Chicago Bulls: Should They Trade for O.J. Mayo to Solve SG Issues?

November 17th, 2010 by Bob Bajek Leave a reply »
It's no secret the Chicago Bulls are lacking a true starting shooting guard and they are almost at wits end to find a solution because Ronnie Brewer, Kyle Korver and Keith Bogans simply aren't cutting it. 

One creative but long-shot solution might be trading for the Memphis Grizzlies' O.J. Mayo. 

A third-year guard out of USC, Mayo is in an awkward position. He is considered the fourth most important piece in the Grizzlies' nucleus behind Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Rudy Gay. Gay was signed for big money and Gasol and Randolph are looking for similar deals. 

Also, Memphis point guard Mike Conley was signed for five years and $45 million, which might make signing Mayo more difficult when his contract expires after this season. 

The 6'4" Mayo, worth over $4.45 million this year, was shopped around twice last season when the Grizzlies tried to trade him to the Golden State Warriors for Monta Ellis. 

Despite these trade rumors, Mayo continues to produce. This season, he is posting 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per night. He averaged 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists a game in ...

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