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Fresno
06-29-2012, 03:46 AM
The Boston Celtics came close to trading for Memphis' O.J. Mayo just before March's trading deadline, and it appears their interest remains just as strong now.

A league source said the C's continue to be enamored with the 6-foot-5 shooting guard, and are considering making another run at him.

The source said no deal is imminent, but it appears the Celtics are willing to offer up Brandon Bass via a sign and trade.

Bass, who opted out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, would have to agree to such a deal.

http://www.csnne.com/basketball-boston-celtics/celtics-talk/Source-Cs-interested-in-Mayo-for-Bass-no?blockID=732352&feedID=3352

Sounds like a pretty fair deal for both teams.



Bass became expendable tonight with the drafting of Jared Sullinger & Fab Melo which moves KG back to PF with Fab Melo at C. Also Jeff Green is surely set to return to Boston and get minutes at PF as well.

shep33
06-29-2012, 03:52 AM
Doesn't make sense for Memphis though. Zbo,Speights, (Qualifying offer) Cunningham (Qualifying offer), and Darrel Arthur.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-29-2012, 03:54 AM
The only thing that caught my attention from this article...


Nothing is imminent...

shep33
06-29-2012, 04:01 AM
The only thing that caught my attention from this article...


Nothing is imminent...

:laugh:

smiddy012
06-29-2012, 05:22 AM
OJ would already be gone if all it would take is a deal centered around Bass.

StarvingKnick22
06-29-2012, 06:41 AM
great opportunity for the C's the get a good scorer who brings in some youth. Plus the got a good deal drafting Fab Melo. I wouldn't sleep on them this season:clap:

king4day
06-29-2012, 07:21 AM
Yea where does Bass fit on Memphis? If I'm him I'd tellm no thanks.
He is going to be a key part to a team.

69centers
06-29-2012, 09:08 AM
Bass became expendable tonight with the drafting of Jared Sullinger & Fab Melo which moves KG back to PF with Fab Melo at C. Also Jeff Green is surely set to return to Boston and get minutes at PF as well.

Melo is a project is not going to jump right in at starting center.


Doesn't make sense for Memphis though. Zbo,Speights, (Qualifying offer) Cunningham (Qualifying offer), and Darrel Arthur.

Bass is better than Speights, Cunningham, or Arthur.

Celtic5
06-29-2012, 09:53 AM
Good deal for both teams. I hope it happens.

Wes_Craven
06-29-2012, 09:55 AM
So does this mean Allen is not coming back?

celtNYpatsHeels
06-29-2012, 09:59 AM
Ehh I like Mayo but I think Id rather bring in Jamal Crawford on a two-three year deal

MGB
06-29-2012, 10:19 AM
There's no way Memphis would do that deal if all they get is Bass. I could see something with Avery Bradley involved there, but I think a Bass-Mayo deal would be bad value for the Grizz.

Blitzbolt
06-29-2012, 10:29 AM
??I'm pretty sure we won't match Mayo and we are gonna let him walk so he is a FA.

Unless the Grizz do a sign and trade which I see happening

celtNYpatsHeels
06-29-2012, 10:42 AM
FYI Speights and Arthur are both restricted free agents

bagwell368
06-29-2012, 11:05 AM
Bass is not going to be on the Celts one way or another.

BIGBREED
06-29-2012, 11:21 AM
East Coast BS! Bass would be foolish to except a sign&trade to Memphis to be a backup when he just raised his stock to cash in as a starter! He doesn't fit with the Grizz

Gritz
06-29-2012, 11:29 AM
Mayo is terrible

justinnum1
06-29-2012, 11:31 AM
mayo would be a nice fit there.

rondo/dooling
mayo/bradley
pierce/pietrus
green/jullinger
KG/melo

looks like the 2nd best team in the east

TheNumber37
06-29-2012, 11:33 AM
kg will never play of again.. not after last season's success and the lack of dominant centers

NYG 2000
06-29-2012, 11:43 AM
Lmfao, im sure the grizzlies need bass now that they have marrese Speights

Nice try Boston, good one

NYMetros
06-29-2012, 11:45 AM
mayo would be a nice fit there.

rondo/dooling
mayo/bradley
pierce/pietrus
green/jullinger
KG/melo

looks like the 2nd best team in the east

KG said if he comes back he only wants to play PF.

I Rock Shaqs
06-29-2012, 11:51 AM
PG: Rondo/ Bradley/Dooling
SG: Mayo/ Pietrus/Bradley
SF: Pierce/ Green/Pietrus
PF: KG/ Sullinger/Green
C: Chris Kaman/ KG/ Melo

justinnum1
06-29-2012, 11:51 AM
mayo would be a nice fit there.

rondo/dooling
mayo/bradley
pierce/pietrus
green/jullinger
KG/melo

looks like the 2nd best team in the east

KG said if he comes back he only wants to play PF.

Damn. I think he is better at center

Corey
06-29-2012, 11:55 AM
KG said if he comes back he only wants to play PF.


Damn. I think he is better at center
He's said he prefers the 4 his entire career. It didnt stop him from playing the 5 last year.

Corey
06-29-2012, 11:56 AM
Mayo is terrible

Seconded. Im surprised so many people actually want him.

MrfadeawayJB
06-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Grizz are not interested in Bass lol

Speights and Arthur (when healthy) are right there talent wise with Bass. The grizz need perimiter shooting, not another big guy

Fnom11
06-29-2012, 12:36 PM
Bass played very very well last year. Why would they want to trade him?

Corey
06-29-2012, 12:39 PM
Bass played very very well last year. Why would they want to trade him?

To get something for him if they dont want to commit a long term contract to him.

He's nice offensively, but he's limited. Not a great rebounder, not a good defender, can be a black hole at times.

He's a nice piece, but I wouldn't want to commit a bunch of years to the guy.

BradytoGronkTD
06-29-2012, 01:16 PM
Im not sold on Avery Bradley as the starting SG for the celtics, so ill take OJ.

Corey
06-29-2012, 01:31 PM
Im not sold on Avery Bradley as the starting SG for the celtics, so ill take OJ.
And what has OJ Mayo done to sell you that he can be a starter..?

Ezio
06-29-2012, 01:33 PM
He's a UFA now.

C-Style
06-29-2012, 02:51 PM
I wanna be a Laker, thats my ultimate dream, since I was younger. - O.J Mayo

BradytoGronkTD
06-29-2012, 02:53 PM
Im not sold on Avery Bradley as the starting SG for the celtics, so ill take OJ.
And what has OJ Mayo done to sell you that he can be a starter..? I've since changed my opinion. I agree 100% with you haha the more I think of it the more I don't like it

GiantsSwaGG
06-29-2012, 02:53 PM
Lin
Mayo
Melo
Amare
Tyson

:drool:

LongIslandIcedZ
06-29-2012, 02:56 PM
It seems like the Knicks have the MLE to offer him, but how much more can he really bring to the table than JR Smith. It doesnt seem like a great fit, I'll say he signs with LA or Boston.

thekmp211
06-29-2012, 03:51 PM
PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN. would be a perfect compliment to rondo and bradley.

not sure memphis wants or needs bass though. darrell arthur should be back healthy right? that would be a bit of a log jam.

thekmp211
06-29-2012, 03:52 PM
mayo would be a nice fit there.

rondo/dooling
mayo/bradley
pierce/pietrus
green/jullinger
KG/melo

looks like the 2nd best team in the east

lol i see what you did there.