News: Trail Blazers point guard Eric Maynor continued to see a decent role Thursday against the Bulls, as he played 24 minutes off the bench. Maynor score eight points on 4 of 9 shooting, and added two assists, in a 99-89 victory.
Analysis: Maynor has enjoyed a larger role with the Blazers, after a deadline-day trade. The Blazers are trying to figure out if they want to bring Maynor back into the fold this offseason as a restricted free agent, so he should continue to see minutes off the bench. He is averaging 8.3 points and 2.8 assists per game over the last 10 games and remains a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Trail Blazers guard Eric Maynor was quite uncomfortable early this season in Oklahoma City, as he looked tentative coming off knee surgery. He seems to have found the right spot following a mid-season trade to Portland, as he reached double-digits in scoring for the third game in a row Friday against the Spurs. Maynor scored 20 points in 23 minutes, just four points short of his career high set in 2009. Maynor shot 8 of 11 from the field and 2 of 3 from three-point range, while chipping in six assists and two steals in a 136-106 win.
Analysis: Maynor took a few games post-trade to get going, but he has been excellent recently. Maynor has topped 20 minutes in each of the last four games, averaging 12.3 points and 6.3 assists per game over that streak, as the team has already grown comfortable featuring him in dual point guard lineups. Maynor looks to have found a suitable role in the Blazers offense and is showing signs of being useful for Fantasy purposes. He might be worth a look off the waiver wires in deeper formas.
News: Trail Blazers guard Eric Maynor made an impact for his new team for the first time Saturday against the Timberwolves. Maynor racked up a career-high 12 assists in 31 minutes of action, to help Portland to a 109-94 win. He added seven points on 3 of 7 shooting.
Analysis: Maynor had done little for the Blazers since a pre-deadline trade from Oklahoma City, but the team appears to have plans for him. He played in plenty of two point guard lineups, which could be a look they used more often moving forward, given their last of depth. Unfortunately, Maynor is averaging just 2.7 points and 2.0 assists per game on the season, and has a long way to go before earning your trust in more Fantasy formats.
News: After being acquired from the Thunder at the trade deadline, Eric Maynor made his debut for the Trail Blazers on Sunday against the Celtics. He scored two points and dished out three assists. Maynor also posted a rebound in the 92-86 win. He went 1 for 5 from the field, missing both of his attempts from downtown, while playing 15 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Maynor averaged 2.8 points while seeing under 11 minutes per game in Oklahoma City and should see more playing time in Portland. Despite his role increase, however, continue to ignore the 25-year-old in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger reports that a league source confirms the Thunder have traded backup point guard Eric Maynor to Portland for a draft pick. Maynor will be the No. 2 point guard for the Blazers behind rookie Damian Lillard.
Analysis: Maynor was he third point guard on the depth chart for the Thunder, averaging just 2.8 points and 2.0 assists in 10.6 minutes per game. He is likely to see a larger role for the Blazers, who have one of the shallowest benches in the league, however he has never been much of a Fantasy contributor, averaging 4.2 points and 2.9 assists per game in his career. He should probably continue to be ignored in all leagues unless his role seriously increases with the Blazers.
News: The Thunder apparently have received multiple questions regarding the availability of guard Eric Maynor in trade, reports Yahoo! Sports Sunday. Oklahoma City appears to be inclined to keep Maynor, however they would be open to hearing offers.
Analysis: Maynor played seven minutes on Friday against Phoenix and scored six points with two assists on 3 for 3 from the field. He's averaging just over 10 minutes per game this season and has low Fantasy value in his current situation. A trade could change that a bit, so owners may want to monitor his movement from afar until after the trade deadline.
News: Despite being involved in a blowout that saw them lead for by 15-plus points for most of the final three quarters, Thunder guard Eric Maynor was unable to find the floor Wednesday against the Nuggets. Maynor earned a DNP - coachs decision for the third game in a row. After the game, coach Scott Brooks told reporters that Maynor is still trying to find his way back into the rotation. "He wants to be out there & play, Brooks said. He still works & he's still looking for an opportunity & usually it comes around."
Analysis: Maynor was a decent backup point guard for a couple of years with the Thunder, but a knee injury last season has sapped him of his effectiveness at this point. He is averaging a career-low 2.9 points and 2.1 assists per game, while playing just 11.3 minutes in 31 games. At this point, he has no Fantasy value.
