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O.J. Mayo

27-Year-Old    SG    Milwaukee Bucks

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

11.4

REB

2.6

AST

2.8

STL

0.8

BLK

0.3

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Mayo was one of the more disappointing players in the league last season after signing a three-year deal with the Bucks. Coming off of an impressive year with the Mavericks ni 2012-13, Mayo was expected to be handed the keys to the Bucks' offense and have a chance to be a tr...

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 210 lbs   DOB: 11/5/1987  College: USC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #3 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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O.J. Mayo Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with the Bucks in July of 2013.

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Mayo appeared in 71 contests for the Bucks in 2014-15, averaging 11.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists while shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from three in 23.9 minutes per game.

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O.J. Mayo NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 82 38.0 18.5 3.8 3.2 1.1 0.2 1.8 43.8 87.9 2.8 0.7 3.1 4.6 38.4 6.9 15.6 3.0 3.4
2009-10 21 82 38.0 17.5 3.8 3.0 1.2 0.2 1.7 45.8 80.9 2.1 0.7 3.0 4.3 38.3 6.6 14.4 2.6 3.2
2010-11 22 MEM 71 26.3 11.3 2.4 2.0 1.0 0.4 1.4 40.7 75.6 1.4 0.5 1.9 3.7 36.4 4.3 10.5 1.4 1.8
2011-12 23 MEM 66 26.8 12.6 3.2 2.6 1.1 0.3 1.5 40.8 77.3 1.9 0.5 2.7 4.2 36.4 4.5 11.2 2.0 2.6
2012-13 24 DAL 82 35.5 15.3 3.5 4.4 1.1 0.3 1.7 44.9 82.0 2.5 0.4 3.1 4.3 40.7 5.6 12.5 2.3 2.8
2013-14 25 MIL 52 25.9 11.7 2.4 2.2 0.5 0.3 1.6 40.7 86.4 1.8 0.5 1.9 4.4 37.0 4.3 10.6 1.5 1.7
2014-15 26 MIL 71 23.9 11.4 2.6 2.8 0.8 0.3 1.4 42.2 82.7 1.8 0.4 2.2 3.9 35.7 4.2 9.9 1.6 2.0
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O.J. Mayo NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 4 26.5 10.0 2.5 3.0 1.5 0.3 1.3 37.8 100.0 2.0 0.3 2.3 3.5 35.7 3.5 9.3 1.8 1.8
Last 5 Games 5 26.6 9.6 2.6 3.0 1.2 0.2 1.0 36.2 100.0 1.6 0.2 2.4 3.4 29.4 3.4 9.4 1.8 1.8
Last 10 Games 10 25.3 10.9 3.4 2.8 1.4 0.1 1.2 40.2 90.5 2.1 0.2 3.2 3.4 35.3 3.9 9.7 1.9 2.1
Last 20 Games 20 21.8 9.4 2.7 2.7 1.1 0.2 1.2 40.7 84.8 1.7 0.3 2.5 3.4 35.3 3.4 8.4 1.4 1.7

 

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O.J. Mayo – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

52.9%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, O.J. Mayo has a true shooting percentage of 52.9%.

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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O.J. Mayo NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 82 36.0 17.5 3.6 3.0 1.1 0.2 1.7 43.8 87.9 2.6 0.6 2.9 4.4 38.4 6.5 14.8 2.9 3.2
2009-10 21 82 36.0 16.5 3.6 2.8 1.1 0.2 1.6 45.8 80.9 2.0 0.7 2.9 4.1 38.3 6.3 13.7 2.4 3.0
2010-11 22 MEM 71 36.0 15.5 3.3 2.8 1.4 0.5 1.8 40.7 75.6 1.9 0.7 2.6 5.1 36.4 5.9 14.4 1.9 2.5
2011-12 23 MEM 66 36.0 16.9 4.3 3.4 1.4 0.5 2.0 40.8 77.3 2.5 0.6 3.7 5.6 36.4 6.1 15.0 2.7 3.5
2012-13 24 DAL 82 36.0 15.5 3.6 4.5 1.1 0.3 1.8 44.9 82.0 2.6 0.4 3.2 4.3 40.7 5.7 12.7 2.4 2.9
2013-14 25 MIL 52 36.0 16.3 3.3 3.0 0.7 0.3 2.2 40.7 86.4 2.5 0.6 2.7 6.1 37.0 6.0 14.7 2.0 2.4
2014-15 26 MIL 71 36.0 17.1 4.0 4.2 1.2 0.4 2.1 42.2 82.7 2.7 0.6 3.3 5.9 35.7 6.3 14.9 2.4 2.9
Preseason Projections 27 MIL 74 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for O.J. Mayo

