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Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 01:43 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=mc-afterthebuzzer020411


The Grizzlies are making O.J. Mayo available in trade talks, but one rival general manager believes their asking price is currently prohibitive.

Memphis is seeking a player that would improve their chances of reaching the 2011 Playoffs.

RZZZA
02-05-2011, 01:44 PM
The Grizzlies are worse than Denver with their asking price...

Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 01:44 PM
Before anyone comes in the thread and start saying stuff like they'd offer an expiring and what not for him pay attention to the fact that the Grizz are looking for a player to help them THIS YEAR!!!! So be logical in your trade proposal ideas.

D Roses Bulls
02-05-2011, 01:45 PM
well the grizzlies aren't going to get a lot for mayo. he is a risk for a team to take on.

Chacarron
02-05-2011, 01:47 PM
He is Lakers bound ;)

J-Relo
02-05-2011, 01:49 PM
Vince Carter?

NYK|NYY
02-05-2011, 01:50 PM
Bulls should get him cheap

lakersrnumber1
02-05-2011, 01:52 PM
he wants 2 be a laker but dont know if it will hapen no one in their righht mind goin give up alot after him being in trouble last week

RZZZA
02-05-2011, 01:52 PM
Bulls should get him cheap

You'd think so, but when you ask Grizzlies fans, they want everything and the kitchen sink for him.

J-Relo
02-05-2011, 01:53 PM
he wants 2 be a laker but dont know if it will hapen no one in their righht mind goin give up alot after him being in trouble last week

any source that he actually does?

Sadds The Gr8
02-05-2011, 01:53 PM
they need a friggin bench. they should trade OJ for some quality role players with good contracts

CB4AB7VC15
02-05-2011, 01:55 PM
Barbosa and Mia 1st for mayo and filler?

Insane
02-05-2011, 01:57 PM
Monta Ellis.

JB0B0
02-05-2011, 01:57 PM
I see him going to a contender like the Bulls or Lakers. Hopefully the former :)

Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 01:59 PM
any source that he actually does?

It has been common knowledge for quite some time now that he wanted to be a Laker. Ever since his days at USC

ATX
02-05-2011, 02:01 PM
I see him going to a contender like the Bulls or Lakers. Hopefully the former :)

Ya, OJ'd be huge for Chicago, but do tell; What would they trade for him that gives the Grizz a shot at this years playoffs?

LakersIn5
02-05-2011, 02:04 PM
trade him to the lakers. do it mitch!

fadedmario
02-05-2011, 02:07 PM
Stuckey
Prince
Rip
2012 1st rounder (top 10 protected)

for

OJ Mayo
Zach Randolph
DeMarre Carroll

J-Relo
02-05-2011, 02:08 PM
trade him to the lakers. do it mitch!

What are the pieces Lakers can offer?

lakersrnumber1
02-05-2011, 02:09 PM
any source that he actually does?

no up 2 date source but there have been news in the past with him talkin about his dream 2 be a laker one day. Kobe has also taken him under his wing there is a link talkin about laker wantng him on the team.there is a twitter link that was post up here 2 about lakers interst in him

Insane
02-05-2011, 02:10 PM
Kwame Brown for him?

Insane
02-05-2011, 02:10 PM
what are the pieces lakers can offer?

kwa may brownwn!?!!?

NYK|NYY
02-05-2011, 02:11 PM
You'd think so, but when you ask Grizzlies fans, they want everything and the kitchen sink for him.

I guess they don't realize how little leverage they have right now. Dude has been a problem lately, going to have to get garbage back.

GodsSon
02-05-2011, 02:11 PM
Barbosa and Mia 1st for mayo and filler?

A proposal that has been beaten to death in the Raptors forum. I'd easily do it though.

DeyAce
02-05-2011, 02:17 PM
Bulls :pray:

Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 02:17 PM
A proposal that has been beaten to death in the Raptors forum. I'd easily do it though.

No ish you'd easily do it. That's a steal for you guys.

Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 02:18 PM
Stuckey
Prince
Rip
2012 1st rounder (top 10 protected)

for

OJ Mayo
Zach Randolph
DeMarre Carroll

That's a horrible deal for them and a fantastic way to build for the future and clear cap for you guys.

pd1dish
02-05-2011, 02:20 PM
You'd think so, but when you ask Grizzlies fans, they want everything and the kitchen sink for him.

hes having a down year after people expected him to be about an 17-18 ppg player. i dont follow mayo very closely or the grizzlies none the less. how come his minutes are so much further down and hes not starting anymore? his first two years he averaged 38 mpg and it resulted in an average of 18 ppg and about a 44% fgp. now, he is averaging only 28.8 mpg and his numbers have fallen drastically, including his shooting and free throw percentages. this kid can be a great SG and prominent role player if he gets his time.

the grizzlies would get much more out of him if they would have been playing him and keeping his numbers up, but who wants to give up a lot for a guy averaging 12 ppg. id love to see the bulls get him because i think, like i said above, he can be a great SG. however, if the grizzlies are looking to really improve their team THIS year, then draft picks and gibson arent going to cut it and i wouldnt be willing to give any other players like deng or anyone else that helps hold this team together.

Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 02:21 PM
What are the pieces Lakers can offer?

This has also been beaten to death.

Shannon Brown, Ron Artest, Devin Ebanks, Derrick Caracter for Tony Allen and OJ Mayo?

yoseppii12
02-05-2011, 02:24 PM
Stuckey
Prince
Rip
2012 1st rounder (top 10 protected)

for

OJ Mayo
Zach Randolph
DeMarre Carroll

I think they love Randolph, don't know if they are shopping him.

I'd like the Bulls to try and go at him:
Taj and Korver
for
OJ and Arthur

Arthur is def serviceable behind Boozer and OJ could slide into the starting spot.

Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 02:27 PM
I think they love Randolph, don't know if they are shopping him.

I'd like the Bulls to try and go at him:
Taj and Korver
for
OJ and Arthur

Arthur is def serviceable behind Boozer and OJ could slide into the starting spot.

That still is not going to be enough. Why would they trade their player with the most potential for 2 bench players? O wait this is the Grizz we're talking about I forgot they did trade Gasol lol. But seriously they won't make that trade. A third team would have to be involved and you guys would be giving up more than just Korver and Taj in all likeliness.

210Don
02-05-2011, 02:27 PM
I think they love Randolph, don't know if they are shopping him.

I'd like the Bulls to try and go at him:
Taj and Korver
for
OJ and Arthur

Arthur is def serviceable behind Boozer and OJ could slide into the starting spot.

thats a good deal if you take arthur out, i dont think the grizz would do it with arthur

Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 02:29 PM
thats a good deal if you take arthur out, i dont think the grizz would do it with arthur

Does that deal make the Grizzlies better in this year's post season?

210Don
02-05-2011, 02:30 PM
Does that deal make the Grizzlies better in this year's post season?

oh yeah for sure they dont need mayo to be a playoff team korver & taj would be great additions.not like there gonna win a series though lol just getting in is a accomplishment.

DeyAce
02-05-2011, 02:46 PM
I'd do Taj & Korver for Mayo any day

Lab Rat Robby
02-05-2011, 02:49 PM
my fellow spurs fans jaws may drop to see this. how about something involving splitter/mcdyess and neal. kinda got a log jam at the big with those two anyways and neal has some value. might be worth the shot to the chemistry if we can throw in some picks and get thabeet.

Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 03:01 PM
oh yeah for sure they dont need mayo to be a playoff team korver & taj would be great additions.not like there gonna win a series though lol just getting in is a accomplishment.

Right now they are out of the hunt and for a chance to do so and key word help their playoff run, in other words fool the fan base into thinking that they are actually trying to produce a contender and bring some life back into the city.

Kyle Korver and Taj Gibson aren't going to do that for them. They are already set at the bigs and the fact that Korver is a specialist 3 point shooter and no more he really doesn't bring enough consistent offense to the team. Ideally players such as Wilson Chandler. Someone who can do super utility work for them as a starter (play/guard the 2,3,4).


As insurance the Knicks could also throw in Kelenna Azubuike in case Chandler decides to bolt come season's end.

Kyle Korver is not that type of player and Taj would just used as insurance if Randolph does leaves come season's end. Korver would be ideal for a team such as OKC or Dallas (prior to the Peja acquisition).

I like the deal but given what the Grizz are looking for it certainly isn't going to be enough.

nycericanguy
02-05-2011, 03:15 PM
You'd think so, but when you ask Grizzlies fans, they want everything and the kitchen sink for him.

I think a guy like SJAX would be better fit in CHI. But for long term I could see why CHI would want Mayo. I would love for CHI to get Mayo & NY Melo.

