My New Teammate Eric Maynor
What’s good everyone? We had a good win at home last night against the Bobcats. We did what we were supposed to do on our home court, now it’s time to take get back to work on the road.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure you all heard about the newest member of the Thunder family, rookie guard Eric Maynor, who we got in a trade with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday.
I know Eric a little bit. One of my close friends back at home played with him at VCU and I got to know him through him. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pretty cool.
This is my first time playing with him, though. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve watched him play when he was in college. Of course, everyone knows him from putting Duke out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round a couple of years back and hitting that big shot. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got a reputation as a big-game player and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s on our team now.
The circumstances that he came in with, catching three planes and getting traded as a rookie after 20 games, it was tough. He came in and controlled the game for us and got the ball to people in good spots and if we would have made more shots for him he maybe would have had nine or 10 assists. He played well and I know once his feet get under him and he becomes more comfortable with our offense, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to excel. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re glad to have another guy that we can depend on to backup Russell. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a scorer but he knows in this league that he has to defend and distribute the basketball. But he can score when we need him to, and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s versatile in his game. He gives us a different dimension to our offense. Him and Russell are going to be phenomenal for us.
Well, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s it for now. Did everyone get what they wanted for Christmas?
Tags: 2010 NBA Season, Duke, Eric Maynor, Kevin Durant, Kevin Durant Blog, Trades, VCU