Veteran guard O.J. Mayo struggled last season with the Milwaukee Bucks. With the Bucks building around forward Jabari Parker and swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mayo could be looking for a new team if he doesn’t turn things around.
Lang Greene of Basketball Insiders believes Mayo has a chance to hit the reset button and turn his career around.
Heading into last season most thought Mayo had his best opportunity to finally make good on the hype he had when entering the league as a highly touted prospect. The Bucks needed a scorer and a player fans could get behind. Mayo seemed to be perfect for the script. However, what followed was a textbook example on the reason why you shouldn’t fully buy into predictions in season previews.
Mayo struggled with his conditioning, failed to start half of the games he appeared in and reportedly clashed often with then head coach Larry Drew. Heading into training camp Mayo gets to press the reset button with head coach Jason Kidd calling the shots from the sideline. But will it even matter?
This could very well be Mayo’s last chance and they have already reportedly discussed trading him.
Mayo put up 11.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game while shooting 40.7% from the field, 37.0% from three and and 86.4% from the charity stripe last season. In his six-year NBA career, the former USC Trojan has put up 14.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 43.3% from the floor, 38.0% from three and 82.1% from the free throw line.
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