210Don
02-05-2011, 03:16 PM
my fellow spurs fans jaws may drop to see this. how about something involving splitter/mcdyess and neal. kinda got a log jam at the big with those two anyways and neal has some value. might be worth the shot to the chemistry if we can throw in some picks and get thabeet.

i wouldnt mind giving splitter & neal, but grizz would reject that trade.

Lo Porto
02-05-2011, 03:17 PM
Why doesn't Memphis just use Mayo to dump the contracts of Thabeet and Tony Allen so they can afford to bring Randolph and Gasol back next year? Mayo by himself doesn't carry that much value, but trading Mayo, Thabeet and Allen for an expiring that can help Memphis win a few more games this year helps Memphis now and in the future.

Thabeet can't be moved by himself and Allen has not been great in Memphis. Cut the fat and move on Memphis.

Krzyzewskiville
02-05-2011, 03:17 PM
Anthony Randolph for O.J MAYO

DerekRE_3
02-05-2011, 03:22 PM
For the Kings I'd trade Carl Landry and something for Mayo. He could be their 6th man.

Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 03:23 PM
Why doesn't Memphis just use Mayo to dump the contracts of Thabeet and Tony Allen so they can afford to bring Randolph and Gasol back next year? Mayo by himself doesn't carry that much value, but trading Mayo, Thabeet and Allen for an expiring that can help Memphis win a few more games this year helps Memphis now and in the future.

Thabeet can't be moved by himself and Allen has not been great in Memphis. Cut the fat and move on Memphis.

:up:

Smart thinking. As it stands right now they are not going to be able to retain both Gasol and Randolph and if Xavier Henry pans out they'd have a formidable starting 5 for the next 3+ seasons. They'd be the Hawks of the west IMO however.

BkOriginalOne
02-05-2011, 03:27 PM
Mayo for Artest

yangx620
02-05-2011, 03:33 PM
trade mayo to the wolves for corey brewer.

who the grizz kidding, they are not going to do nothing this year, and slash payroll when they sign gay to that contract

SanFran248
02-05-2011, 03:42 PM
http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=4odmzk3

Lo Porto
02-05-2011, 03:52 PM
:up:

Smart thinking. As it stands right now they are not going to be able to retain both Gasol and Randolph and if Xavier Henry pans out they'd have a formidable starting 5 for the next 3+ seasons. They'd be the Hawks of the west IMO however.

Utah might be interested using AK's expiring. NJ has Troy Murphy's expiring and NY has Eddy Curry's expiring. I could see the Jazz wanting Thabeet and Allen but not Mayo. NY might want Mayo but not Thabeet. NJ would be helped big time if they could turn at home Murphy into Mayo and Thabeet.

To me, keeping Gasol and Randolph after this year is much more important than anything the Griz get for Mayo. So shedding the almost $11 million Thabeet and Mayo are due next year could be crucial to keeping those guys.

Lab Rat Robby
02-05-2011, 03:59 PM
here's the best trade the grizz could make to get into the playoffs. 3 team deal grizz to central okc to southwest and CHICAGO comes to the northwest. imagine that shite!

Lab Rat Robby
02-05-2011, 04:03 PM
the grizz would have the best record in the central division

Furymaker
02-05-2011, 04:12 PM
http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=4uom7xh

why not ?

MJ-BULLS
02-05-2011, 04:13 PM
it has been known that the bulls have contacted and expressed interest in mayo. but this was a week or two ago.
but it was expected, as time nears and gets closer to the trade deadline the grizz will put him in the shopping block. he is still going to leave Memphis. so i see them trading him. question is, who? i think chicago is the likeliest destination. taj bobcats first, and whoever on the team except for, rose, noah, boozer, and deng.

Rose mayo backcourt would be absolutely lethal.

lvlheaded
02-05-2011, 04:21 PM
To the Lakers for Ron Artest...watch it happen :D

PurpleJesus28
02-05-2011, 04:22 PM
i think the grizz are gonna be asking for a lot initially but come closer to the trade deadline i think their price will drop. outside of bogans though, i really like the make-up of the bulls right now. if we get rid of some of our role players to add a starter, how much is that really gonna help if we lose all our depth?

all in all though id pull the trigger for mayo as long as it doesnt gut our team.

hugepatsfan
02-05-2011, 04:23 PM
I'd love to see him in BOS if it could be worked out. I think that playing w/ so many vets could help him figure it out. I doubt a trade can be worked out though.

