Posted by Royce Young
UPDATE: The Thunder announced Sunday that after evaluation, it was revealed that Maynor tore his right ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season.
“It is unfortunate to lose a player like Eric, whose work ethic and leadership has contributed to the culture of our organization,” Sam Presti said in a release. “Knowing him and the mental toughness he possesses, we are confident that he will do everything necessary to come back from this injury and be prepared for the 2012-13 season. Injuries are part of the NBA, and although it is tough to lose Eric, we must move forward and focus on our continued improvement as a basketball team.”
Early in the fourth quarter Saturday against the Rockets, Thunder backup point guard Eric Maynor went down with what appears to be a pretty serious right knee injury. His knee buckled underneath him and he had to be carried off the floor by his teammates.
Don't want to speculate on it, but it certainly didn't look good especially with Maynor's reaction. Maynor is a major part of Oklahoma City's solid bench, backing up All-Star Russell Westbrook. Maynor is a more steady, even-handed change of pace off the bench for OKC, looking to play more as a pure point to Westbrook's scoring-minded, aggressive style.
The Thunder have two other point guards on the roster in rookie Reggie Jackson and veteran Royal Ivey.