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O.J. Mayo NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 82 3120 1516 308 262 91 13 145 43.8 87.9 226 56 252 378 38.4 562 1283 247 281
2009-10 21 82 3116 1432 311 242 98 17 136 45.8 80.9 176 61 250 355 38.3 542 1183 212 262
2010-11 22 MEM 71 1869 803 170 145 73 26 96 40.7 75.6 99 35 135 264 36.4 304 747 99 131
2011-12 23 MEM 66 1771 833 210 169 71 23 100 40.8 77.3 124 30 180 275 36.4 300 736 133 172
2012-13 24 DAL 82 2913 1255 291 361 93 23 142 44.9 82.0 209 36 255 349 40.7 461 1026 191 233
2013-14 25 MIL 52 1346 608 124 113 28 13 84 40.7 86.4 95 24 100 227 37.0 224 550 76 88
2014-15 26 MIL 71 1697 806 187 197 57 18 99 42.2 82.7 128 30 157 277 35.7 296 701 115 139
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O.J. Mayo NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 20 82 38.0 53.9 49.5 13.8 11.9 1.2 14.7
2009-10 21 82 38.0 55.1 51.6 14.1 10.3 1.4 15.0
2010-11 22 MEM 71 26.3 49.9 47.1 13.8 9.4 1.5 9.1
2011-12 23 MEM 66 26.8 51.3 47.6 15.3 11.2 1.4 10.7
2012-13 24 DAL 82 35.5 55.6 51.9 21.3 12.3 1.7 14.7
2013-14 25 MIL 52 25.9 51.6 48.4 14.2 11.9 1.2 8.7
2014-15 26 MIL 71 23.9 52.9 49.3 18.1 11.8 1.5 10.0
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O.J. Mayo 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 30 CHI 25 4 2 1 0 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 3 0 2 3
Apr 27 at CHI 26 10 2 4 0 1 1 2 8 5 5 1 3 0 2 3
Apr 25 CHI 24 18 3 4 4 0 2 6 11 2 2 4 6 1 2 3
Apr 23 CHI 31 8 3 3 2 0 3 4 10 0 0 0 2 0 3 1
Apr 20 at CHI 27 8 3 3 0 0 0 3 10 2 2 0 3 0 3 2
Apr 18 at CHI 24 6 7 3 1 0 1 1 7 3 3 1 2 0 7 2
Apr 15 BOS 26 16 5 2 0 0 1 7 14 1 1 1 6 0 5 1
Apr 13 at PHI 26 13 4 4 3 0 3 5 9 2 2 1 2 1 3 3
Apr 12 BKN 20 17 4 1 3 0 6 6 13 2 2 3 5 0 4 2
Apr 10 at NYK 24 9 1 3 1 0 2 3 7 2 4 1 2 0 1 1
Apr 8 CLE 26 11 2 2 1 0 2 4 12 2 2 1 5 0 2 2
Apr 4 ORL 32 14 2 1 0 1 2 6 10 0 1 2 5 0 2 3
Apr 3 at BOS 29 24 5 6 2 1 1 9 13 2 4 4 6 1 4 1
Apr 1 CHI 27 13 2 3 2 0 1 5 9 0 0 3 5 0 2 4
Mar 30 at ATL 13 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 5 2 2 0 3 1 3 3
Mar 28 GSW 20 8 2 5 1 0 1 2 6 3 3 1 3 0 2 3
Mar 26 IND 13 3 1 4 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 1 4 0 1 4
Mar 24 MIA 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Mar 22 CLE                                
Mar 20 at BKN                                
Mar 18 SAS                                
Mar 17 at NOP                                
Mar 14 at MEM 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Mar 12 at IND                                
Mar 11 ORL 10 4 0 2 1 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
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Mar 9 NOP                                
Mar 7 WAS                                
Mar 4 at GSW                                
Mar 3 at DEN                                
Feb 28 at UTA 27 8 6 2 2 0 4 3 9 0 0 2 5 2 4 1
Feb 27 at LAL                                
Feb 25 PHI                                
Feb 23 at CHI 34 9 4 3 1 0 3 4 12 0 0 1 4 2 2 2
Feb 22 ATL 28 15 1 0 0 1 3 5 11 3 3 2 5 0 1 3
Feb 20 DEN 26 13 4 4 1 0 2 5 13 2 3 1 3 1 3 1
Feb 11 SAC 25 21 3 4 1 0 1 6 14 7 7 2 4 2 1 1
Feb 9 BKN 24 15 2 2 0 0 2 4 10 7 8 0 2 0 2 2
Feb 7 BOS 28 10 2 3 2 0 0 3 11 4 4 0 3 0 2 2
Feb 6 at HOU 32 11 2 2 1 0 2 5 13 0 0 1 4 0 2 2
Feb 4 LAL 33 21 2 3 2 1 2 8 15 0 0 5 8 0 2 4
Feb 2 at TOR 11 7 1 0 1 0 0 3 9 0 0 1 2 0 1 0
Jan 31 POR 25 17 7 1 0 0 1 6 18 2 2 3 8 0 7 3
Jan 29 at ORL 27 13 6 6 0 0 2 5 12 1 3 2 7 2 4 2
Jan 27 at MIA 26 14 4 2 1 1 1 6 12 1 1 1 4 0 4 2
Jan 25 at SAS 28 9 2 7 1 1 0 4 10 0 0 1 3 0 2 5
Jan 24 DET 28 20 3 3 2 0 2 8 14 0 0 4 5 1 2 0
Jan 22 UTA 23 12 2 4 1 1 3 6 10 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Jan 19 TOR 24 13 4 3 0 0 3 4 8 4 4 1 2 0 4 1
Jan 15 NYK 24 22 1 0 0 0 1 8 14 2 2 4 6 0 1 0
Jan 10 at CHI 25 12 2 1 1 2 0 5 8 0 0 2 3 0 2 0
Jan 9 MIN 28 12 3 4 1 0 4 4 6 0 0 4 4 0 3 5
Jan 7 at PHI 24 15 4 6 1 0 0 6 11 1 2 2 6 0 4 1
Jan 6 PHO 18 4 1 3 0 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 1
Jan 4 at NYK 25 4 5 2 1 1 2 2 9 0 0 0 4 0 5 1
Jan 2 IND 24 11 1 1 0 0 2 5 12 0 0 1 4 0 1 3
Dec 31 at CLE 23 15 3 4 2 1 0 6 13 0 0 3 6 0 3 5
Dec 29 at CHA 34 13 5 2 0 0 3 3 13 5 6 2 6 0 5 3
Dec 27 ATL 24 12 3 4 0 1 3 4 11 2 2 2 6 0 3 0
Dec 26 at ATL 20 11 5 3 0 0 2 5 8 0 0 1 2 1 4 2
Dec 23 CHA 21 7 3 3 1 0 2 3 8 0 0 1 2 0 3 2
Dec 20 at LAC 23 3 1 3 0 0 2 1 6 1 3 0 2 0 1 4
Dec 18 at SAC 23 19 2 1 1 0 3 7 13 2 2 3 4 0 2 5
Dec 17 at POR 36 12 1 2 2 0 3 4 12 4 6 0 2 0 1 5
Dec 15 at PHO 25 12 4 0 0 0 6 3 4 4 4 2 3 1 3 3
Dec 13 LAC 11 6 0 1 0 0 2 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Dec 9 at OKC 29 18 4 0 0 0 2 6 13 6 6 0 4 1 3 6
Dec 7 at DAL 25 12 3 3 0 0 2 5 14 0 0 2 5 1 2 3
Dec 5 MIA 13 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Dec 3 DAL 27 12 3 5 1 0 2 3 7 4 6 2 3 0 3 3
Dec 2 at CLE 26 14 3 5 1 1 2 6 13 2 3 0 4 0 3 3
Nov 29 HOU 22 6 2 1 0 0 0 2 10 2 2 0 3 1 1 2
Nov 28 at DET 27 8 3 3 1 1 0 4 11 0 1 0 5 1 2 2
Nov 26 at MIN 29 10 3 3 1 1 5 3 11 2 2 2 7 1 2 4
Nov 25 DET 28 17 2 3 1 0 2 5 10 4 4 3 4 0 2 1
Nov 22 WAS 23 10 1 4 1 1 0 4 9 2 2 0 2 0 1 2
Nov 21 at TOR 9 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 19 at BKN 39 21 7 2 1 0 1 7 17 4 4 3 8 2 5 4
Nov 18 NYK 23 11 0 6 1 0 3 3 6 4 4 1 1 0 0 4
Nov 16 at MIA 18 8 2 3 1 0 1 4 8 0 1 0 3 0 2 1
Nov 14 at ORL 26 6 0 3 0 0 1 3 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Nov 11 OKC 29 19 4 1 0 0 0 6 15 5 7 2 7 1 3 2
Nov 8 MEM 28 9 4 7 1 0 4 4 11 0 0 1 5 0 4 1
Nov 7 at DET 19 6 1 3 1 1 0 2 9 1 1 1 4 0 1 1
Nov 5 CHI 27 9 1 3 1 0 3 3 12 2 2 1 6 1 0 6
Nov 4 at IND 22 9 3 5 3 0 3 3 5 2 2 1 3 1 2 0
Nov 1 at WAS 19 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 7 1 1 0 2 1 1 5
Oct 31 PHI 28 25 3 5 1 0 1 8 13 4 6 5 7 1 2 3
Oct 29 at CHA 24 17 3 3 0 1 1 6 10 2 2 3 6 1 2 4

