Trans. Mar 16 11:35 ET (Mar 16 11:35 ET ) Eric Maynor's stay with the Wizards lasted four months until he was traded Feb. 20 to the Philadelphia 76ers. Maynor, released earlier this week per a report from CSN Philly's Dei Lynam, will be a free agent this summer as he tries to correct himself and play his way back into the NBA. The 76ers made the deal to acquire two second-round draft picks, one each from the Wizards and Denver Nuggets in the three-team trade, and will have to pay Maynor his $2.1 million option for 2014-15 but opened a roster spot to evaluate young talent. Maynor, who wanted out of Philadelphia, was granted his freedom.
Despite playing 16 minutes off Philly's bench on Sunday, backup PG Eric Maynor went scoreless with one assist and three turnovers.
The Scoop:Lorenzo Brown is out with torn wrist ligaments and Maynor should continue to pick up decent minutes. He scored 13 points in each of the past two games, putting him on the radar in deep leagues, but those performances belie his season-long 34.4 percent shooting. Proceed with caution.
Eric Maynor scored 13 points with five boards, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.
The Scoop:He scored 13 points against the Magic on Wednesday thanks to some garbage time and did it again. You know the Sixers are bad when backup point guards can actually put up deep-league value because of the extended playing time in the fourth. It might backfire, but owners in deep leagues can think about using Maynor against very good teams like the Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
Earlier Monday, before the results came in that Nene would be out six weeks with a ligament sprain in his left knee, Glen Davis was officially announced as having signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Wizards had contact with Davis' agent, John Hamilton, about possibly signing the free agent aka Big Baby. After they traded Jan Vesely and Eric Maynor on Thursday to acquire Andre Miller, that opened a roster spot and more depth was needed -- before Nene's injury -- because of concerns surrounding the health of Kevin Seraphin and Trevor Booker. Davis had been bought out of his contract by the Orlando Magic last week and he fills a need for the Clippers, a perimeter-heavy team that is 38-20 going into Monday's game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans.
Eric Maynor will play backup point guard on Monday night vs. the Bucks.
The Scoop:This move is very likely to stick and he seems to have leapfrogged Lorenzo Brown. Maynor is highly unlikely to see minutes in the teens and has no fantasy value, especially after a sub-par year in Washington.
Danny Granger, who was acquired Thursday from the Indiana Pacers for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen, finally made his way to Philadelphia Saturday. While the Sixers were practicing, Granger underwent his physical. The other newcomers from Thursday -- Byron Mullens, Henry Sims and Eric Maynor -- were practicing with the team. Brett Brown has yet to meet Granger, who may or may not be a player he'll coach.
In most cities around the NBA, Thursday provided a boring trade deadline. But Sixers president/GM Sam Hinkie made enough moves for an entire conference, trading three players (Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner, Lavoy Allen) and acquiring five (Earl Clark, Henry Sims, Eric Maynor, Danny Granger, Byron Mullens), along with six second-round picks.
The Scoop: None.
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A lot riding for Sixers on Nerlens Noel's new shot (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia) (1 Day Ago | courtesy: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia) Nerlens Noel would be at the free throw line. Brett Brown would be somewhere in the same vicinity usually a step or two behind the player. Noel would stand on his left foot and lift his right leg. Then Noel would extend his arm and flick his wrist and release the ball toward the basket, making sure to concentrate on his follow through while keeping that leg raised. More...