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Oj Mayo Says Goodbye To Grizz & Hello To Mavericks

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not against TA sir

 

They played against each other a lot...will be a good battle. Not that easy you want make look like.

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I think that Mavs team is underrated.

They'll surprise people this coming season IMO.

 

I do hope the Grizz also do, on a positive note. :D

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I think that Mavs team is underrated.

They'll surprise people this coming season IMO.

 

I do hope the Grizz also do, on a positive note. :D

I agree with you... people are writing them off for stocking up on "damaged goods," but they've got some talent there.

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OJ deserves our thanks. He had to adjust to a new role & did so very professionally. He just wanted to win. His best basketball days are still ahead of him.

 

Good luck OJ.

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Thank God! This means Grizz now gets additional 14 free shots per game, what Mayo wasted or missed everygame! It's easy to predict that Mavs will fall below Grizz next season probably to 6th or 7th place. http://www.nba.com/2012/news/07/17/mavericks-mayo.ap/

 

Mayo is going to be a great fit for the Mavs (he'll basically) take Terry's place, and they play a more freely and open motion offense. Dirk will improve his game tremendously! Glad he's happy. Now Go Grizz. He'll love playing again the Grizzlies 4 times a year! lol.

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Who going to score the basketball for Memphis? On the Perimeter that is.

Anyone that can shoot better than OJ's .408% from the field.

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Who going to score the basketball for Memphis? On the Perimeter that is.

 

Well Bayless scored 1.2 less PPG in like 4 less mins/game last year, so he can certainly fill a large portion (if not all) of that perimeter scoring that we're losing in OJ.

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The difference now is that we have multiple options. OJ was inconsistent. When he was on he could keep the scoring up for the second unit, but when he was off that unit couldn't score squat. Now if Bayless is off we go to Wroten or Shelby or potentially Ellington. One of these guys should be able to light it up on a given night when the others can't. I just hope Lionel gets them out there to get that chance.

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This could end up being real bad if OJ goes there and does really well in the starting role, which he is projected to be.

 

The fact is, OJ was willing to start or come off the bench, and, like Conley, was a relatively healthy player. If it becomes like Lowry where he goes elsewhere, starts, and plays at a very high level, that will look real bad. The fact is, Wallace has done an outstanding job getting strong role players here via free agency, but it has been tough to get high ceiling players, and that's what OJ is, and the Grizzlies just let him walk to Dallas for what appears to be a very reasonable contract.

 

 

I'm really torn on this. Like mentioned above, I want Mayo to do well 78 games a year, and it would be one thing to let him walk for $7-9 million/year, but if he does well there, it would look bad for Grizzlies player development. The guy came here and was runner up to Rose for ROY, and each year seemed to regress. If he continues to regress, that is a player issue, but if he takes a big step forward, than it looks like a franchise issue.

 

And yes, I do know the Grizzlies had to act to get Bayless and the rest. Just hope that Mayo will get big money in Dallas so that I feel better about him walking away.

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Mayo can do bad for 82 games as far as I care. Why would I want him to do better on the Mavs than he did here?

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OJ will now like join the list of former Griz players who become Griz killers. See, James Posey, Kyle Lowery.

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OJ will now like join the list of former Griz players who become Griz killers. See, James Posey, Kyle Lowery.

 

:huh:

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I really don't see OJ doing THAT well.

 

He may be another Terry, Marcus Thornton, Ben Gordon w/ the Bulls, Lou Williams, etc. type of player in Dallas. Being a true 2nd option? I don't see it. Lowry turned into a good player in Houston, but if he was so good, Houston would've kept him. Most people on these boards, including me, would still rather have Conley over Lowry. Lowry was a 40% shooter that averaged 3 turnovers a game.

 

OJ is a gunner. If he decides to thrive in that role, he could possibly win 6th man of the year one day. That's nothing to be upset about with him leaving. If you're talking an All NBA type season? Then, I don't see that happening at all.

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Well Bayless scored 1.2 less PPG in like 4 less mins/game last year, so he can certainly fill a large portion (if not all) of that perimeter scoring that we're losing in OJ.

 

Sweet!

 

Hey that works for me.

 

On the flip-side I know OJ will be happy playing in front of a PACK HOUSE every night. Memphis does good to get 14,000 out a night.

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