GodsSon
02-05-2011, 04:26 PM
No ish you'd easily do it. That's a steal for you guys.

It might be a steal, but it's not a lowball offer. They want bench scoring and a guy who can help improve their playoff chances, Blur would add both.

sunsfan88
02-05-2011, 04:27 PM
It has been common knowledge for quite some time now that he wanted to be a Laker. Ever since his days at USC

What do the Lakers have to give though? Their one of the teams with the cheapest trade assets. I'm sure other teams can offer more.

But then again this same Memphis team gave away Pau Gasol for chump change so they will trade Mayo to the Lakers for Luke Walton & a few draft picks or somethin. :D

Lo Porto
02-05-2011, 04:35 PM
Memphis should trade Mayo, Thabeet, Tony Allen and expirings to the Jazz for AK47's expiring contract. AK helps them get to the playoffs, but Memphis also sheds almost $14 million for next year so they can re-sign Randolph and Gasol.

Utah keeps Thabeet and Allen since they address Utah's weak rebounding, post D and perimeter D, but Utah looks to deal Mayo since he'd be a bad fit. Utah would probably look to trade Mayo for the cheapest money deal possible. They could shop him to the Cavs for their trade exception or to the Bulls for Taj Gibson, Asik and Scalabrine.

Muttman73
02-05-2011, 05:00 PM
Isn't there some rule that Memphis only makes sweet heart deals with the Lakers?

Raps08-09 Champ
02-05-2011, 05:17 PM
Reggie Evans and Sonny Weems.

They get another rebounding machine and a guy who can play wing.

nuggetsyankees
02-05-2011, 05:19 PM
i'd like to see him in minny

Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 05:30 PM
What do the Lakers have to give though? Their one of the teams with the cheapest trade assets. I'm sure other teams can offer more.

But then again this same Memphis team gave away Pau Gasol for chump change so they will trade Mayo to the Lakers for Luke Walton & a few draft picks or somethin. :D

I already posted a possible logical and rumored trade.

cubswin25
02-05-2011, 05:34 PM
Taj Gibson, Kyle Korver(or Bogans and James Johnson) Bulls 2012 or 2013 first round pick and the Bobcats future first round pick they own. For Mayo and Arthur should get it done.

RZZZA
02-05-2011, 05:37 PM
and...why do we want to give up Korver?

Grizzlies need a center, don't they? I'd rather see Asik go.

Swashcuff
02-05-2011, 05:40 PM
and...why do we want to give up Korver?

Grizzlies need a center, don't they? I'd rather see Asik go.

They have 3. One of whom being the second pick of last year's draft and another being one of the most skilled bigs in the league. They need veteran leadership and a good two way SG. You guys surely pay attention to your favourite aye.

Predator
02-05-2011, 05:42 PM
i hope he comes to wolves :shrug:

5ass
02-05-2011, 05:47 PM
Reggie Evans and Sonny Weems.

They get another rebounding machine and a guy who can play wing.

ya id love to see him on the raptors.

flclfanman
02-05-2011, 06:09 PM
Memphis is asking for too much. Mayo's stock has cratered so he isn't worth much (a draft pick, an expiring, a can of pop,etc.)

Just swing Mayo to CHI for their CHA pick and get it over with :whistle:

Rocco007
02-05-2011, 06:29 PM
This is a repost but a good one...
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Three teams are the Lakers, Grizzlies, and New York Knicks.

Lakers receive: O.J. Mayo

Grizzlies receive: Trade exception, K. Azubuike, D. Ebanks, Lakers 2nd round pick (via Miami)

Knicks receive: Shannon Brown



Why would this trade be accepted by all three teams?

- Shannon Brown was close to signing with NY over the Summer (or at least thats what was reported), I think NY may be the only team he would accept a trade to. I like Shannon's improvement and I love his athleticism, but if we have a chance to get a young player in O.J. Mayo who can be that player who takes over at two-guard once Kobe's career comes to an end, you have to take that chance. NY would get a young, athletic player that would thrive in New York's system.

The Grizzlies are low on SF's. Their true SF is Rudy Gay and behind him you have DeMarre Carroll who plays both the 3 and 4. The Grizzlies get Azubuike to fill in behind Gay, but also get a young player in Devin Ebanks that should be a good player in a couple of years.
-----------------------------------------------------
I'll add for the Grizz, Azubuike is an expiring contract...They can use the Trade Exception to unload a bad contract or get that impact player they're wanting...

