NBA Trades: OKC Thunder send Eric Maynor to Portland Trail Blazers

Dec 14, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Eric Maynor (6) drives the ball past Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas (22) during the game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder defeated the Kings 113-103. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded point guard Eric Maynor to the Portland Trail Blazers for a trade exception, according to multiple sources.

The Thunder were said to be actively shopping Maynor around the league as the deadline approached and they were hoping to land a first round pick for him.

Maynor lost his job to Reggie Jackson midway through the month of December. Maynor was only shooting slightly over 30 percent from the field this season and did not look fully recovered from the torn ACL he suffered a season ago.

The Thunder have been stockpiling trade assets with this trade and the James Harden one and they will certainly look to be major players at the time of the NBA Draft this summer.

There was a rumor that the Thunder were talking with the Phoenix Suns about a trade that would have sent Maynor, Kendrick Perkins, Jeremy Lamb and a first round pick in exchange for Marcin Gortat and P.J Tucker.

The turned out to be just a rumor however and as it turns out the Thunder weren’t interested enough in cashing in on some of their trade assets. Instead they add some more.

Topics: Eric Maynor, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers

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