Apr 4, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo (32) during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 95-94. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers Reportedly Interested in OJ Mayo


O.J. Mayo is set to become a free agent this summer and it appears that there will be a market for his services. There was already a report that the Minnesota Timberwolves would consider adding the former No. 3 overall pick. Now, there is a new report making the rounds that the Cleveland Cavaliers could be looking to add the high-volume shooter.

From Bob Finnan of the News-Herald:

The Cavs might kick the tires on Mayo, as well. He’s expected to opt out of his contract with Dallas. He shot a career-high 40.7 percent from the 3-point line this season. Mayo averaged 15.3 points on 12.5 shots.

Cleveland desperately wants to add talent around Kyrie Irving and they have the cap room to make a splash. However, Mayo may not be the best starting option because he loves to have the ball in his hands and that takes away from Irving.

Mayo will be making his impact felt in some way, shape or form next season, but whether that is as a starter or a sixth-man remains to be seen.

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