Chicagofaithful
02-05-2011, 06:34 PM
The Lake show could trade Ron artesticles..... i know recently he said he wanted out (rumored).

h2r09
02-05-2011, 06:35 PM
this guy is a straight up average player. he is all offense and no team will win a championship with him as anything more then a 5th option.

bovice163
02-05-2011, 06:39 PM
this guy is a straight up average player. he is all offense and no team will win a championship with him as anything more then a 5th option.

Where's your proof? Sure, the guy has some character issues, but he is by no means an average player.

Silent
02-05-2011, 06:56 PM
Reggie Evans and Sonny Weems.

They get another rebounding machine and a guy who can play wing.

there both scrubs lol u would have to add a first non protected


best trade i heard so far was the la one

lilojmayo
02-05-2011, 07:20 PM
This is the marking of the OJ Mayo sweepstakes. 20 days until deadline, let's see what happens.

evadatam5150
02-05-2011, 08:19 PM
any source that he actually does?

You have a source that says he doesn't...??

evadatam5150
02-05-2011, 08:29 PM
What are the pieces Lakers can offer?

Dude, you have a one track mind on Laker hating and bating.. LOL

Seriously are you going to be contentious with everyone who say's that the Lakers should/would even consider Mayo in any kind of trade.. ??

To me this is all speculation anyway's, as is anyone's opinion in a thread like this.. None of us has any inkling what's really going on so half the fun is pretending we know what we're talking about and hoping for the best where our teams are concerned.. In fact I don't see you questioning anyone else's crazy trade ideas at all, only when someone mentions the Lakers.. Interesting... :D

JB0B0
02-06-2011, 12:05 AM
The Bulls would be a complete team with Mayo at the 2. Hopefully they can get it done.

spreadeagle
02-06-2011, 06:49 AM
Before anyone comes in the thread and start saying stuff like they'd offer an expiring and what not for him pay attention to the fact that the Grizz are looking for a player to help them THIS YEAR!!!! So be logical in your trade proposal ideas.

mayo and thabeet for barbosa and derozen,maybe VC and lopez for oj and thabeet

Antipod
02-06-2011, 07:14 AM
If he goes to CHicago ...Bulls get scaaaary

Swashcuff
02-06-2011, 09:55 AM
mayo and thabeet for barbosa and derozen,maybe VC and lopez for oj and thabeet

Both very logical and intriguing deals.

JOSKOMANG4
02-06-2011, 10:17 AM
I think a C.Landry for OJ Mayo swap would be sweet for both teams!

- For the Grizzles, Landry will be the eventual replacement for ZBO. Landry will command less money and he can start right away!

- For the Kings, they get their idea of a future backcourt with Tyreke Evans and Mayo

ragee
02-06-2011, 10:17 AM
Why did Memphis gave up on this guy and chose Henry over him?

Swashcuff
02-06-2011, 10:26 AM
I think a C.Landry for OJ Mayo swap would be sweet for both teams!

- For the Grizzles, Landry will be the eventual replacement for ZBO. Landry will command less money and he can start right away!

- For the Kings, they get their idea of a future backcourt with Tyreke Evans and Mayo

Thats a HORRIBLE swap. The Grizz would be better off giving Darrell Arthur a shot at PF. If anything Landry has proven this season that he is NOT a starting quality PF on a good team. He's ideal a an effective scoring 6th man.

Mayo and Tyreke in the backcourt will be disastrous.

ignorance=bliss
02-06-2011, 10:45 AM
Any way Milwaukee could swing somthing? I know I'll probably catch **** for it, but hey I just want the Bucks to improve, and I here Bulls fans saying that their team would be complete with him, well, I think likewise in Milwaukee. We NEED a legit scorer, and him with Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut I feel like would finally be what Milwaukee has sorely lacked.

I know Milwaukee isn't LA, or Chicago, or even Chapagne Ill for that matter lol, however I feel like if we do finally get a player like him we start winning some serious games and that I hope will override the fact that apparently NO ONE likes the state of Wisconsin.

I guess maybe the first guy I would throw out there is Corey Magette and well... go from there.

Madtown22
02-06-2011, 11:10 AM
Beasley?

spreadeagle
02-06-2011, 11:23 AM
Both very logical and intriguing deals.

