Jazz trade Eric Maynor, contract of Matt Harpring to Thunder
Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor announced today that the team has acquired the draft rights to Peter Fehse from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for the contract of Matt Harpring and guard Eric Maynor. The Jazz roster now stands at 12 players.
Re: Jazz trade Eric Maynor, contract of Matt Harpring to Thunder
I understand the move for financial reasons, but why Maynor? He's the only backup PG we have... and no, Price does not count.
As far as Maynor goes, he's a very mediocre backup. Some day he'll probably be a high quality backup PG, but not likely to start much in his career. He'll have a role in the NBA for quite a while, just not to the tune of starting the game.
If the Jazz had another backup PG I wouldn't mind this trade.
Matt Harpring is owed $6.5M for this season. Eric Maynor $1.3M. The Jazz dumped ~$15M off this season's payroll including the luxury tax