point guard Eric Maynor to the Portland Trail Blazers just before the 2013 NBA trade deadline, reports ESPN.com's Marc Stein. It's not yet clear what (besides a trade exception) the Thunder will receive.
Maynor will back up rookie of the year candidate Damian Lillard in Portland and will serve to bolster a pitiful bench. Maynor had been Russell Westbrook's deputy in OKC before tearing his ACL in the 2011-12 season. He spent four years at Virginia Commonwealth. The Thunder acquired him in a cap-cutting deal by the Jazz at the 2010 deadline.
Maynor has fallen out of the Thunder's rotation one year after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL. Reggie Jackson, the team's first-round pick in 2011, beat out Maynor for the backup point guard job, leaving Maynor with a lot of DNP-CDs. Maynor is slated to be a restricted free agent this summer.
Nolan Smith is the Blazer most likely to be affected by Maynor's arrival.
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