News: Thunder guard Eric Maynor saw his most extensive playing time in the last 10 games Wednesday against the Timberwolves, however he still played just six minutes in the blowout win. Maynor was held scoreless in those six minutes, while adding a pair of assists in a 106-84 win.
Analysis: At one point, Maynor was the primary backup at point guard, but he has struggled in his return from knee surgery. He has played just 20 minutes in the last 10 games, and can be safely ignored in all Fantasy formats.
News: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson may be the primary backup to point guard Russell Westbrook going forward, reports the Oklahoman Wednesday. Jackson was the first backup in the game before Eric Maynor Tuesday against Miami.
Analysis: Maynor did not play Tuesday in Miami and has just seven points in his last four games combined. Losing a rung on the depth chart, Maynor has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: Thunder guard Eric Maynor was once again a non-factor in Oklahoma City's contest against the Hornets Friday night. Maynor finished with three points in the blowout win on just 1 of 3 shooting from the field. He did make his lone attempt from behind the arc and also added two assists to his stat line while logging 14 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Maynore continues to serve as Russell Westbrook's primary backup but has not seen many minutes in that role. In fact he is averaging just 13 minutes on the year as the Thunder are being cautious with his playing time with him coming off knee surgery. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore Maynor in all formats at this point in the year.
News: After tearing his ACL last January, Thunder guard Eric Maynor was able to play in Thursday's season opener against the Spurs. He played 11 minutes off the bench and scored seven points in the 86-84 loss. He went 3 for 6 from the floor, including 1 for 2 from downtown. Maynor also chipped in with three rebounds in the defeat.
Analysis: Maynor proved his health during the preseason and should continue to progress as the season goes on. With James Harden now in Houston, he is expected to serve as a key member off the bench for the Thunder and help pick up the scoring slack in the second unit. Maynor remains the primary backup to Russell Westbrook, but he could have some value as a reserve player in deeper Fantasy formats for now.
News: Slowly but surely, Thunder guard Eric Maynor continues to make strides in his return from surgery to repair a torn ACL he suffered last January. Now close to full strength, Maynor averaged 21.8 minutes per game during the preseason while starting one contest. He posted an average of 8.0 points a night while dishing out 4.3 assists. "He still dictates the game, looks for his shot when he's open and makes great decisions," his former teammate James Harden told The Oklahoman. "Obviously he has to get back into a feel. But these last few weeks he's done a great job of getting there. And I think as time goes on he's going to feel more comfortable out there on the court."
Analysis: With Harden traded to Houston last weekend, Maynor is expected to serve as a key member off the bench for the Thunder and help pick up the scoring slack in the second unit. The 25-year-old has connected on 40.8 percent of his career attempts from the field, and teammates are expecting more development this season. "It takes you a couple of games (to trust the knee)," said Kendrick Perkins, who fell victim a knee injury in Game 6 of the 2010 Finals. "But once you get the rhythm, it just takes that one breakout game before you get back to going." Maynor remains the primary backup to Russell Westbrook, but he could have some value as a reserve player in deeper Fantasy formats for now.
News: Thunder guard Eric Maynor (knee) has been fully cleared for basketball activities and does not anticipate being on a minutes restriction this season, reports the Oklahoman. Maynor underwent surgery back in January to repair a torn ACL he suffered last year against the Rockets.
Analysis: Maynor has been been given full clearance to get back on the court and the Thunder are counting on him to serve as Russell Westbrook's primary backup. However, that usually only translates into about 15 minutes per game, which makes it tough for him to consistently get his numbers. In fact, Maynor has never averaged more than than 4.2 points or 3.3 assists per game and we would not expect that to change this season. Fantasy owners should consider Maynor merely waiver-wire fodder heading into the 2012-13 campaign.
News: Thunder guard Eric Maynor remains on target to get back to the team in time for 2012-13 training camp, after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee in January. According to The Oklahoman, Maynor has been with the team and taking part in shooting drills, and should be ready for the start of next season. "He's progressing very well," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said.
Analysis: Maynor fills an important role for the Thunder as the teams backup point guard, however he has never averaged more than 4.2 points or 3.3 assists per game. It sounds like he plans to be there when the season begins, however he is unlikely to have much value in most Fantasy leagues and should not be targeted on Draft Day.
