The most obvious difference between John Wall and Eric Maynor can be seen in their style of play. Wall can be a blur relying on speed and his 6-4 frame to get to the rim and engineer a break-neck pace. Maynor is more understated calling on his fundamental skill set to do a little bit of everything with the least bit of flair. That's why the Wizards signed him as a free agent this summer to replace A.J. Price as the backup. Maynor isn't just the perfect complement to Wall who can share the court with him. Being his polar opposite he will give the Wizards a different look. The jury is still out on exactly what that'll exactly be like. Maybe Saturday when the Wizards face the Chicago Bulls in Rio de Janeiro there'll be an answer (NBATV 5 p.m. ET). "His ability to lead the team and stay poised he has a great demeanor for a point guard especially for a backup point guard" said Garrett Temple who is competing with Maynor for the primary roles behind Wall and shooting guard Bradley Beal. "When John goes out being able to calm guys down he has a calming demeanor." In the Wizards' preseason opener vs. the Brooklyn Nets Maynor wasn't effective. Like Al Harrington who also is in his first year with the team he had trouble finding a rhythm. In 23 minutes Maynor shot 1-for-7 and had three turnovers.
Wizards trust Maynor despite rocky start
CSN Washington | Oct 11