Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/11/13
Eric Maynor was sitting in a chair, slipping on his flip-flops after the Wizards’ morning shoot-around, when Kevin Seraphin gave him a basketball and asked for a pass. Reluctantly, Maynor threw Seraphin the ball and started the countdown for a game-winner. “Three, two, one…” Seraphin missed. “And the Wizards lose,” Maynor shouted, as if he was broadcasting a game. Seraphin tried and missed again and asked for another shot. “KS Life for the win,” Maynor shouted, using Seraphin’s favorite Twitter hashtag, but Seraphin missed again. “And the Wizards lose again,” Maynor said. Wizards teammates standing nearby, all started laughing. Two more times, Seraphin took a pass and missed, forcing Maynor to once again use his broadcasting voice to ask, “Why does Witt keep calling plays for this guy?” Unwilling to leave on a miss, Seraphin gave the ball back to Maynor and said, “Okay. I will make it this time.” When Seraphin missed for a sixth time, Maynor shook his head and headed for the team bus. Other than Seraphin’s inability to give him an assist after shoot-around, Maynor was excited about being back in Oklahoma City, where he spent part of four seasons before getting dealt to Portland last February. In his time with the Thunder, Maynor played an instrumental role as Russell Westbrook’s backup on a team that rose from a doormat to a perennial championship contender. “It’s cool,” Maynor said. “Had a good 3½ years here. Always good to come back here and see people that I was around for that amount of time. Looking forward to playing here.” In his first season with the Wizards, Maynor is averaging 4.4 points and 2.8 assists and still getting accustomed to a new system and new teammates. He has the second-highest player efficiency rating behind John Wall at 19.9, but has been unable to build or hold on to leads when he enters the game. His plus-minus for the season is a minus-18, but he has managed to compile an assist to turnover ratio of 14-to-1.
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