Michael Lee of the Washington Post reports that the Wizards have agreed to a multi-year deal with free agent guard Eric Maynor. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
With the signing of Maynor, the Wizards have now found the backup point guard they so strongly desired heading into free agency.
Last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trailblazers, Maynor contributed 4.54 points per game in 15.04 minutes off the bench. While he shot just 37.7% from the field, Maynor also battled a knee injury which limited him to just 64 games.
The Wizards had previously been linked to Maynor and fellow guard Darren Collison as they search for a replacement for A.J. Price, however Lee recently reported that Collison appeared to be out of the Wizards’ price range. Maynor still gives coach Randy Wittman a quality bench guard that has a solid floater and can hit a three when needed, and also has the versatility to play either point or shooting guard. Signing Maynor, in all likelihood, means Price will be playing elsewhere next season.
Keep in mind that players cannot officially sign contracts until July 10, so any deal at this point is just a verbal agreement. While verbal agreements generally ensure that deals will get done, Maynor won’t officially be Wizards property until next Wednesday.