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NBA: Bucks Sign Mayo to 3-Year, $24 M Deal
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NBA: Bucks Sign Mayo to 3-Year, $24 M Deal

Jul 15 2013, 12:04am CDT | by

The Milwaukee Bucks signed guard O.J. Mayo to a three-year, $24 million deal on Saturday.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed guard O.J. Mayo to a three-year, $24 million deal on Saturday.  Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports negotations took a few days to finish before...

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NBA: Bucks Sign Mayo to 3-Year, $24 M Deal

Jul 15 2013, 12:04am CDT | by

The Milwaukee Bucks signed guard O.J. Mayo to a three-year, $24 million deal on Saturday.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed guard O.J. Mayo to a three-year, $24 million deal on Saturday. 

Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports negotations took a few days to finish before he agreed to the deal with Milwaukee on July 5. He also adds the Bucks had a pressing need at shooting guard after Monta Ellis opted out of the final year of his contract to be a free agent. The Bucks' other previous shooting guards, Mike Dunleavy and J.J. Redick, signed with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers, respectively. 

An ESPN update dated July 13 confirmed Mayo has signed the three-year contract with the Bucks. 

Just like Ellis, Mayo opted out of the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks. Had he chosen to stay in Dallas, he would have earned the $4.2 million owed him for the 2013-14 NBA season. Now, he will be commanding a price of $8 million annually at Milwaukee, Gardner notes.  

Ellis will reportedly be signing with Dallas, per Fox Sports Wisconsin. Once this deal becomes official, he and Mayo will swap starting two-guard spots. 

The Bucks also attempted to lure point guard Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks, but the Hawks matched the offer on the same day Mayo signed with the Bucks. In spite of this, Milwaukee managed to sign Luke Ridnour in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.   

Mayo reportedly drew attention from other teams such as the Timberwolves, Clippers and other teams prior to him commiting to Milwaukee. He averaged 15.3 points and shot a career-high 40.7 percent the three-point area with Dallas in the 2012-13 NBA season. 

 

 
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Breaking Down Milwaukee Bucks' Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

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While there are certainly positional debates to be had elsewhere on the roster, the scenario at small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks—given the logjam and abundance of talent—provides an intriguing one for the 2014-15 season. Rookie Jabari Parker and second-year phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo are arguably the team's two biggest talents, and both are most suited to play the 3. Meanwhile, Khris Middleton is coming off a solid 2013-14 year that saw him provide the Bucks with efficient, ...
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Breaking Down Dallas Mavericks' Shooting Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

Sep 9 2014 12:05am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

A year ago the Mavs signed Monta Ellis with the hope that he’d be an upgrade over the incredibly forgettable O.J. Mayo. The Mavs hoped that they could curtail some of Ellis’ wild plays and increase his efficiency, therefore turning him into a solid starter. Ellis’ inefficiencies have been well documented. He was notorious for launching long, low-percentage jumpers and had a striking aversion to playing defense. His athleticism is undeniable, though before he came to Dalla ...
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Can Kevin Love Accept Diminished Role with Cavaliers?

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Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor isn't wrong about the difficulties Kevin Love will face with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he may have missed the mark on how well the superstar big man will respond to them. Taylor, in an interview with Derek Wetmore of ESPN1500, said: I question Kevin if this is going to be the best deal for him because I think he's going to be the third player on a team. I don't think he's going to get a lot of credi ...
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5 weeks ago

Early Win-Loss Predictions for Milwaukee Bucks Next Season

Aug 14 2014 10:07pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It has been a summer of major change for the Milwaukee Bucks, and, given that fact, it might be easy to forget that this team finished the 2013-14 season with a 15-67 record—the worst in franchise history. With a new and bright outlook, the Bucks will take the floor this year in hopes of improving upon the atrocity of a season ago.  And while expectations should be tempered, fans should be thrilled for this new era to start. It won't ...
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Is There Hope in Sight for Minnesota Timberwolves After Losing Kevin Love?

Aug 8 2014 12:04pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

You'd be forgiven for thinking the Minnesota Timberwolves are cursed after news of Kevin Love's departure became official, but the truth isn't quite so severe as that. Chronic mismanagement in a situation where the margin for error has always been razor-thin is the culprit. Maybe that's its own type of curse, but at least it's one that can be practically corrected. Thanks t ...
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7 weeks ago

O.J. Mayo's brother bolting Marquette for pros

Jul 30 2014 7:06pm CDT | Source: CBSSports

O.J. Mayo's brother bolting Marquette for pro ...
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7 weeks ago

Todd Mayo Leaving Marquette To Pursue Pro Career

Jul 30 2014 5:18pm CDT | Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Todd Mayo, the brother of O.J. Mayo, plans to leave Marquette University before his upcoming senior season and pursue professional basketball in the NBA Development League or overseas, sources with direct knowledge of his decision told RealGM on Wednesday. Mayo confirmed his choice to leave Marquette, and he told RealGM that he expects to sign in the D-League and place his name in the 2015 NBA Draft. “I’m looking forward to the D ...
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