HoopsHype OJ Mayo rumors

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The marriage between the Bucks and O.J. Mayo has been unsavory so far. Mayo, who signed a three-year, $24 million deal in the offseason, hasn’t played since Jan. 25 because of poor conditioning. It is speculated that the Bucks want Mayo to lose 10 to 15 pounds before he hits the court again, and he has also been felled with flu-like symptoms recently. Of course, the worse the Bucks fare and the more quality players they hold out, the better their chances for the No. 1 overall pick to add to their young core. Mayo is averaging just 12.2 points per game and is shooting a career-worst 39.6 percent in 41 games for Milwaukee . Boston Globe

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"It's the same thing it's been night in and night out," Mayo said. "it's been the same result, whatever the game plan has been. It's hard to get a rhythm when you don't know what's going to happen for you night in and night out. You may get 6 minutes, 30 minutes. There's no staple to what we're doing. You can hang in there, compete and keep it close. If you don't have a backbone to what you do, whether it's going to be a defensive thing, an up-tempo thing, a pound-it-in-the-paint thing, a drive-and-kick thing. We've got to find a staple as a team." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

"You look around the league, you've got some teams that are defensive teams," Mayo said. "You've got some teams like (Houston) and the Warriors that are offensive- minded, like Portland and Denver, they're going to get up and down, spread the floor. You've got teams like Memphis, Chicago, physical, defensive-minded. Here we are at game 40, we don't know what we are right now. It's going to be hard to collect wins when you don't know what to expect." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Bucks teammates did their best to downplay what was an ugly scene in the visitors' locker room. "Oh no, we're good," Bucks guard O.J. Mayo said. "A little team bonding, that's all. A little kumbaya, man. "It's all good. When things aren't going well, that's when the real men reveal their true colors. Are you a grinder? Are you going to roll your sleeves up and get it done? "People handle it different ways. We're searching what do we need to do to get it going." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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O.J. Mayo’s contract with the Milwaukee Bucks runs all of three seasons, but that didn’t stop the talented NBA guard from putting down roots in Wisconsin. If nothing else, Mayo will be living comfortably during his stay in Brew City. The 26-year-old guard recently made a big-time purchase, picking up a five-acre property in the River Hills suburb of Milwaukee. Built in 1995, the home is a modern take on the Prairie School style and incorporates classic Prairie attributes such as horizontal lines, inlaid windows and a prominently pitched roof. It has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two fireplaces and over 9,000 square feet of living space. Realtor

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Mayo was asked about his time in Dallas last season, when he started all 82 games and averaged 15.3 points for a team that finished 41-41 and failed to reach the playoffs. "I forgot all about it, man," Mayo said. "It's another year. I've got a short memory span. I'm looking forward to (Saturday). Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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“I’m playing in my camp against O.J. Mayo, he was a top high school kid coming out,” Jordan says. “And I had never met him. First time. In front of my camp, he starts this thing about ‘you can’t guard me, you can’t do this.’ I got my campers here, so obviously I can’t really can’t go where I want to go because I own my camp. So I stop the camp, send the kids to bed. “We go back to playing, and he starts his whole thing ‘you can’t guard me.’ Finally I just said, ‘You may be the best high school player, but I’m the best player in the world.’ So from this point on, it’s a lesson. And from that point on, it was a lesson. He never won a game. I posted him up, I did everything.” NBCSports.com

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In an interview to promote the launch of NBA 2K14, Jordan shared a story about how Mayo, who was a top high school player at the time, talked a ton of trash to him at his basketball camp. MJ decided to teach the youngster a lesson. “My game always did my talking, I never said anything. I’m playing in my camp against OJ Mayo — he was a top high school kid coming out. I had never met him — first time. In front of my camp, he starts this thing about ‘you can’t guard me, you can’t do this.’ I got my campers here, so I obviously can’t really can’t go where I want to go because I own my camp,” Jordan recalled. “So I stop the camp, send the kids to bed. We go back to playing, and he starts his whole thing ‘you can’t guard me.’ Finally I just said ‘you may be the best high school player, but I’m the best player in the world.’ So from this point on, it’s a lesson. And from that point on, it was a lesson. He never won a game. I posted him up, I did everything,” said Jordan. “If I can ever show you that film, and if you can ever ask him, ask him about the things that happened at my camp. “I don’t consider that trash, I consider that fact.” Larry Brown Sports

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