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Should the Clippers try to sign OJ Mayo?
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NUMB3RFIFTY
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Not sure if anybody posted about this already, but I would love to see this happen.

ClipperKyle32
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Clippers reached out to Matt Barnes! Both sides working on deal

JahvonTheClip
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Happy Matt might be coming back and potential to get OJ too!

PS-What happened to the message board format!?

dopeneon2010
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idk but i would rather have oj in my team but i think he might want money and the other teams can give him that.

clippersforlife33
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if the price is right, sign OJ!

ClippersDA
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I have NEVER liked this guy...what is it about him people are so keen on? He was horrible in Memphis and while he started hot last year in Dallas, he was a non-factor at the December 2012 game vs. us at staples. He just seems like a name with nothing to back itu p.

wessleejr
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oh yeah i noticed this too, I thought i press something and the avatar and message board switch. Sad

Andrew818
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Rather have Affalo to be honest.Mayo seems like he has a bad attitude and isn't consistent at all.Affalo is a very good fit for us.We need defense and 3 point shooting and Affalo gives us both.Mayo is the better scorer but we don't need that because we have Crawford who is instant offense.

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He needs to be the primary option on offense or at least close to it, otherwise he sputters badly. I would rather have J.J. Redick over him.

david
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Yeah I made it like that so that the the posts are on the left side which makes it especially easier to read if you are on a smaller screen (like a phone). It takes a little getting used to, but I'm sure you will in no time Smile

As for OJ Mayo- not so sure about that guy.... My gut feeling says no. Poll up in a jiffy.

B_P6
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yea i hear j.j. reddick doesn't plan on returning to the Bucks. I would rather him over mayo and Afflalo over both.

Jerediscool
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I read this as should we reach out and try to sign him, and in my opinion we should try to sign everyone that we can. If we don't try we might end up with no one

dopeneon2010
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Now it's being reported that Kyle Korver will join Deron Williams in Brooklyn, according to @Mike Mazzeo.

i think ur right ^ we should try to sign everyone that we can first

LeftHook
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Well if we get OJ Mayo, that would end the Afflalo scenario.

Clipswhit
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While I think Afflalo may be a better fit for us, if we can get Mayo without giving up Bledsoe, I'm all for it. He gives us a nice 3rd scoring option and helps space the floor well.

donudon
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Him, delfino, or swaggy P. We just need more shooting prowess in our roster.

tense2
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Well we have a 14% chance of getting him then.

tense2
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We need defense too and that's something those two can't spell.

dopeneon2010
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^^^^ i find this funny but the lakers are trying to feel younger by adding some swagger

The Lakers have inquired about L.A. native Nick Young, according to agent Mark Bartelstein. They had interest in Young last summer as well

tense2
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Perfect team for him.

donudon
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Haha, yep. No d for swaggy and "D"elfino. I was merely working with what was available on the market that can help space the floor lol

Unfortunately, the only way we'd get a 2 way player that can shoot and play d is if we trade bled for one (Afflalo).

LeftHook
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I don't want to see Nick Young in a Lakers uniform.

tense2
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Why not, it'll look good on him. Very Happy

clipperstown
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please no Mayo. I think people are just remembering rookie year mayo, and all of his potential and all of that. This guy has gone down hill since his rookie year. He's not really that good.

AirGriffin
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OJ Mayo > Reddick. That's for sure.

IDK about Afflalo though. I really like both, more offense with Mayo, but more defense Afflalo.

Mayo is younger and will come cheaper. And defense can be tought under a good system with Doc and CP3, not so much offense thats why I'm leaning more towards Mayo over Afflalo.

AND, Mayo is a WAY better 3 point shooter.

dopeneon2010
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all this talk is making me confuse. look i think chris mullen said it better "Offense Wins games but defense wins championships" in this case Affalo could be the guy.

clipperstown
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actually, bledsoe would be the guy

dopeneon2010
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i agree but thats if we keep him. i think now that cp3 will stay we will trade him.

