HoopsHype OJ Mayo rumors

July 1, 2013 Updates

Darren Wolfson: #Twolves haven't called on Belinelli, per a source. All signs point to the focus being on Mayo, Redick, Martin. Others likely a tier below. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

June 30, 2013 Updates

Here's Saunders' agenda, in no particular order, according to multiple sources: Meet with unrestricted free agent shooting O.J. Mayo. His agent, Rob Pelinka, has his office in Los Angeles. Saunders could also check in on another Pelinka client in Andre Iguodala, who also is an unrestricted free agent. According to ESPN, Pelinka will have Mayo and Iguodala together. The price for Iguodala is expected to be far too high for the Wolves, who plan on retaining restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic. They won't have the financial flexibility needed to sign a player for more than approximately $7 million per year. Iguodala will command far more than that annually. KSTP

June 29, 2013 Updates

Saunders told a group of reporters Friday that he'll be out of town this weekend, presumably visiting a free agent. Who? Not sure as of publication. But what is known is that Saunders has strong interest in shooting guard O.J. Mayo. One possibility for Saunders' trip: meet with Mayo in Southern California. Oh by the way, unrestricted free agent Chase Budinger is in that area too. 1500 ESPN

June 28, 2013 Updates
June 7, 2013 Updates

A source close to the situation reiterated what was reported in this space two weeks ago: guard O.J. Mayo is a big- time free agent priority this summer for the Wolves. Interestingly, depending on your view, there is no free agent buzz involving the Wolves and guard Kevin Martin. He played for Wolves coach Rick Adelman in Houston. 1500 ESPN

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April 22, 2013 Updates

Rick Carlisle on OJ Mayo: opting out of his contract: “That was expected. I think one of the reasons he came, I think his market value was higher than what we gave him last year but to protect him against injury and stuff like that, we gave him the second year player option. This was all logical stuff and certainly no surprise.” Dallas Morning News

April 21, 2013 Updates

After a season that began strong but ended with a whimper, O.J. Mayo said he will opt out of the final year of his contract and again become a free agent. The Celtics have long coveted Mayo, who has said before he does not want to play in Boston. Mayo averaged 17.9 points and shot 46.3 percent from the field and 41.3 percent from the 3-point line before the All-Star break. In Dallas’s final 30 games, those numbers dwindled to 10.9, 41.7, and 39.2. Teams will have to decide whether Mayo is really an All-Star-caliber player, or the wildly inconsistent player of the first five years of his career Boston Globe

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