When historians tell the tale of 2013 NBA free agency, the focus will center on the likes of Dwight Howard, Andre Iguodala and Josh Smith. Wizards backup point guard Eric Maynor will be no more than a footnote, a minor one at that even if his performance sparkled.

Perhaps that's a good thing considering only six months after free agency tipped Maynor ranks among the worst signings to date.

That is according to USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt, who posted a "Best and Worst free agent signings" article earlier this week. Three names finished on the wrong side of ledger: Detroit's Smith, Cleveland's Andrew Bynum and Maynor, who the Wizards signed on July 1, the first day of free agency. From the USAT article:

Washington Wizards guard Eric Maynor: Signed to a two-year, $4.1 million contract, Maynor was penciled in as a capable backup for John Wall. It hasn't worked, and Maynor knows it. He's shooting 30.0% and averaging 2.4 points in 9.5 minutes a game. Maynor said he will play better, but he's not getting the opportunity right now. He's played in only six games and topped 10 minutes once this month.

Considering Bynum's high profile quit job and Smith's massive contract, Maynor by definition cannot be the worst free agent signing. On a pound-for-pound basis, well, let's see what transpires. What's happening now is that the former VCU sits while the Wizards turn elsewhere for help.