Originally written on Rotowire  |  Last updated 11/20/14
O.J. Mayo: The New Jason Terry In Big D -- With Dirk Nowitzki (knee) sitting out Monday's preseason game against the Rockets, Mayo assumed the role of the Mavericks' primary scorer. He finished the night with 20 points (7-of-12 FG, 3-of-6 3Pt, 3-of-4 FT) in under 24 minutes while working as Dallas's starting shooting guard. Dallas brought in Mayo this past offseason after losing Jason Terry to the Celtics. Despite getting the start Monday night, the early indication is Mayo will be asked to play the same sixth man role Terry held for the past eight seasons. Mayo was deployed as the Grizzlies sixth man with mixed results this past season, but as we've seen with Terry over the years, Dallas likes to rely more heavily on their sixth man than other teams. Mayo is coming off a couple of somewhat disappointing campaigns, but he should be given a chance in Dallas to carry a bigger share of the scoring load and live up to the potential he showed during his first two seasons in Memphis. ...
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