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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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O.J. Mayo scored all 11 points in the first quarter against the Wolves on Wednesday to go with two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes.
He's playing a lot better and looks like a new player. Mayo is coming off a two-game span with 21.5 points per game and it looks like he might be one year late to the party. Obviously, we're still going to see a lot more out of him, but fantasy owners should watch him closely. Plus, the Bucks need a shooting guard. Oct 22 - 11:06 PM

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A slimmed down O.J. Mayo scored 24 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 7-of-13 shots (including six threes) with zero rebounds, three assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

Milwaukee news can be hard to come by and even the local writers tweeting the game were surprised about how he looked. On that front, he looks like a totally different person and owners would be wise to not summarily dismiss him as a fantasy asset this year. He has had some good games mixed in with bad ones and the Milwaukee rotation is a crowded mess, but if Mayo can return to past form he should theoretically move toward starter's minutes.
Oct 20 - 11:18 PM

O.J. Mayo scored 19 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-10 shots (2-of-3 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with three assists and a block in 28 minutes.

Mayo committed five fouls and did not grab a single rebound, but the fact that he's pushing numbers across the board is a win these days. The Bucks rotation is all over the place right now and until it's settled owners should look at less risky options in Milwaukee.
Oct 18 - 12:10 AM

O.J. Mayo hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds, five assists on 5-of-8 shooting in 20 minutes on Tuesday.

This was quite better than his 0-for-1 shooting and two points on Saturday, but he still has a long way to go before he's back in our good graces. And the same can probably be said for Bucks' coach Jason Kidd, who has shown little interest in giving Mayo a big role in his offense.
Oct 14 - 11:13 PM

O.J. Mayo came off the bench and missed his only shot for two points and one assist on Saturday.

His assist was a dandy on a dunk to Giannis Antetokounmpo and he played just 16 minutes tonight. Mayo has gone from a guy who can score 55 on any given night, to an afterthought in fantasy.
Oct 12 - 12:13 AM

O.J. Mayo made just 1-of-9 from the field against the Pistons during a 94-80 loss on Thursday, scoring three points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

Coach Jason Kidd said Mayo was in shape before the game and he is counting on him to score, but he may change that stance soon. Mayo is not answering questions about his weight and he was a complete disaster last year, so he doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt here. Fantasy owners can ignore him in most formats.
Oct 9 - 10:25 PM

O.J. Mayo was given the night off in Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies.

Mayo will play on Thursday and another player will be given the night off. He's coming off a disastrous season and there are questions about his weight. However, he still has an outside shot at starting at shooting guard and could have a bounce-back season if he gets on the same page with Jason Kidd. He's still not a player you want to target on draft night in most leagues, at least for now.
Oct 9 - 1:02 AM

O.J. Mayo wouldn't discuss his weight with reporters on Tuesday, but he said he tried juice and salad diets during the summer.

Mayo is coming off a disastrous 2013-14 season and he has a lot to prove under coach Jason Kidd this year. "Last year is dead and buried," said Mayo. "You all can dig it up if you want ... I want to talk about basketball, talk about training camp and this upcoming season." Kidd praised Mayo's high basketball IQ and competitive spirit, but fantasy owners shouldn't view him as more than a flier pick in deep leagues.
Sep 30 - 2:57 PM

O.J. Mayo was not available for media day on Monday because he was getting a physical.

On the first day of camp, we're already getting questions about Mayo's health and conditioning. He was perhaps the biggest letdown of any player last year and has his work cut out for himself to get back on the radar in most leagues.
Sep 30 - 12:53 AM

Coach Jason Kidd said he saw O.J. Mayo before training camp.

"He's breathing," Kidd said. "I don't think we have to revive him." Coach Larry Drew just gave up on Mayo last season and it's unclear what Kidd will do. Their entire starting five is a total guess right now, but Giannis Antetokounmpo said he probably won't play shooting guard as much. The only double-double Mayo had last season was probably a cheeseburger, so he's not worth drafting until proven otherwise.
Sep 29 - 2:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Knight
2Kendall Marshall
3Nate Wolters
SG1Jared Dudley
2Giannis Antetokounmpo
3O.J. Mayo
4Jerryd Bayless
SF1Jabari Parker
2Khris Middleton
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3D.J. Stephens
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant