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O.J. Mayo | Guard

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
College: USC
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Jason Kidd is hopeful that he can help O.J. Mayo get back to being an effective player.
"I think the big thing with O.J. — I've known him since he was in high school — and he's a great kid, loves the game of basketball. I don't know exactly what happened with him last year. But when you look at him playing in Memphis, playing in Dallas, he was playing at a very high level. That's our job, is to get him back there." Mayo's first season with Milwaukee could be described as catastrophic, but perhaps Kidd can make Mayo actually want to play basketball. The Bucks don't have too many options at the shooting guard position, but Mayo showed last year that he's a master of squandering opportunity. Jul 13 - 2:28 PM

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Brian Windhorst said on ESPN early Sunday morning that the Bucks have been in negotiations to trade O.J. Mayo.

Given Mayo's struggles, playing time and odd role with the Bucks last season, along with the arrival of Jabari Parker, this isn't the least bit surprising. Additionally, Gary Woefel said on Twitter Saturday night that the Bucks were also looking to move Larry Sanders for a veteran big man. These plans could all change if Jason Kidd takes over basketball operations, but it would be surprising to see Mayo back with the Bucks next year.
Jun 29 - 1:07 AM

Duke forward Jabari Parker said he can learn from O.J. Mayo in an interview with ESPN on Wednesday.

Wait, what? Perhaps no player in the NBA had a worse work ethic than Mayo last year. Mayo played just two of the last 19 games due largely because the team didn't even want to play him. The Bucks weren't very forthcoming on his injuries last season and even attributed some of his DNPs to lack of conditioning.
Jun 25 - 2:39 PM

O.J. Mayo is not in uniform for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

His offseason started a long time ago and it couldn't have ended soon enough. Mayo likely had more double cheeseburgers than double-doubles this year, which isn't saying much considering he had zero double-doubles.
Apr 16 - 8:59 PM

O.J. Mayo is not in uniform for Monday's game vs. the Raptors.

The Bucks haven't really bothered updating Mayo at all and didn't even disclose his status tonight, so we're just assuming he's out. Only one more game after tonight, Bucks fans.
Apr 14 - 7:57 PM

O.J. Mayo (ankle) will not play on Friday night.

We really wish the team would just rule Mayo out for the season.
Apr 11 - 7:07 PM

O.J. Mayo (ankle) will not play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

The Pacers are resting their five starters, so this news isn't exactly at that magnitude. The Bucks haven't really updated Mayo's status outside of saying he's not playing in games, so it's safe to assume he's out for the season. He won't be worth drafting in fantasy leagues next season.
Apr 9 - 6:25 PM

O.J. Mayo (ankle) will not play against the Raptors on Saturday.

There has been no news on his ankle and how much it's bothering him, so it's probably safe to assume he's been shut down for the season. Mayo has a lot of work to do to turn his career around after a disastrous 2013-14.
Apr 5 - 7:36 PM

O.J. Mayo (ankle) did not play on Friday vs. the Bulls.

His ankle injury didn't look serious two Mondays ago, so there's probably more to this story than just that span. Mayo and Bucks have been a disaster this season. Fantasy owners won't be licking their chops to draft him in any format next year.
Apr 4 - 7:33 PM

O.J. Mayo (ankle) will not play against the Heat on Wednesday.

The last time Mayo was hurt, his illness turned into a conditioning issue and there's a good chance that's what happened here. He's been one of the most criticized players this season and the Mavericks look pretty smart for letting the Bucks pick him up in the offseason.
Apr 2 - 6:46 PM

O.J. Mayo (ankle) did not play on Monday against the Pistons, as expected.

Mayo dressed as an emergency player and his status for the rest of the season is tenuous, at best.
Mar 31 - 11:19 PM

O.J. Mayo (ankle) will dress vs. the Pistons on Monday and is not expected to play.

In other words, he's just an emergency guy because the Bucks are running out of bodies in their backcourt. Mayo has been one of the biggest letdowns on the season and obviously the Bucks regret signing him over the summer. At least they'll have a lot of ping-pong balls. Ramon Sessions will get some serious run tonight.
Mar 31 - 7:01 PM

O.J. Mayo (ankle) is questionable to face the Pistons on Monday.

He suffered an ankle sprain last Monday and missed two games because of it. Mayo has missed games earlier this year for conditioning, so not being at practice suggests he's probably not ready to play much. Even if he does suit up, he's a bit unlikely to top 25 minutes. Ramon Sessions is logging major minutes while Giannis Antetokounmpo could get more run tonight.
Mar 31 - 5:34 PM

O.J. Mayo (ankle) will not play vs. the Heat on Saturday night.

This will be his second game out of the lineup after an ankle sprain from Monday. Mayo's conditioning has been a huge issue this season and playing him at less than 100 percent is not an option. The Bucks are going to have to get creative tonight and we might see more D.J. Stephens while Brandon Knight and Ramon Sessions will be very busy.
Mar 29 - 6:49 PM

O.J. Mayo (ankle) will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Lakers.

He landed on someone's foot during Monday's game but seems to have only tweaked his ankle, and he doesn't expect the injury to keep him out for long. Giannis Antetokounmpo should get solid playing time as the Bucks' primary reserve guard in what is sure to be a high-scoring, defense-optional matchup.
Mar 27 - 7:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Nate Wolters
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
SF1Jabari Parker
2Khris Middleton
3Tony Mitchell
4Damien Inglis
5Carlos Delfino
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3D.J. Stephens
4Chris Wright
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant
4Miroslav Raduljica