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    I made a thread earlier in the season that we would go after Mayo.

    I was right but the trade didn't go through...

    McRob and a 1st rounder (15-20) for the talented Mayo???

    Damn..

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    Default Re: OJ Mayo better not turn out to be a star

    After how many seasons has Mayo been in the NBA ( 3 or 4 seasons? ) ......if the question of whether OJ Mayo can be a star or not hasn't been answered yet....then IMHO...the likely answer is the latter...not the former.

    It's entirely possible that Mayo just hasn't found the right Coach or Team and that he's an All-Star waiting to happen....but IMHO....if you haven't shown flashes of brilliance by now....then it probably won't happen. This doesn't mean that he won't be a decent to solid Starting quality SG....it just means that him being an All-Star is unlikely.
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    He won't.

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    Here are Mayo stats for those that keep saying that he is a bust

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/.../mayooj01.html


    2008-09 21 MEM NBA 3.8 apg 18.5 ppg


    2009-10 22 MEM NBA 3.8 apg 17.5


    2010-11 23 MEM NBA 2.5 apg 12.1 ppg



    Career NBA 3.5 apg 16.7 ppg

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    In all likelihood, he won't.

    He's a good second option scoring wise on a lot of teams. But he's not a star.
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    Let's not forget that Mayo put up 19/4/3 as a rookie 18 months out of high school. He's had a rough season and needs a fresh start badly, but he has star-level talent. I would've gladly given two run-of-the-mill young players and a so-so 1st round pick for him.

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    Here are Mayo stats for those that keep saying that he is a bust

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/.../mayooj01.html


    2008-09 21 MEM NBA 3.8 apg 18.5 ppg


    2009-10 22 MEM NBA 3.8 apg 17.5


    2010-11 23 MEM NBA 2.5 apg 12.1 ppg



    Career NBA 3.5 apg 16.7 ppg

    What disturbs me the most? His FG and FT percentages have dropped. Points per game is not a good indicator. After all, you have to consider the addition of Zach Randolph and the emergence of Marc Gasol, etc. However, when a player's percentages drop that is a strong indicator that something is wrong. I, for one, question his offseason work ethic.

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    What disturbs me the most? His FG and FT percentages have dropped. Points per game is not a good indicator. After all, you have to consider the addition of Zach Randolph and the emergence of Marc Gasol, etc. However, when a player's percentages drop that is a strong indicator that something is wrong. I, for one, question his offseason work ethic.
    He worked had in the offseason, I remember hearing how hard he was working and trying to move to the point guard position, he didn't have to go to the summer league and was there playing with the team.

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    It is clear to me that there's not many people here at PD that know what they're talking about. You don't have 20 teams contacting your team about trying to trade for you...coming up with offers of Monta Ellis & filler for you and the #2 pick (Thabeet) if you're just a horrible player. Everybody knows that Mayo is an elite player with elite skills and he will soon be an NBA All-Star that everybody will be pouting over not getting earlier before he broke out. Today I blame David Stern and the NBA because of the Hornets f'ing up the trade for Mayo, and yet while McRoberts has become a very good player for us, he will never be an O.J. Mayo. O.J. has the potential to be a Kobe Bryant...in fact, most scouts compare him to Kobe, at least offensively, if not better than Kobe. This kid is special and right now Rudy Gay is ruining the Grizzlies' and Mayo's success in the NBA and we should have salvaged Mayo's career today, but unfortunately that wasn't the case. You may think I'm crazy, but be sure to come back and thank me when O.J. is making numerous All-Star teams and such in a couple of years once he figures the league out.

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    As long as he's in Memphis, he won't be.

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    As long as he's in Memphis, he won't be.
    Thats why I wanted him the kid just needed a change of scenery and we were getting him on a cheap rookie contract and not trading major pieces.

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    OJ Mayo is a decent, average, middling SG.

    I would've done the deal that was proposed, but at the same time I don't think the Pacers missing out on Mayo is anything to be distraught about.

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    Thats why I wanted him the kid just needed a change of scenery and we were getting him on a cheap rookie contract and not trading major pieces.
    I agree.

    I didn't want him when I first saw the deal today, but after reading about him, I quickly changed my mind and would glady give up Josh and a pick for him.

    I feel like he'd come to this organization and mature with these guys.

    Hopefully Bird still keeps him in mind in the offseason.

    I'd love to see him and Paul playing together.

    Just wish we didn't have to get the NBA's Hornets involved.

    It was surfaced around the league that it was Mayo for McRoberts and 2011 First.

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    I have proof that OJ Mayo is not and won't be a star.....




    Earlier today the Grizzlies tried to trade him for Josh McRoberts.
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    Yes he will be. He IMO is the most overlooked player in terms of potential. Today's trade would have been awesome for 3 reasons.

    That pick was lottery protected.
    Mcroberts could be resigned in the offseason.
    We get a player who can average more than Iggy, distribute more than Iggy not as good as him on defense but mayo is a quick pesky defender. We get him for basically nothing.

    Note: rush and the third team werent involves until bird "insisted" on a third team.

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    I have proof that OJ Mayo is not and won't be a star.....




    Earlier today the Grizzlies tried to trade him for Josh McRoberts.
    Pau Gasol Kawame Brown ring a bell? just sayin there FO is pretty dumb there owner is also.

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    Yes he will be. He IMO is the most overlooked player in terms of potential. Today's trade would have been awesome for 3 reasons.

    That pick was lottery protected.
    Mcroberts could be resigned in the offseason.
    We get a player who can average more than Iggy, distribute more than Iggy not as good as him on defense but mayo is a quick pesky defender. We get him for basically nothing.

    Note: rush and the third team werent involves until bird "insisted" on a third team.
    had you till you start talking about defense. OJ Mayo's defense is pretty bad and there is nothing pesky about it.

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    Note: rush and the third team werent involves until bird "insisted" on a third team.
    Unless Memphis was willing to take on Rush as well, a third team would have been needed. McBob +1st for Mayo straight up doesn't clear the trade checker.
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    wonder if the Pacers will try to work a trade in the off season. maybe a sign and trade.
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    Unless Memphis was willing to take on Rush as well, a third team would have been needed. McBob +1st for Mayo straight up doesn't clear the trade checker.
    with our TPE it might just barley clear

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    I hope you'll all remember we dodged a bullet the next time Mayo does something boneheaded that gets him in the wrong headlines...

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    with our TPE it might just barley clear
    Our TPE isn't big enough to cover Mayo's salary. Memphis either needed to accept more salary or a third team was needed to take on salary (Rush, possibly another player).

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    Our TPE isn't big enough to cover Mayo's salary. Memphis either needed to accept more salary or a third team was needed to take on salary (Rush, possibly another player).
    if it was within 25% we woud been able to do it. I dont think they were within 25% after the TPE

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    I have proof that OJ Mayo is not and won't be a star.....




    Earlier today the Grizzlies tried to trade him for Josh McRoberts.

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