Eric Maynor has spent three seasons with the Thunder, taking part in the team’s rise from up-and-comers to legit contenders.
I’ll never forget his fourth quarter performance against the Mavericks in Game 2 of the 2011 Western Conference Finals where he played so well, Scott Brooks sat Russell Westbrook for basically the entire fourth quarter.
After tearing his ACL last season and failing to fully recover from it this season, Maynor lost his backup job to Reggie Jackson after 25 games and with him being a restricted free agent this summer, it was necessary to deal him, which OKC did to Portland. Kind of sad to see him go, but definitely the best for him and his career.
Here are some reactions around Twitter to Maynor’s departure:
I want to thank the Oklahoma City Thunder for everything the last 3 years……appreciate all the love n support from the fans as well……
— Eric Maynor (@EMaynor3) February 21, 2013
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 21, 2013
— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) February 21, 2013