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O.J. Mayo | Guard

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
College: USC
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O.J. Mayo (personal) returned to the team on Wednesday, and was a full participant during Thursday's practice.
Mayo was away from the team tending to a personal issue during the Bucks' first practice, but it was an excused absence, so there won't be any disciplinary measures here. Mayo wasn't great last year, posting averages of 11.4 points, 2.8 assists and 1.4 three-pointers per game, and those numbers could see a further decline with the Bucks improved depth this season. He's not worth targeting in most leagues. Oct 1 - 3:45 PM

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O.J. Mayo missed the Bucks' first practice on Tuesday due to a "family matter."

Mayo's averages of 11.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 three-pointers per game last season made him a non-option in standard leagues, and those numbers will likely further decline with the addition of Greg Monroe and Greivis Vasquez to the roster. You'd have to be in an extremely deep league to justify taking a flier on the No. 3 overall pick from the 2008 draft.
Sep 29 - 4:51 PM

O.J. Mayo scored 10 points with two rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer against the Bulls on Monday.

Coach Jason Kidd went back to his starters today because they were playing well. This has been the story all season long and Kidd will continue to tinker with his lineups during games. Jared Dudley played 13 minutes for five points and Jerryd Bayless played 10 minutes for two points.
Apr 27 - 11:08 PM

O.J. Mayo was terrific on the wing against the Bulls during a Game 4 win on Saturday, scoring 18 points with three rebounds, four assists, four steals and four 3-pointers on 6-of-11 from the field in 24 minutes.

He hit some clutch shots down the stretch and coach Jason Kidd continues to trust Mayo when it counts. That certainly wasn't the case with Larry Drew last year. He's obviously nowhere near being in the conversation for Most Improved Player, but Mayo's improvement from the disastrous 2013-14 campaign is worth noticing. Expect him to have a similar role with less efficiency in Game 5 on Monday.
Apr 25 - 9:05 PM

O.J. Mayo made 1-of-7 from the field for five points against the Bulls on Saturday with seven boards, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He had some momentum coming in with three consecutive games of scoring in the teens and making 51.7 percent from the field in his eight April games. Mayo does play noticeably worse on the road and he just didn't get many clean looks tonight. He'll be a hit-and-miss player in this series and isn't someone most fantasy owners should count on.
Apr 18 - 9:49 PM

O.J. Mayo was hit with a flop warning for his obvious flop during Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

J.R. Smith nudged Mayo on a drive, which sent him flailing across the court, and this was an obvious call for the league. His next violation will come with a $5,000 price tag. Click the link below to see the flop for yourself.
Apr 9 - 5:09 PM

O.J. Mayo looked terrific against the Celtics on Friday with 24 points, five rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers on 9-of-13 from the field in 29 minutes.

It's his highest scoring game since October and it came almost out of nowhere. Mayo has an abysmal March, scoring just 2.8 points per game on 19.2 percent from the field. He did play 27 minutes on Wednesday and it looks like all that rest last month helped him. If you're sick of the guy at the end of your bench, give him a look. The Bucks only have one game (Saturday) until Wednesday, though.
Apr 4 - 12:31 AM

O.J. Mayo was effective during his 27 minutes off the bench during a 95-91 win against the Bulls on Wednesday, scoring 13 points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

In his previous 10 games since the break, Mayo made just 31.0 percent from the field, so making 5-of-9 from the field was a massive improvement. Still, he's been dealing with a hamstring ailment since February and we'll need to see it again before suggesting him as a pickup. Just keep an eye on him going forward.
Apr 2 - 1:54 AM

O.J. Mayo returned to action against the Pacers on Thursday, scoring three points with one rebound, four assists and one 3-pointer.

He didn't look too bad considering his hamstring issue has bothered him for most of the post-break run. Still, Mayo is likely going to have a 20-minute cap for the next week or so. Keep him on the wire.
Mar 27 - 12:09 AM

O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Thursday against the Pacers.

Mayo was limited to just six minutes when he returned to action on Tuesday, but head coach Jason Kidd said he'll "add minutes" for Mayo tonight. That's a pretty vague quote, but we doubt Mayo would see his minutes much higher than the 20s. With a tough matchup against the Pacers, and a lot of uncertainty around how much floor time Mayo will see tonight, he's not a great option in most leagues.
Mar 26 - 6:28 PM

O.J. Mayo is probable to play against the Pacers on Thursday after going through practice on Wednesday.

He played just six minutes on Tuesday in his return to the lineup. The Bucks are unlikely to play Mayo more than 10-12 minutes on Thursday, so keep him on the wire.
Mar 25 - 5:04 PM

O.J. Mayo (hamstring) returned to action on Tuesday, going scoreless with two rebounds and one assist in six minutes vs. the Heat.

He didn't check in until the end of the third quarter, presumably because Jason Kidd wanted more offensive weapons on the court with his Bucks trailing by seven points. Mayo has suffered a few setbacks with his hamstring in recent weeks and fantasy owners should view him with skepticism as long as he's playing limited minutes off the bench.
Mar 24 - 11:04 PM

O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

The Bucks will make a decision on Mayo after he goes through warm-ups, but even if he is able to go, he'll likely be on a minutes restriction which will really limit his upside. Mayo belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Mar 24 - 6:30 PM

O.J. Mayo (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Heat on Tuesday.

Even if he does return, the Bucks are unlikely to give him more than minutes in the teens. Mayo is not worth owning in almost any league. Tyler Ennis should remain in the rotation while Jerryd Bayless gets some extra run.
Mar 23 - 3:36 PM

O.J. Mayo (hamstring) and Jared Dudley (back) have been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Nets, and both players are without an official timetable to return.

With both Mayo and Dudley unavailable, Giannis Antetokounmpo will get all the run he can handle with Jerryd Bayless and Tyler Ennis seeing extending minutes off the bench. Bayless can be viewed as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues, but Ennis doesn't offer much value at all. Mayo and Dudley can be cut in all leagues.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Greivis Vasquez
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Khris Middleton
2Rashad Vaughn
3O.J. Mayo
4Jerryd Bayless
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Damien Inglis
PF1Jabari Parker
2Miles Plumlee
3Chris Copeland
4Josh Powell
C1Greg Monroe
2John Henson
3Johnny O'Bryant