Milwaukee Bucks: OJ Mayo Contract Grade
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff
Contract: 3 years, 24 million
- This is an excellent move by the Bucks. They have added one of the better shooting guards in the NBA, who is just entering his prime, in the 25 year old Mayo. After an incredible first two seasons in the NBA, his second two were rough in Memphis, but he bounced back in Dallas last season and had a breakout season. He carried Dallas for almost half of last season with Dirk Nowitzki out, but he struggled to end the year. However, he proved to be an elite three point shooter and a very efficient scorer, shooting 45% from the field and over 40% from three point range, despite shooting over 4 per game. He also proved to be a nice distributor for the shooting guard position, averaging 4.4 assists per game. He may never become the superstar player that many believed he would become, but he is a high end third option on a playoff team and will serve very nicely as the seco...