Pregame warmup: Maynor will have to wait

Pregame warmup: Maynor will have to wait
January 1, 2014, 5:30 pm
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(Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Almost a month ago, Eric Maynor vowed the Wizards would see the best of him. That's going to take a while because lately there has been very little of Eric Maynor on the court. 

He has been displaced in the rotation by his best friend on the team, Garrett Temple, who is not only three inches taller at 6-6 but has been more consistent on both ends of the floor. Temple can defend fast point guards such as Kyrie Irving and Brandon Jennings and get the Wizards (14-14) into their offense a lot quicker than Maynor.

Maynor, who was supposed to be an upgrade over A.J. Price as the backup to John Wall, is averaging 2.4 points on 30% shooting and 1.8 assists. He has appeared in just three games since those comments, and all three were lopsided games that already had been decided.

Maynor only played three minutes in a 16-point loss to the L.A. Clippers, four minutes of a 22-point loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves and four minutes in a 24-point win vs. the Detroit Pistons. 

Going into Wednesday's game vs. the Dallas Mavericks at Verizon Center, the Wizards have won five of their last six games. Barring injury or a surprising downturn in the play of Temple, Maynor's chances of making of for his bad start will have to wait.