News: The Thunder announced Wednesday that Eric Maynor had successful surgery to fix his torn ACL. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp next season.
Analysis: Maynor went for a second opinion on his right knee, but the surgery couldn't be avoided. He will now get ample time to recover and prepare to return next season. Continue to ignore Maynor outside of long-term Fantasy keeper formats.
News: Thunder G Eric Maynor will fly to New York on Tuesday to receive a second opinion on his right knee, reports the Oklahoman. Maynor, who tore the ACL in his right knee back on Jan. 7, is expected to miss the remainder of the season. He has yet to have surgery.
Analysis: Maynor's second opinion is routine for players who sustain an injury of this magnitude, so don't be expecting any earth shattering news to come from this. The 24-year-old is still expected to be out for the remainder of the season and therefore can be ignored in all seasonal formats at this time.
News: Thunder guard Eric Maynor (knee) will miss the rest of the season after it was found out Sunday he tore his right ACL. Maynor suffered the injury in Saturday's game at Houston.
Analysis: The loss of Maynor is certainly far more important to the Thunder than Fantasy owners. Maynor was just a low-end Fantasy option for the deepest of leagues, when healthy. He can be ignored across the board at this point.
News: Thunder guard Eric Maynor suffered what looked like a serious knee injury on Saturday night at Houston, reports NBCSports.com on Sunday. Maynor played just eight minutes in the game and went 0 for 1 from the field. He is initially considered day to day, but this injury will likely keep him out longer.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should keep an eye on what he is diagnosed with after being evaluated on Sunday, although this has the look of a long-term injury. Maynor can be considered merely a low-end reserve in most formats, when healthy.
News: Thunder G Eric Maynor left Saturday night's game against the Thunder after sustaining a right leg injury. Maynor sustained the injury on a drive to the basket in the fourth quarter, immediately falling to ground and grabbing his right knee when he got under the basket. Coach Scott Brooks said Maynor suffered a right leg injury and he will be re-evaluated on Sunday.
Analysis: While the Thunder are calling Maynor's injury a leg issue, it clearly looked like the injury is to his knee rather than leg. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on what he is diagnosed with after being evaluated on Sunday, although this has the look of a long-term injury. Maynor can be considered merely a low-end reserve in most formats, when healthy.
News: Oklahoma City G Eric Maynor failed to score a point for the second time this season, but registered six assists during the Thunder's 107-97 win over Phoenix on Saturday. Maynor missed all four of his attempts from the floor, including both 3-pointers, in 23 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Maynor is not a reliable scorer in Oklahoma City's dynamic offense and is mainly a pass-first guard. He has posted three assists in four of his first five games this season while serving as the backup to point guard Russell Westbrook. Continue to ignore him in all Fantasy formats for now.
News: The Thunder have picked up the option year on the contracts of Serge Ibaka, James Harden, Eric Maynor, Byron Mullens and Cole Aldrich, keeping them all with the franchise for two more seasons. GM Sam Presti announced the moves Tuesday, extending the contracts through the 2012-13 season.
Analysis: Maynor has minimal Fantasy value heading into 2011-12. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: Oklahoma City guard Eric Maynor had just three points but finished with a team-high seven assists in the Thunder's 111-88 loss to Orlando on Friday night. Maynor had a woeful shooting night and made just one of his seven attempts from the field -- a 3-pointer. It was his lowest-scoring output of the season when playing more than 20 minutes (he logged 21 on Friday).
Analysis: Despite the acquisition of Nate Robinson from Boston, Maynor will remain the team's primary backup to point guard Russell Westbrook. It would be easy for Fantasy owners to lose confidence in Maynor after his shooting performance against the Magic, but Oklahoma City is content with his assist production. He doesn't play much anyway -- 14.6 minutes per game -- and should considered only in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Thunder guard Eric Maynor saw some extra minutes in Wednesday's win over the Hornets because starting point guard Russell Westbrook was dealing with foul trouble. Maynor played 22 minutes -- the most he's seen since November -- of efficient basketball for Oklahoma City. He scored nine points on 3 of 5 shooting, assisting on three baskets in the process.
