The Milwaukee Bucks and O.J. Mayo have agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal.
And of course Woj from Yahoo Sports was all over it too:
$8 million per year seems a little steep, (Mayo made a little over $5 million with the Dallas Mavericks this season) but Mayo can definitely be a solid NBA contributor.
Over the past season Mayo averaged 15.3 points, 4.4 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 steals a game — for $8 million a year, the Bucks are probably hoping for a bit more production out of O.J. However, O.J. is only 25 years old, which means that there’s still some time for him to develop further (according to Wages of Wins, players tend to peak around age 25 or 26).
Having Monta “I have it all” Ellis, Brandon Jennings, and O.J. Mayo could make some sense — as one of these three players (probably O.J.) could be a very solid backup guard. However, it seems that the Bucks signed O.J. Mayo to replace Monta Ellis, after Ellis declared for free agency almost a week ago. This seems to suggest that the Bucks think Ellis is as good as gone — which might not be such a bad thing for the Bucks, as they had to suffer through a season of Monta Ellis shooting 28.7% from three point range.