This is the seventh in a 15-part series running Wednesdays and Fridays profiling each Milwaukee Bucks player leading up to the start of the NBA season.
Lately, O.J. Mayo's career has been a bit nomadic. After a new regime all but ended his career in Memphis, the third overall pick in the 2008 draft couldn't find a longterm deal on the open market.
After signing a one-year deal and starting all 82 games last season for Dallas, Mayo is ready to settle down with the Bucks. Milwaukee committed 24 million over three seasons to the 25-year-old, hoping he can fill some of the scoring void vacated with the departure of the team's two high-scoring guards.
But this is more than just a chance for Mayo to lead a team in scoring, as he has an opportunity with the Bucks to enter the prime of his career as a team leader. Mayo needed this shot in Milwaukee, but the Bucks also need him to step up if they have any chance of making the playoffs.
2012-13 stats: 15.3 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 4.4 APG, 44.9 FG ,...