Dallas Mavericks’ free agent shooting guard O.J. Mayo met with the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday evening in order to explore whether the two parties could be a potential fit for next season.
Dallas Mavericks free-agent guard O.J. Mayo met with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night in Los Angeles, a league source said. Mayo is scheduled to also meet with the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz.
After a rather successful season starting for the Mavericks, the interest in Mayo is obviously high at this point. The Mavs probably wouldn’t mind keeping Mayo around, but it seems unlikely at this point.
The Timberwolves want to extend free agent big man Nikola Pekovic, but could still throw some money Mayo’s way, as the team still needs to fill the shooting guard vacancy. In a lot of ways, Mayo would be a decent option for the Wolves. They could offer him a reasonable enough contract and he would have an opportunity to start for an up-and-coming roster. He would also add what Brandon Roy was supposed to, and that is a scoring threat on the wing and some additional spacing.