Analysis: Maynor usually spells Westbrook, because of the career-year that he is in the middle of. But with him in foul trouble, Maynor ran the offense just as well. He played with his usual patient style, which allowed him to create scoring opportunities for himself as well as others. Still, he can be ignored in Fantasy, unless he sees an increase in minutes and production or the unthinkable happens to Westbrook.
News: Thunder guard Eric Maynor was able to play through his foot injury in Tuesday's 110-105 loss to the Grizzlies. Maynor, who has been dealing with a sprained foot, scored four points in the victory on 1 of 2 shooting from the field. He played just 10 minutes in the defeat and finished with two rebounds and an assist.
Analysis: Maynor gets around 15 minutes per game as the backup to Russell Westbrook for the Thunder. He can be ignored in Fantasy, unless he sees an increase in minutes and production.
News: Oklahoma City PG Eric Maynor (foot) played on Tuesday at Memphis despite coming into the game as a question mark. Coach Scott Brooks said after practice Monday that Maynor sustained the injury in Thunder's loss to San Antonio on Saturday.
Analysis: Maynor gets around 15 minutes per game as the backup to Russell Westbrook for the Thunder. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor his status to see when he can get back on the court, however, he has just minimal Fantasy value when healthy.
News: Thunder guard Eric Maynor has a sprained right foot and is considered day to day. Coach Scott Brooks said after practice Monday that Maynor sustained the injury in Thunder's loss to San Antonio on Saturday.
Analysis: Maynor has only been seeing around 15 minutes a game off the bench this season, serving as Russell Westbrook's backup. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor his status to see when he can get back on the court. He has minimal Fantasy value when healthy.
News: Thunder G Eric Maynor did not have his finest shooting performance on Saturday night against the Spurs. He went just 2 for 7 from the field, finishing with four points and four rebounds in the 101-74 loss. He went 0 for 3 from downtown and committed two turnovers in 18 minutes off the bench. Maynor also chipped in with two assists and a steal in the defeat. He is averaging five points in 15.4 minutes over his last five contests.
Analysis: Maynor continues to see small minutes off the bench for Oklahoma City but he contributes across the board when on the court. Along with averaging five points over the last five games, he is also chipping in with two rebounds, three assists and 0.8 steals. But as long as Russell Westbrook is healthy, the 23-year-old will continue to see a minimal role off the bench. Leave Maynor on waivers in all Fantasy formats until his role improves.
News: Thunder G Eric Maynor had another decent performance in limited time on Friday night against the Kings. He scored four points and collected five assists in 16 minutes during the 102-87 win. He went 2 for 3 from the field. Maynor is averaging 4.9 points with 2.3 assist per game this season.
Analysis: Maynor has not seen a ton of playing time this season but he has still found a way to produce. He is averaging five points with four assists over the last three games but will continue to see minimal minutes as long as Russell Westbrook is healthy. Leave Maynor on waivers in all formats until his role improves.
News: Guard Eric Maynor had perhaps his finest all-around game of the season Saturday to help the Thunder upend the Bucks for its fourth consecutive victory. Maynor led all scorers off the bench -- for both teams -- with 12 points while adding five rebounds and three assists. Maynor played 21 minutes mostly spelling starter Russell Westbrook, who made just 5 of his 18 shots.
Analysis: Maynor doesn't get a lot of playing time with the superstar Westbrook playing in front of him but he does offer a nice complement for the Thunder, which was playing without Kevin Durant for the second consecutive night. His 21 minutes were the third-most he's played this season but as long as remains a backup, he should be left on your Fantasy waiver wire.
News: Oklahoma City guard Eric Maynor is the backup behind Russell Westbrook, but he has accepted his role on the team. "Me and Russell are two different kinds of point guard, and I think that's what teams need," Maynor told The Oklahoman. "He's more of a quick guy with his speed. I'm more of a slow-it-down prototype. I just try to keep the pace of the game going and get my teammates to do what they need to do." Westbrook agrees and said they play hard against each other in practice, which makes them both better. Maynor knows his chance to play will come in spurts during the season, but he seems to be OK with that. "You have to step up at different times of the season," coach Scott Brooks said. "He (Maynor) has the ability to do that. I feel confident he can play big minutes one game and not as many minutes another game, but they're going to be good minutes. That's the life of a backup point guard. There might be an eight-minute game and a 25-minute game in there, but you have to be ready for what the coach and what the team needs."
