Nov 8, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Eric Maynor (6) drives past Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) during the second half at the United Center. The Thunder beat the Bulls 97-91. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: OKC Thunder shopping Eric Maynor for first-round pick

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been reportedly active in shopping third string point guard Eric Maynor.

It is now being reported that the Thunder are looking to acquire a first-round pick for Maynor.


It’s hard to imagine a team willing to send a first-round pick to the Thunder for only Maynor. Maynor has been dreadful this season shooting just over 30 percent from the field and does not look like the player he was before tearing his ACL a year ago.

There are a few teams out there interested in getting a backup point guard. The Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz are a few of them.

The Raptors reportedly called about Maynor and a deal was discussed that would have brought Alan Anderson and John Lucas to OKC for Maynor. That deal is now dead.

The Jazz still seem like a possible destination for Maynor. They drafted him and are reportedly interested in him. They have a lot of young talent on their roster so they may not mind giving up a first-round pick for him.

The Thunder already have at least two first-round picks this coming draft. Getting another would obviously be to a plan to gain assets as opposed to drafting a bunch of rookies.

The deadline is at 3 p.m. EST. We will keep you up to date here with the latest rumors and news about the Thunder and the rest of the league.

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