Eric Maynor Hopes To Remain With Blazers

March 11 2013 at 8:55am CDT By Luke Adams

After spending most of his NBA career with the Thunder, Eric Maynor is just seven games into his stint with the Trail Blazers, but is enjoying his time in Portland so far. As he tells Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com, Maynor hopes the team tenders him a qualifying offer, and is very open to the idea of remaining a Blazer beyond this season.

"That would be great for me," Maynor said of potentially receiving a qualifying offer. "There's a bunch of cool dudes that work hard and want to get better. I'm used to that and those are the type of guys I want to be around. This is the type of team that I want to be on."

General manager Neil Olshey is keeping his options open when it comes to filling out the roster this summer, so it's not clear yet whether Maynor will be re-signed. But according to the Blazers GM, the club had the future in mind when it traded for Maynor last month.

"We acquired Eric because we felt he could be a long-term solution at a position of need," Olshey said. "Obviously we are pleased with the impact he has made and how quickly he has fit in. We plan to use the remainder of the season to evaluate how he, and all of our potential free agents, fit into our roster composition."

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