Analysis: Maynor is averaging 4.0 points, 1.6 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game so far this season. While he is valuable to the Thunder, Maynor doesn't do much for Fantasy owners. As long as he's the backup he should be ignored in all Fantasy formats.
News: Oklahoma City guard Eric Maynor was given just 13 minutes on Wednesday in the season opener against the Bulls. He made the most of it, though, as he scored 10 points. Maynor didn't miss a shot as he went 3 for 3 from the field and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line. He added one assist and one rebound.
Analysis: Maynor will not be worth anything in Fantasy until the Thunder gives him more minutes. He's not going to hit all his shots most nights and until the minutes go up, he can be ignored largely in Fantasy play.
News: The Oklahoma City Thunder have exercised their contract options for six players, including starting point guard Russell Westbrook. The Thunder announced Monday that they picked up the fourth-year option on Westbrook and forward D.J. White and the third-year option for guards James Harden and Eric Maynor, forward Serge Ibaka and center Byron Mullens. The moves would allow Oklahoma City to keep all six of the players through the end of the 2011-12 season.
Analysis: Maynor, who played his college ball at Virginia Commonwealth, played for the Jazz and Thunder last season and averaged 4.7 points, 3.3 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game over 81 games and two starts. Maynor has low-end Fantasy value this season and should not be owned in Fantasy right now.
News: Thunder G Eric Maynor averaged 3.7 points with 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in a six-game series loss to the Lakers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. He averaged just 12.7 minutes per game after averaging 15.7 minutes per game during the regular season.
Analysis: Maynor had one solid game in the series with 13 points, three rebounds and an assist in 19 minutes -- the most he played in the series. He'll find playing time hard to come by on a regular basis with Russell Westbrook playing ahead of him and will not be a worthy Fantasy option in most formats this fall.
News: Thunder G Russell Westbrook was held scoreless in Sunday's game at Indiana. He was 0 for 4 from the field in just 17 minutes of action. He had five assists in the game. It was the first time this season he was held scoreless. Westbrook was called for a technical foul for comments he made while heading to the bench late in the third quarter. Eric Maynor stepped up off the bench and scored 15 points with 11 assists in 33 minutes. Maynor was averaging around three points and three assists in March coming in.
Analysis: Westbrook had an overall rough afternoon, but that is all it appears to be. He did not show any signs of being injured and was just having a rough afternoon. Perhaps the early start time threw him out of whack. Don't be too alarmed as Westbrook remains a high-end No. 1 Fantasy guard in all formats. Maynor picked up the pieces on Sunday, but that is not likely to be the case again on a regular basis down the stretch. Pass on him off the waiver wire unless an injury is revealed for Westbrook.
News: Oklahoma City PG Eric Maynor scored two points and dished out three dimes on Friday in a win over Denver. Maynor played 16 minutes and shot 1 for 5 from the field. He added two boards and a steal.
Analysis: Maynor, the rookie out of Virginia Commonwealth, is averaging 5.0 PPG on the season but just 3.8 over his last five games. That comes with just 3.2 assists, 2.6 rebound and a poor shooting percentage. Maynor brings little Fantasy value at this time.
News: Thunder PG Eric Maynor is averaging around 13 minutes per night with his new team in four games since being traded to Oklahoma City. Maynor shot 3 of 4 from the field on Tuesday night at Washington over 12 minutes. He hit a three and scored seven points with four assists and two rebounds. He added two steals and one block.
Analysis: Maynor is averaging 4.8 points, 2.2 assists, and under a three pointer per game for the Thunder. He has no Fantasy value until all of those numbers improves as well as the minutes on the court.
News: According to the team's official Web site, the Jazz have traded Matt Harpring and Eric Maynor to the Thunder in exchange for the draft rights of Peter Fehse.
Analysis: Harpring is out for the season and none of the players involved have any real Fantasy appeal. Maynor is a rookie point guard who will play a limited back up role behind Russell Westbrook.
News: Jazz rookie PG Eric Maynor, who made a splash earlier this season when Deron Williams missed time due to injury, played only 12 minutes Wednesday at New Jersey and scored only five points. He has played less than 10 minutes in four of his last six games.
Analysis: With Williams healthy, Maynor is one of the team's last players off the bench. He clearly has potential, but in his current role, he won't get enough minutes to make an impact in Fantasy. Leave him on waivers.
