Found February 19, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Celtics have been attracted to O.J. Mayo for some time. Their interest stretches back at least as far as last season, when multiple reports indicated that the team was close to acquiring the then-Grizzlies guard for Ray Allen. When that deal failed to come together, Mayo headed into free agency, where the Celtics were among the teams that explored signing the 6-foot-4 combo guard. A year later, Mayo is manning a sinking ship in Dallas and the Celtics are once again in need of backcourt help. With an affordable contract and useful skills, Mayo still makes some sense for the Celtics. But he is also an example of the obstacles standing in the way of the Celtics making any deal before the trade deadline arrives at 3 p.m. Thursday. While the Celtics’ season has been no picnic, their struggles have been mild compared to Mayo and the Mavericks’. After finding tepid interest last summer, Mayo settled on a two-year, $8 million contract with Dallas. He got off to a blistering start, hitti...
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