With a little under 10 minutes until the official close of trades (everything has to be in by 3 pm eastern unless a team gets approval from the league office due to negotiations) it seems we finally have a really interesting trade.
OKC and Portland seriously discussing a deal that would send Eric Maynor to Blazers, I'm told— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013
The Blazers and Thunder are in talks that would send Eric Maynor to Portland, league sources told ESPN— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 21, 2013
Maynor has fallen out of the rotation in Oklahoma City after tearing his ACL last year and struggling upon his return. Had Reggie Jackson not emerged I imagine that no discussion would be happening. But the Thunder are rich in talent and Mayor is the kind of player who should be getting minutes. He's not a starter, but he's certainly among the best back ups in the league. Certainly better than this guy...
When I asked about the backup PG position, Carlisle said: "Right now, Mike James is our backup point guard."— Bryan Gutierrez (@BallinWithBryan) February 21, 2013
I'll update when I find out more about the trade, if it goes through.
Update 2:55pm: Well that was fast.
Eric Maynor going from OKC to the Blazers is 100 percent happening, sources say— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013
Update: 2:57 It seems OKC is getting a draft pick and a trade exception. Seems light for a player of his value.
The Blazers will use an exception to take Eric Maynor, likely sending a pick to OKC.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 21, 2013