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OJ Mayo has been on of the most inconsistent players on a disappointing Dallas Mavericks team this season. He played fairly well at the start of the season with Dirk Nowitzki nursing an injury, but Mayo has had a tendency to disappear for nights at a time over the past month or so. The Mavs are officially out of playoff contention, but head coach Rick Carlisle was hoping Mayo would turn in a solid performance against the Memphis Grizzlies — his former team — on Monday night. That did not happen, as Mayo scored only two points on 1-of-6 shooting and recorded only one assist. “He wasn’t into it in the first half,” Carlisle said after the 103-97 loss, via NBA.com’s Jeff Kaplan. “We showed him some film at halftime where he was virtually just standing around defensively and said, ‘Hey, we need you’; just tried to get him going a little bit. He just had a bad night. I guess I’ll write it off to that. But I tell you what, if I was playing against my former team, I’d come out ready to go. I’d
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Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle can be one of the best quotes in the NBA. Monday night was one of those times when he delivered some truth that many NBA coaches would shy away from.
Clearly unhappy with the performance of shooting guard O.J. Mayo, who finished with two points and four turnovers on 1-of-6 shooting, Carlisle let loose when asked about Mayo's outing in a 103...
O.J. Mayo can opt to make a $4.2 million salary from the Mavericks next season, or decide to test the free agent market.
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After two months of growing his "playoff beard", Dirk Nowitzki got to ceremonious remove it after the Dallas Mavericks were eliminated from the 2013 NBA playoff hunt over the weekendThe below video shows Dirk using an approved beard trimmer in the Mavericks locker room and removing the facial hair.Clearly, our world has come pretty far when a :45 second video of Dirk removing...
O.J. Mayo will opt out of his 2013-14 player option with the Dallas Mavericks and become a free agent this summer. However, Mayo says he hopes to sign a long term contract and remain in Dallas. Had he picked up his player option for next season, he would have made $4.2 million. Mayo averaged 15.3 points, 4.4 assists and 3.5 rebounds a game this season.
According to Mavs.com:
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Rick Carlisle called a timeout just to take O.J. Mayo out of Monday night's game. He then ripped into the guard after the game.