Grizzlies Not Likely To Move Mayo

While Tom Reed of The Plain Dealer says that Memphis has been trying to move O.J. Mayo for over a season now, Bill Ingram of HoopsWorld tweeted earlier that the Grizzlies are unlikely to make a move despite having received multiple offers for the fourth-year guard. If Memphis were to be involved in a trade this week, it will be a smaller, money-saving deal. (Twitter link) 

Mayo has appeared to be comfortable in his reserve role as a scorer, and Lionel Hollins still manages to supply him with a substantial amount of minutes on the floor. The Grizzlies are 11-3 in their last 14 games, and Mayo's playing time has been near the 30 minute mark in nine of those contests.

Earlier this year, GM Chris Wallace handled the loss of Zach Randolph to injury by dealing guard-forward Xavier Henry for big man Marreese Speights. With Randolph recently being cleared for contact practice and eyeing a return to the court soon (according to The Sports Xchange of, it would appear that there is no need for Memphis to make another move to add another big to the frontcourt, much less include Mayo in those type of talks.  

During last year's deadline, the Grizzlies and Pacers had agreed in principle to send Mayo to Indiana but failed to submit the deal to the league office on time for approval. 


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