OJ would be a number 1 option in toronto ,hed probably like that and god knows they could use a C.... even one as raw as thabeet.Barbosa could really be useful to a team as 6th man,and even though i like derozen id trade him for mayo. VC could give them a nice short term push and lopez is a nice upgrade from thabeet. either trade works out for all teams involved,i don't think carter is in the suns long term plans and they have gortat so lopez is expendable

Lo Porto
02-06-2011, 12:06 PM
3 Team Trade that's very smart for all 3 now that Melo is all but certain to go to NY:

Nets get AK and Mayo
Jazz get Thabeet, Tony Allen, Haddadi and Ross
Griz get Murphy (expiring big), Vujacic (expiring shooter), cash and draft considerations from NJ

Nets get two starters to add to their rebuilding. Jazz save a lot of money while adding 2 needed defenders. Griz dump $14.1 million in 2011-12 contracts so they can re-sign Randolph and Gasol. They also pick up much needed cash and draft picks from NJ. This trade couldn't happen until 2/15 when Vujacic can be traded with other players.

stlbest5in2013
02-06-2011, 12:46 PM
got to love the way the grizzlies run that team. go all in for a playoff birth, or attempt to, just to blow it up, a few years later. but hey a playoff birth might put some butts in the seats in memphis.

stlbest5in2013
02-06-2011, 12:49 PM
Any way Milwaukee could swing somthing? I know I'll probably catch **** for it, but hey I just want the Bucks to improve, and I here Bulls fans saying that their team would be complete with him, well, I think likewise in Milwaukee. We NEED a legit scorer, and him with Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut I feel like would finally be what Milwaukee has sorely lacked.

I know Milwaukee isn't LA, or Chicago, or even Chapagne Ill for that matter lol, however I feel like if we do finally get a player like him we start winning some serious games and that I hope will override the fact that apparently NO ONE likes the state of Wisconsin.

I guess maybe the first guy I would throw out there is Corey Magette and well... go from there.


didnt you gus go all out to sign salmons, trade for maggette, and sign pubic patch head, i mean gooden????? how is that working out for you guys???

stlbest5in2013
02-06-2011, 12:52 PM
The Bulls would be a complete team with Mayo at the 2. Hopefully they can get it done.


the bulls would be a complete team, starting brewer, and trading for jr smith as their sixth man. then when the match up favors starting jr smith, or is needed for smith to start he is more then capable

The Jokemaker
02-06-2011, 01:05 PM
Why did Memphis gave up on this guy and chose Henry over him?

He was moved to the bench to provide some scoring in the 2nd unit which was the team's biggest weakness last season.

Lo Porto
02-06-2011, 01:07 PM
got to love the way the grizzlies run that team. go all in for a playoff birth, or attempt to, just to blow it up, a few years later. but hey a playoff birth might put some butts in the seats in memphis.

Yep. It's crazy, but the Griz won't make the playoffs anytime soon if they don't keep Randolph and Gasol. If they keep those two, a starting lineup of Conley, Henry, Gay, Randolph and Gasol will get them to the playoffs eventually since everybody but Randolph should still be getting better.

Hunter48MVP
02-06-2011, 01:26 PM
Lakers PLEASE! :pray:

Draco
02-06-2011, 01:40 PM
That still is not going to be enough. Why would they trade their player with the most potential for 2 bench players? O wait this is the Grizz we're talking about I forgot they did trade Gasol lol. But seriously they won't make that trade. A third team would have to be involved and you guys would be giving up more than just Korver and Taj in all likeliness.

Maybe because Mayo's in his third season of average to below average play, steady decline and off court problems. I wouldn't trade Taj straight up for that potential loser.

Draco
02-06-2011, 01:44 PM
Dude was a starter, then he started coming off the bench and now he's not even playing.. what am I missing?

PhillyFaninLA
02-06-2011, 01:50 PM
I think this is a good deal for both teams.

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=4uejaj8

It gets Memphis a player that could play well with Gasol, Conley, and Gay.

It would unload a player that needs a change of scenery in Mayo and give the 76ers a big. This also makes them younger and have more long term potential.

Swashcuff
02-06-2011, 02:21 PM
Maybe because Mayo's in his third season of average to below average play, steady decline and off court problems. I wouldn't trade Taj straight up for that potential loser.

You obviously don't understand the two words talent and redemption.

Taj doesn't give you much more than solid and consistent player.

OJ has star potential some even say superstar potential, he's two years younger than Gibson and in an ideal situation he could become an extremely valuable player to any team. His problem is personality and attitude. IF and a big IF he gets that straightened out he could be a top 3 SG in the NBA for quite some time.

