“Eric Maynor! Eric Maynor! He’s back!” Those were the words coming out of my mouth entering training camp this year. Well, now it looks like we may not even see Eric Maynor in the rotation. No, really.
On Wednesday, head coach Scott Brooks was asked about Maynor and if he will automatically be back into the rotation:
“Going into the new season I think the minutes have to be earned,” Brooks said. “During the season if that happened and he came back, that would be something different. There have been a lot of games between his injury and now. I think that spot is open. That spot is open,” Brooks continued. “We have two great choices. Reggie’s really improved his game. He’s much more confident.”
“Nah, me and Reggie, anybody that’s out here is going to work hard,” Maynor said. “We’re going to compete every day. At the end of the day, Scott is the one that’s going to call that shot whoever’s going to be out there.
“I don’t think things could get more intense,” Jackson said.
Hate to put down Reggie Jackson because of how much he has grown, and how mature he has gotten, but to me, this is eccentric. Eric Maynor is if not the best backup point guard in this league, and for him to be questioned about even fitting into rotation is crazy to me. Maybe it’s because he’s not 100% healthy, and Maynor’s throwing out false information? Who knows. The only thing I know is that Maynor should be the backup point guard for this Oklahoma City Thunder team.