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O.J. Mayo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mayo scored a team-high 18 points (6-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with three rebounds, four assists, and four steals in just 24 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Bucks' Game 4 win over the Bulls.

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Mayo is a dreadful 4-of-17 from the field through Milwaukee's first two playoff games.

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Mayo had 17 points (6-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with four rebounds and three steals in 20 minutes in the win over Brooklyn on Sunday. He had six turnovers.

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Mayo scored 24 points (9-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-4 FT), including 20 in the first half, with five rebounds and six assists in 29 minutes in the win over the Celtics on Friday.

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Mayo (hamstring) was limited to 13 minutes Thursday in a win over the Pacers. He came off the bench and scored three points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and had one rebound and four assists.

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Mayo (hamstring) will take the floor Thursday against the Pacers.

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Mayo (hamstring) went through practice Wednesday and is considered probable for Thursday's game against Indiana, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

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Mayo (hamstring) was active Tuesday but played in just six minutes and missed all four of his attempted field goals. He did have one assist and two rebounds.

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Mayo (hamstring) went through pregame warmups but it still hasn't been announced whether or not he'll actually play in Tuesday's game against the Heat, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Mayo (hamstring) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game versus Miami, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Mayo (hamstring) will not play Friday against the Nets, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports. Both Mayo and Jared Dudley (back) have no timetable to return.

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Mayo (hamstring) will not play Wednesday against the Spurs.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Given the opportunity to serve as the Mavericks' top scoring threat with Dirk Nowitzki sidelined until late December with a knee injury, Mayo appeared on the verge of submitting his best numbers since his rookie campaign with the Grizzles in 2008-09. Though Mayo entered the All-Star break averaging 17.9 points on 46 percent shooting while contributing 4.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game, things quickly fell apart for him thereafter. As his usage rates went down in the second half despite his playing time remaining consistent, Mayo averaged just 10.9 points on 42 percent shooting the rest of the way. Mayo ended up opting out of the final year of his contract with the Mavericks and joined the Bucks on a three-year deal, where he'll serve as the team's starting shooting guard. Without having to share the limelight with an offensive star in the frontcourt, as he did in Dallas, Mayo could have a shot at replicating the production he showed in the early part of last season. One thing that remained consistent for Mayo throughout his up-and-down season with Dallas was his marksmanship from three-point range. Mayo drained 1.7 threes per game at a career-best 41 percent rate and should have the green light to fire away for the Bucks.

2012-13

After being tossed around in trade rumors for the past two seasons, Mayo elected to change locales on his own terms, signing with the Mavericks as a free agent during the offseason. Mayo has the mentality of a go-to player, but often had to defer to Rudy Gay as the team’s primary perimeter option in Memphis. With the emergence of Tony Allen as a lockdown defender at shooting guard, Mayo ultimately was forced to accept a bench role and was limited to 26.8 minutes per game last season. With aging former stars Shawn Marion and Vince Carter representing Mayo’s only viable competition at the wing positions in Dallas, he should have little difficulty asserting himself as the Mavericks’ best offensive player in the backcourt. If Mayo receives 30-plus minutes as expected, there’s no reason to think he can’t come close to replicating the production he showcased in his first two seasons in the league, when he averaged 18.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Dirk Nowitzki still remains as the Mavericks’ No. 1 option offensively, but after a drop in his scoring for the second straight season, he may require some assistance from Mayo. However, if Mayo is to have success as the Robin to Dirk’s Batman, he’ll have to improve upon his shooting percentage, which sunk into the low 40s the past two seasons.