He has more potential to be a star than to be a loser. This is not Kwame Brown we are talking about.

Draco
02-06-2011, 02:28 PM
You obviously don't understand the two words talent and redemption.

Taj doesn't give you much more than solid and consistent player.

OJ has star potential some even say superstar potential, he's two years younger than Gibson and in an ideal situation he could become an extremely valuable player to any team. His problem is personality and attitude. IF and a big IF he gets that straightened out he could be a top 3 SG in the NBA for quite some time.

He has more potential to be a star than to be a loser. This is not Kwame Brown we are talking about.

Well then, I hope some team other than the Bulls trades for Mayo at the right price (whatever that is for a player of Mayo's potential) and that Mayo is able to pick up where he left off in college or was it high school (or whenever it was when he was a big deal)...

If I had to take a chance on him the most I'd offer is a first round draft pick and maybe a 2nd rounder and whatever filler to make the contracts work out.. and I'm not even talking about CHA's pick.. the low first round pick the Bulls will get.

Swashcuff
02-06-2011, 02:30 PM
Dude was a starter, then he started coming off the bench and now he's not even playing.. what am I missing?

Do the names Richard Hamilton, Demarcus Cousins or Nate Robinson ring any bells?

Just this season they both and last went from being starters to not even playing for reasons other than their skill level. OJ Mayo's problem is not ability or skill it is attitude.

He is too egotistical. Given a seriously wake up call in a more serious and respected environment he could possibly be brought back down to earth. Look at how Nate is being viewed in Boston now. He is more respected and mature than ever, he isn't even on the same tier as Mayo as a player. You don't think under coach Tibbs and a mature unit such as Chicago Mayo wouldn't change? He'd know that its either he shape up or ship out.

What you are missing is logic. You are closed minded towards the individual and thus you are lacking foresight. If it was Derrick Rose who had similar issues we'd be hearing a million and one excuses for him.

RZZZA
02-06-2011, 02:30 PM
OJ did a good job when we played against him not too long ago, he gave us problems and was super efficient.

Draco
02-06-2011, 02:58 PM
Do the names Richard Hamilton, Demarcus Cousins or Nate Robinson ring any bells?

Just this season they both and last went from being starters to not even playing for reasons other than their skill level. OJ Mayo's problem is not ability or skill it is attitude.

He is too egotistical. Given a seriously wake up call in a more serious and respected environment he could possibly be brought back down to earth. Look at how Nate is being viewed in Boston now. He is more respected and mature than ever, he isn't even on the same tier as Mayo as a player. You don't think under coach Tibbs and a mature unit such as Chicago Mayo wouldn't change? He'd know that its either he shape up or ship out.

What you are missing is logic. You are closed minded towards the individual and thus you are lacking foresight. If it was Derrick Rose who had similar issues we'd be hearing a million and one excuses for him.


I'm not sure what point you're trying to make with Cousins, Hamilton and Robinson.

Does Tyrus Thomas ring a bell for you? Under Paxson and Forman, the Bulls are an organization that values a track record for production and moral character (that translates into reliability for job performance) Babysitting was something we experimented with under Krause.

What you're missing is reading comprehension. My reason for wanting the Bulls to pass on Mayo has to do with what Mayo has proven in the league thus far in addition to his off court problems and attitude. Do I think he'd mature under Thibs? Personally, no. If Mayo's bad attitude prevented him from sucking it up and making the most of his three years in Memphis then that's sure as **** not a player I want the Bulls to have on their roster. 3 years is a long time. I wouldn't be surprised if Mayo has a decent initial stint with his next team before lapsing back into old habits. How will perform when his next team has to deal with adversity? Regardless, I don't want the Bulls to risk ruining their chemistry for a player of Mayo's talent. His potential simply isn't that good for that kind of risk.

Swashcuff
02-06-2011, 03:15 PM
I'm not sure what point you're trying to make with Cousins, Hamilton and Robinson.

Does Tyrus Thomas ring a bell for you? Under Paxson and Forman, the Bulls are an organization that values a track record for production and moral character (that translates into reliability for job performance) Babysitting was something we experimented with under Krause.

