GTG, on 17 February 2012 - 11:17 PM, said:
I think his performance tonight (while good) only further confirms my previous statements regarding his inconsistency on the offensive end. OJ has some remarkable potential, and we've seen it at times, but more often than not, it is only displayed for a few games before he falls into one of his classic slumps.
To be quite honest, I think someone who could bring 5-10 points CONSISTANTLY would be more valuable to the team than someone who brings 15-20 points one night, then 1-5 the next, so on and so on.
So GTG, you would rather have a guy who could score 5-10 points consistently rather than OJ Mayo? The last time he scored below 5 was two months ago against Utah. You're so down on him it probably wouldn't matter to you if he's a Top 6-8 scorer off the bench, that he averages more points than Manu Ginobili or that he's averaged 15.33 points this month vs. Harden's 12.875. The truth is that he's not just buying into his role, he's turning into one of the best in the business. He's one of our main perimeter threats, he's one of the most creative passers on the team and a very good perimeter defender. You constantly crown him with the title of most inconsistent offensive player on the team when Speights is even way more inconsistent. I know you'll keep waiting until Mayo has a bad game just to prove your point, but who doesn't have bad games? Since you posted this, he has quietly proven you wrong.