This morning, I sarcastically tweeted this out, mainly to troll my Bucks friends.
Will someone tell the Bucks that OJ Mayo is available? I dont want him.— Kirk Henderson (@KirkSeriousFace) July 3, 2013
Someone, somewhere was listening to me. According to Adrian Wojnarowski the Bucks may well get O.J. Mayo
Milwaukee is nearing a deal to sign free agent guard O.J. Mayo, league sources tell Y Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2013
Obviously, things could change, but Woj has made a career out of being first and being right. I tend to see his reports as gospel.
A day after officially losing out on J.J. Redick, the Bucks may have found a replacement in Mayo. I've never been very high on Mayo (and neither have advanced stats) but an outright loss like this might be problematic for Dallas. The sign and trades discussed yesterday were promising. They were also unlikely. Our friend Bryan Gutierrez points this out succinctly:
MIL still has more than enough cap space to outright sign Mayo. S&T seems unlikely unless MIL likes OJ > piece that DAL likes more than OJ— Bryan Gutierrez (@BallinWithBryan) July 3, 2013
The "wait for Howard" approach may leave Dallas with some interesting decisions come next week.