What you're missing is reading comprehension. My reason for wanting the Bulls to pass on Mayo has to do with what Mayo has proven in the league thus far in addition to his off court problems and attitude. Do I think he'd mature under Thibs? Personally, no. If Mayo's bad attitude prevented him from sucking it up and making the most of his three years in Memphis then that's sure as **** not a player I want the Bulls to have on their roster. 3 years is a long time. I wouldn't be surprised if Mayo has a decent initial stint with his next team before lapsing back into old habits. How will perform when his next team has to deal with adversity? Regardless, I don't want the Bulls to risk ruining their chemistry for a player of Mayo's talent. His potential simply isn't that good for that kind of risk.

I must say you are really closed minded. :speechless:

You said he went from a starter to a bench player to not player, all the players have gone through the very same thing for different reasons.

In his first 2 seasons the in NBA OJ Mayo PROVED that he has major potential as a scorer in the NBA for years to come. Ever drawing comparisons to Kobe Bryant's (that's foolish IMO he'll never be that good) ability as a scorer. I think back to Michael Finely when talking about his abilities on that end of the floor.

What don't you understand from that. What has he proven?

He has proven that he is a legitimately effective and efficient scorer in the league.

You make all those assumptions that he would not be able to get himself together but yet still you don't even know enough or understand what the player is going through.

I'd continue this debate with another Bulls fan. One who uses logic and not hate.

Draco
02-06-2011, 03:23 PM
I must say you are really closed minded. :speechless:

You said he went from a starter to a bench player to not player, all the players have gone through the very same thing for different reasons.

In his first 2 seasons the in NBA OJ Mayo PROVED that he has major potential as a scorer in the NBA for years to come. Ever drawing comparisons to Kobe Bryant's (that's foolish IMO he'll never be that good) ability as a scorer. I think back to Michael Finely when talking about his abilities on that end of the floor.

What don't you understand from that. What has he proven?

He has proven that he is a legitimately effective and efficient scorer in the league.

You make all those assumptions that he would not be able to get himself together but yet still you don't even know enough or understand what the player is going through.

I'd continue this debate with another Bulls fan. One who uses logic and not hate.

Well, there's no use discussing this with someone with poor reading comprehension. There's no shortage of Bulls fans who welcome Mayo on the team.. so have at it with those fans.

Illinirob83
02-06-2011, 03:29 PM
Why don't they just keep him? They want the world for this guy, which is stupid. Some decent contracts, role players and a couple of draft picks should be more than enough.

ElMarroAfamado
02-06-2011, 03:41 PM
Luke Walton and another bum for him

thats all he is worth...the guy is just a chucker....reminds me like the very very poor mans allen iverson

|x-M1NTy-x|
02-06-2011, 03:44 PM
its not the business where he wants to go. Its who has the higher bid.

effen5
02-06-2011, 04:36 PM
JJ, Bogans, and a low first round pick. Thats the most I would offer for Mayo.

JB0B0
02-06-2011, 04:38 PM
OJ Mayo may not be an all-star but he's better than any of the current 2 guards the Bulls have.

effen5
02-06-2011, 04:43 PM
OJ Mayo may not be an all-star but he's better than any of the current 2 guards the Bulls have.

But he also have a lot of off the court issues as well. Right now, we have a ton of good character guys, all hard workers, all team players....

If Mayo disrupts that, he wouldn't be worth it.

Ryan328
02-06-2011, 04:44 PM
I'd take a shot on Mayo.

Rdubzya
02-06-2011, 04:47 PM
Wizards will give you either Rashard Lewis or Andray Blatche.

Pharoe18
02-06-2011, 04:49 PM
I think Bulls and Lakers are the best fits, though i donno what they could give memphis for him

effen5
02-06-2011, 04:50 PM
I think the Lakers should go after Rip if/when Detroit buys him out....Rip would be a perfect fit for the Lakers.

STAT1
02-06-2011, 05:00 PM
The Lakers could give up Ron.

Hitman21
02-06-2011, 05:10 PM
andray blatche and al thorton

M.Bibby2.0
02-06-2011, 05:11 PM
What would you grizz fans think of a deal with the kings, including Carl Landry and perhaps Casspi?

MrfadeawayJB
02-06-2011, 05:34 PM
As a grizz fan, i think if we must move OJ, it should be to either Chicago or NYK. They both have intriguing peaces that could be centered around a potential deal. It doesnt make much sense for Memphis to trade him to LA (who has nothing to offer) and allow them to be a powerhouse for the next 5-10 years even after Kobe starts to fall off. If he is traded to the west it would be a bottom feeder like the T-Wolves or the Kings