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NBA free agent rumors: Wizards reach out to Eric Maynor, according to report

Needing a backup point guard, the Wizards have made contact with Eric Maynor, formerly of the Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder.


Backup point guard is obviously a priority for the Washington Wizards this summer, and the Wizards appear to be moving already to try to fill that hole. The team has reached out to Eric Maynor, the VCU alum that most recently played with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.

The 26-year-old Maynor was seen as one of the league's most promising second-string point guards before tearing his ACL early in the 2011-12 season. He lost his backup job to Reggie Jackson in training camp last year before eventually being shipped to Portland at the trade deadline to back up Damian Lillard. Maynor averaged 6.9 points and four assists per game in 21.2 minutes per contest for the Blazers the rest of the season, shooting 38 percent from three-point range.

The Wizards have the mid-level exception (starting at $5.15 million) and the bi-annual exception (starting at $2.016 million) to use to woo Maynor. The Wizards are likely saving all or a big portion of the mid-level exception to keep Martell Webster.

For more on Maynor, check out our free-agent profile of him.