The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting Eric Maynor may get the nod tonight against the Boston Celtics due to injuries to both Deron Williams and backup PG Ronnie Price. Maynor has played a total of 16 minutes this season but may be thrown into the fire against one of the hottest teams in the league.
Williams will see a chiropractor this afternoon after straining his back. When asked if he could play in his current condition he answered, “No, probably not”.
“I just don’t want to affect the team in a negative way,” Williams added. “That’s my main concern if I’m not out there full strength. When I’m on the court, people look for me to score and not only get people open but create shots. I couldn’t really do that last game.”
Asked about Maynor’s ability to lead the team, Williams responded, “It’s a tough situation to be in,” Williams said. “Your first game you’re going to get big minutes in, to be on the road in Boston against the Celtics. But he’s a solid player, so he’ll be all right.”
Game tips at 7:30.