DALLAS -- It appears as though the Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of losing shooting guard OJ Mayo.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Mayo is close to agreeing to a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. Mayo recently opted out of a contract with the Mavs which would have paid him $4.3 million next season so he could become an unrestricted free agent.
In his one season with the Mavs, Mayo averaged 15.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists and shot 44.9 percent from the field and 40.7 percent from three-point range. He also averaged a team-high 35.5 minutes per game and was the only member of the Mavs to play in all 82 games.
Mayo signed a two-year contract with the Mavs last summer -- with a player option -- and played so well early on to the point where his name was even mentioned as possibly ganring a berth in the All-Star game. But after the All-Star game, Mayo's scoring averaged dropped about seven points per game.
In fact, Mayo averaged just 10.9 points and shot only 41.7 percent from the field during the final 30 games.
The mavs were hooing to bring Mayo back at a lower price than what he was slated to make before he opted out of his contract. And if Mayo was going to leave, the Mavs were hopeful of at least getting him involved in a sign-and-trade to they could receive something in return.
-- Dwain Price
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