Mike Tokito of The Oregonian reports new Portland Trail Blazers guard Eric Maynor's reaction to getting traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
"It was tough, but it's a business," said Maynor, who spoke to Portland reporters for the first time after the Blazers' practice. "You talk to all those guys when you leave, and it was like we started something special over there, and some stuff comes to an end. But I'm excited to be in Portland now."
"I'm looking forward to it, coming in here and playing with a good bunch of guys," Maynor said. "They've got a great coaching staff, I'm looking forward to the minutes. I'm looking forward to playing."
Maynor can become a restricted free agent this summer, if Portland opts to sign him to a $3.35 million offer sheet. In announcing the trade Thursday, Blazers general manager Neil Olshey said he wants to see how Maynor fits in before he decides on that, but said it is possible the Blazers could try to keep Maynor as a long-term piece
"I think I'm going to cross that (bridge) later," Maynor said. "I think just concentrate on the rest of this season. Hopefully, maybe we can get something done."
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