Eric Maynor scoreless in 16 minutes vs. ORL (Mar 2 12:00 ET )
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 Philadelphia 76ers are making a run at the worst record in the NBA. The team made a flurry of moves before the trade deadline, including a blockbuster move that sent former first-round pick Evan Turner and forward-center Lavoy Allen to Indiana for forward Danny Granger and a 2014 second-round pick, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press. In other trades Thursday, the Sixers traded center Spencer Hawes and acquired guard Eric Maynor. At 15-40, the Sixers are four games ahead of Milwaukee for the right to have the most pingpong balls in the draft lottery.
What to do with the 15th and final roster spot for the Wizards, who gained it by trading two players (Eric Maynor and Jan Vesely), sending out a 2015 second-round draft pick and gaining Andre Miller? The roster spot can go unfilled as teams are required to carry a minimum of 13 players. "That's beneficial for us," Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said. If the right player becomes available we do have a roster spot now moving forward."
Eric Maynor never was the Wizards' first choice when he was signed as free agent last summer, but he was the first to accept the offer placed on the table to several available point guards. Moving him by the trade deadline was imperative, persons with knowledge of the situation told CSN Washington. The Wizards didn't have much room under the salary cap and issued an offer to several players who decided to wait to see how free agency shook out. Team president Ernie Grunfeld wouldn't address that process, but the Wizards couldn't afford to wait.
The Denver Nuggets addressed their point guard problem Thursday by sending Andre Miller to Washington and acquiring Aaron Brooks from Houston in a pair of deals at the trade deadline. The Wizards parted with two seldom-used players in forward Jan Vesely and point guard Eric Maynor. Vesely goes to Denver while Mayor goes to Philadelphia, which also received second-round picks from both the Nuggets and Wizards. Vesely and Brooks, who was acquired in exchange for shooting guard Jordan Hamilton, are expected to join the Nuggets for their game at Chicago on Friday night.
The Scoop: None.
Feb 20 5:32 ET
News (various sources)
Jazz-76ers Preview (The Associated Press) (1 Day Ago | courtesy: The Associated Press) While the Philadelphia 76ers have dropped game after game without any end in sight, they appear to have as good a chance as any to finally break through Saturday night. The 76ers try to avoid the second-longest losing streak in team history and a franchise-worst 13th consecutive home defeat as they face the last-place Utah Jazz, who have been especially bad on the road. Philadelphia (15-46) hasn't seen anything go its way since a 95-94 win at Boston on Jan. 29, getting outscored by an average of 19.8 points during its 15-game skid. The 76ers haven't lost 16 in a row since a franchise-worst 20-game slide in 1972-73. More...