2011-12

Mayo was moved into a bench role a month into last season, and he remained there until he was inexplicably returned to the starting lineup in the final two games of the playoffs. He replaced Sam Young in the starting lineup, pushing Tony Allen to the starting small forward position. What remains to be seen is whether coach Lionel Hollins was impressed with Mayo in those final two games, and if that will translate to Mayo reclaiming the starting shooting guard role this season. Also muddying the waters is the fact that Mayo was nearly traded to the Pacers at the trade deadline last season. If the Grizzlies are dead set on moving Mayo, a change of scenery could open the door of opportunity for the talented 24-year-old guard. Through 17 games as the starting shooting guard last season, Mayo averaged 15.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.2 three-pointers, 1.1 steals, 0.5 blocks and 2.3 turnovers in 36 minutes. He’s been stuck behind Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph as options in the Grizzlies’ offensive scheme, and to enjoy significant growth, Mayo will probably need to ply his trade elsewhere.

2010-11

It's not entirely clear how it happened, but somehow the Grizzlies went from a team doomed to collapse under the weight of excessive egos and ball-hoggery, to a team noted for its energetic style of play – even as it became clear they wouldn't be contending for a playoff spot. Despite the changes to the feel of the team, Mayo's sophomore effort – so far as performance goes – was a rough copy of his rookie season. He scored almost the same number of points per game (17.5, after scoring 18.5 in 2008-09), and hit almost the same number of threes (1.8, 1.7) at almost the same rate (38.3%, 38.4%). Steals, blocks, assists – everything was roughly the same. So, provided no major personnel changes – and there haven't been any this offseason – it's only right to expect a similar season in 2010-11. One point to note with regard to Mayo's role: there was talk this offseason of slotting Mayo at point guard while starter Mike Conley is on the bench. After trying and failing with Allen Iverson, Jamaal Tinsley and Marcus Williams last season, the organization is concerned about deploying a dependable ball-handler at the point and, according to reports, Mayo is enthusiastic about the role, going so far as to try out the position during a couple Summer League games.

2009-10

Mayo’s statistical line resembled a less-extreme version of Stephen Jackson’s in terms of categorical strengths and weaknesses – strong in points, treys and free throw percentage while deficient in turnovers and field-goal percentage. Mayo assumed a spot in the starting lineup from game one and played big minutes throughout the year, averaging at least 36 per game in every month. Ordinarily, we’d expect bigger and better things from a second-year player with that kind of experience, but the Grizzlies’ offseason addition of Zach Randolph could impede Mayo’s progress on a number of fronts. First, it will slow the pace of the entire offense down, meaning less possessions and opportunities for everyone. Mayo and teammate Rudy Gay have put up their best numbers when the offense has been more free-flowing and up-tempo, which is unlikely to be the case this season with Randolph and either Marc Gasol or Hasheem Thabeet clogging up the paint. Secondly, the addition of Randolph means less production for Mayo on a per-play basis as well. They don’t call Randolph a ‘black hole’ on offense for nothing, and with Randolph and Gay both looking to assert themselves on the offensive end, scoring opportunities are going to come fewer and farther between. Expect Mayo to improve on his numbers this season, but be only cautiously optimistic given the team’s personnel changes.

2008-09

Mayo has been in the national spotlight since being scouted as a junior-high student, and he’s put up big numbers at every level. He averaged 20.7 points, 4.5 boards, 3.3 assists, and shot 41 percent from 3-point range as a freshman at USC last season, and he has the type of 1-on-1 game that should fit better in the NBA than it did in college. Mayo’s not the explosive athlete that some expected him to be, and he is a combo-guard that will have to find his niche in the NBA, but he has a strong jumper and a knack for getting it off at will. Mayo also projects as a plus defender, which should result in his share of steals. Because Mayo’s had cameras chasing him for most of his life, he should have one of the easier off-court transitions to the NBA. Mayo’s also older than most one-and-done rookies as he’ll be 21 in November, which means that he should be physically able to play with the men before some of his contemporaries.

2007-08

Mayo was the Grizzlies' big prize on draft day, pulling off an eight-player trade with the Timberwolves to land him. Mayo is a great scorer, who averaged 20.7 points for the USC Trojans last year. He hit 40 percent of his three-pointers in college, and was hitting them at a decent pace in summer league. He has good size for a guard (6-5, 200), so he should be able to grab some rebounds if he can get around the basket. He played both point and shooting guard while at USC, but will almost exclusively play the two with the Grizzlies. It's unclear if Mayo will start initially, but he should be win the job sooner rather than later and be in the mix for Rookie of the Year honors.