The Dallas Mavericks have relentlessly attempted to rebuild their roster this offseason. Jason Terry’s departure made space for the Mavs to sign former Grizzly O.J. Mayo.
According to an ESPN source, the Mavericks and Mayo have agreed to a multiyear deal. Mayo, who averaged 15.2 points and 2.7 assists last season, will be joining a slew of new teammates. Through a mixture of trades and free agency acquisitions, the Mavericks have added: Darren Collison, Dahntay Jones, Chris Kaman and Elton Brand.
Mayo and the Grizzlies relationship was far from a match made in heaven. A disgruntled Mayo believe he should have been starting instead of fulfilling the sixth man role, while the Grizzlies believed that Mayo’s presence coming off the bench added a much needed scoring spark to their second unit.
Last Season Mayo was prepared to be shipped to Indiana, but management issues caused the deal for Josh McRoberts and other pieces to fall apart. Nevertheless, O.J. Mayo has a new home in the big D alongside Dirk Nowitzki and the rest of the Mavs squad.