Portland, OR (Sports Network) - The Portland Trail Blazers acquired point
guard Eric Maynor from the Oklahoma City Thunder during Thursday's trade
The Thunder will receive the rights to forward Georgios Printezis, as well as
a trade exception Portland previously had received from New York in last
July's deal that sent Raymond Felton to the Knicks.
Maynor, a first-round pick of Utah in 2009 who's averaged 4.2 points and 2.9
assists over four NBA seasons, will presumably serve as the main backup to
Rookie of the Year candidate Damian Lillard in Portland. The 25-year-old had
fallen behind 2011 first-rounder Reggie Jackson as the primary understudy to
All-Star Russell Westbrook with the Thunder.
In 37 games with Oklahoma City this season, Maynor has averaged 2.8 points and
Printezis was a second-round selection of San Antonio in the 2007 draft but
has spent his entire pro career in Europe, presently playing in his native
Greece. The 27-year-old's rights were shipped to Portland from the Knicks as
part of the Felton trade.
To make room for Maynor, the Blazers waived guard Ronnie Price. The 29-year-
old journeyman averaged 2.7 points and 1.9 assists over 39 games with Portland
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