Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports the Thunder are taking offers for backup backup point guard Eric Maynor, who is in search of more playing time.
Chris Broussard of ESPN.com also reports that OKC’s “aggressively” shopping Maynor, but has a very high asking price.
Maynor, who lost his role 25 games into the season, is a restricted free agent this summer and would very much like the opportunity to get playing time to prove he’s healthy again. With it becoming more and more obvious that opportunity won’t be happening with the Thunder, a trade is what makes the most sense.
Teams that are most in need of point guard help: Celtics, Jazz, Cavs, Raptors, Hornets and Mavs, among a few others.
With Maynor almost assuredly leaving OKC in free agency, the Thunder typically don’t let a player walk for nothing. The issue with Maynor is two-fold for OKC to trade him though:
1) If you deal him and don’t work in a replacement, you’re left with only two point guards on the roster, a scary thing heading into the postseason.
2) He doesn’t have much trade value. He’s a player that lost his job because he clearly wasn’t healthy from a knee injury. Pulling anything from a team much more than a second-rounder doesn’t seem likely. Which in terms of value, the Thunder might just be better off hanging on to him.