News: Jazz PG Eric Maynor scored 10 points off the bench for the second straight game Monday against the Grizzlies. He also had five assists, four rebounds and two steals.
Analysis: Maynor, a rookie, got a few spot starts for Deron Williams earlier in the year and performed well in them, but as a reserve, his performance will be too spotty for standard Fantasy leagues. Leave him for deeper leagues.
News: Rookie PG Eric Maynor is getting some playing time for the short-handed Jazz because of injuries. The way he's playing, Maynor can expect to still be on the court even when the rest of the Jazz get healthy. Maynor scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday against the Raptors even though he came off the bench with starter Deron Williams back from a personal matter. He also had six assists and four rebounds. Maynor and Williams ran Utah's backcourt for the fourth quarter, and the combination of point guards was too much for the Raptors to overcome. "He continues to impress me," said Williams. "He's playing great. He's composed, he's making plays. He takes a lot of pressure off a lot of people."
Analysis: Maynor started two games in place of Williams, giving him 17.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 7.0 assists over his last three. We have a hard time believing he can make a real Fantasy contribution with Williams back in the lineup, but he certainly bears watching. If nothing else, you know he has the potential.
News: Utah PG Eric Maynor saw the first real action of his NBA career on Friday in a win at Philadelphia. Maynor played 36 minutes and got the start in place of Deron Williams, who has left the team for personal reasons. Maynor shined in the game hitting 6 of 14 shots and a three for 13 points, a career high. He added a career-high 11 assists in the game and picked up a steal.
Analysis: The rookie out of Virginia Commonwealth looked pretty darn good in his first NBA start and first game with over 15 minutes played. He's been way better than advertised of late but he won't continue to play big minutes once Williams can return. Pick Maynor up in very deep leagues but since the Jazz play only three times in Week 4 (Nov. 16-22) and Williams could return for one or all of those games, we don't recommend Maynor's use in Week 4.
News: The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that Deron Williams has left the Utah Jazz for personal reasons and will not play Friday night in Philadelphia. Eric Maynor is expeced to start in his place. His status for Saturday's game in Cleveland is undetermined.
Analysis: Fantasy owners in daily lineup leagues will want to get Williams reserved for Friday's action and possibly Saturday as well if it is determined he won't make it to Cleveland in time for the game. There is no word yet on how long he will be out for. Maynor makes for a very low-end stopgap in Fantasy. The team will likely look to other players to handle the ball more.
News: With a slight frame and a jump shot that still needs some work, Jazz rookie guard Eric Maynor isn't likely to strike fear into his NBA opponents just yet. But the first-round draft pick from Virginia Commonwealth is making progress. He had 14 points and five assists in 23 minutes off the bench to help the Jazz beat the Trail Blazers 99-96 in a preseason game Thursday night. "He doesn't look like he's strong enough to hold down his breakfast," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said of Maynor. "He's got a little more toughness than what he looks at times. He looks to get people the basketball and shot the ball pretty well tonight. He's coming along fine."
Analysis: Maynor scored seven points while playing most of the fourth quarter. "I'm just trying to provide whatever the team needs me to provide every time I go in there," Maynor said. "You learn something new every day just because I'm new at it. You learn something almost every possession. Everything is new to me." The Jazz can afford to bring Maynor along slowly since the already have Deron Williams at point guard. He's not likely to make a Fantasy impact this season.
News: First-round draft pick Eric Maynor has officially signed with the Utah Jazz. Maynor signed the two year deal on Wednesday as the Jazz summer league team began a minicamp in Florida. The Jazz will play in Orlando starting July 6.
Analysis: The Jazz plan to use Maynor to back up starting point guard Deron Williams. He was the two-time Colonial Athletic Association player of the year at Virginia Commonwealth and led the league in assists per game his last three seasons. As a backup, however, his role in Fantasy leagues will be minimal at best.
News: The Jazz selected point guard Eric Maynor with the 20th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. He averaged 22.4 points and 6.2 assists as a senior last season for Virginia Commonwealth.
Analysis: Maynor is destined to play a backup role behind Deron Williams, making his appeal limited in Fantasy -- especially as a rookie. He could develop into a solid backup who can play somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 minutes per game, but will not be worth drafting in Fantasy.