It didn't take long for the Washington Wizards to decide on John Wall's backup next season. The team has verbally agreed to a "multi-year" contract with free-agent point guard Eric Maynor, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
David Aldridge reports the deal is for the bi-annual exception, which starts at $2.016 million.
I guess this counts as a confirmation.
Maynor lost his backup job in Oklahoma City to Reggie Jackson after struggling to recover from a torn ACL suffered in January of 2012. He was eventually traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, where he regained some of his old form playing behind and alongside Damian Lillard for the final 27 games of the season. For more on Maynor, visit our free-agent profile and Blazers Edge's season-ending report card.
I would have preferred Beno Udrih myself if the money was the same, but Maynor has some upside, given his increased production in the second half of the year once he was fully past his torn ACL. At 26, he should at least be a slight upgrade on A.J. Price.
What do you think about the signing?