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One lesson to be learned about the NBA trade deadline: no team is exempt from the rumor mill.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are listening to trade offers for backup point guard Eric Maynor, per Ken Berger of CBS Sports.com. This news should come as no surprise to fans of the team because Maynor has clearly fallen out of favor in head coach Scott Brooks' rotation. One team Berger mentions as a possible suitor is the Utah Jazz, the team that drafted Maynor back in 2009 with the No. 20 overall pick.
The Thunder are listening to offers for backup point guard Eric Maynor, who is eager for more playing time. Maynor will be a restricted free agent this summer. Utah needs a backup point guard and would be a good fit, but sources say the Jazz front office is consumed with the dilemma of whether to trade Jefferson or Paul Millsap.
Before Maynor's ACL injury in Jan. of 2012, he was the primary backup to Russell Westbrook and enjoyed some success off the bench for the Thunder. This season however, he has been unable to secure the backup duties and lost the position battle to second year guard Reggie Jackson in late December. As Berger notes above, Maynor would prefer to land somewhere where he can get minutes.
Maynor will be a restricted free agent this summer and has a qualifying offer of roughly $3.3 million. For his career, the fourth year guard has averaged 4.2 points and 2.9 assists in just over 14 minutes per game.