Amnesty_David_Stern
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Signs Barnes and Mayo, trade Bledsoe and DJ for say Afflalo and whatever else Orlando offers and we win a ring. RING RING RING BANANA PHONE!

LeftHook
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I don't see us signing both Mayo and Afflalo. I'd prefer that Afflalo + Nicholson + 1st round pick deal.

dopeneon2010
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LOL !!!! BANANA PHONE! what's your plan B if we don't get MAYO or trade Dj and Ebled??

"Toronto had offered DeMar DeRozan and Andrea Bargnani to the Clippers, but they declined due to Doc Rivers' desire to keep Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan" !!!!

AirGriffin
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No, defense can improve with the right system and coaching.

Offense not really. And like I said mayo is younger and is about to hit his prime.

Defense isn't something that can't be changed/improved. Remember that, and its not Like Mayo is a bad defender to begin with.

JamesSingleton
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OJ got completely called out by one of the best coaches in the league for his lack of effort last year. I don't think his attitude is one of a winner and if he can't play under Carlisle, I doubt there is a coach that can get the effort out of him.

dopeneon2010
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Thats true we do have Doc and his staff t improve defense.

bullterrierclipsfan1349
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i agree. he is the sniper we need. solid defender as well. in case we trade ebled, he can play some point guard. by the way, welcome aboard.

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Mayo is a very good offensive player and a good defender as well. I'd like to have him, but i'm not sure how well he'd fit in. As long as we have Jamal Crawford coming off the bench, our 3rd option offensively is going to have to come at either the SF or C position, otherwise there will be a clash with minutes. OJ is a combo guard at only 6'4, so he can play either SG or PG. He's just like Crawford in the sense that he has the ability to play point but you'd prefer him not to. He's also undersized to play SF just like Crawford, so I don't see how having both him and Crawford could work out.

LeftHook
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Crawford comes off the bench, not to mention he's 34. That's how he'd fit in.

evanhenrique
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I really like Mayo because he's ridiculously efficient in catch and shoot situations. He was one of the best (or even the best) shooters in this category last year, playing with dallas awful point guards. He could easily be our starting 2, making a 4-man rotation on the wings with Afflalo, Barnes, Crawford and Bullock. Realistically speaking, the ideal clippers squad this year IMO is:

CP3 / Green / FA

Mayo / Crawford

Afflalo / Barnes

Griffin / Odom

DJ / FA

I say realistically because I don't believe we'll be able to trade DJ for a clear upgrade. I'd rather not trade him, thus.

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OJ, Afflalo, or REddick are my choices. Either one of these guys would be a good 2 for us

uncool
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BR said we're gonna meet with OJ, that alone tells me our FO is trying to make moves so I'm happy.

pmb0928
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He would fill the starting SG spot pretty well. He wouldn't be as expensive as Affalo and you can still package Bledsoe and Jordan for a quality big man or two.

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I do like the sound of that.

Clippersfan86
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Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 1m

Once, Doc Rivers was close to coaching O.J. Mayo in Boston. Late last night, he talked to Mayo about possibility of playing for Clippers.

Would love Mayo! If he accepts 5.5 mill MLE take him immediately. CP3+Blake need to recruit the fu** out of him.

da11da
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O.J. would be awesome. Make it happen.

uncool
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Can someone explain one thing to me? If we were willing to go over the luxury tax (which seems inevitable) then what in the CBA keeps us from just offering a guy like OJ $7 or $8 mil? Why do we have to use the MLE if we're gonna be tax payers anyway? (I'm not necessarily saying we should do that, just asking why we can't).

Heediot
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It makes things harder for big markets to form super-teams.

uncool
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Sam Amick tweets-

In wake of the widely-expected Chris Paul news, I'm told Clippers' second call last night was to OJ Mayo.Doc Rivers has serious interest.

Sign & trade with Dallas involving Bledsoe possible RT @notoriouskro: @sam_amick Would signing Mayo require them to move Butler or Bledsoe?

uncool
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I get that but what's the rule that actually prohibits that?

Clippersfan86
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You can't offer a player more than what you have in cap. If you're not a tax paying team (we aren't yet) you get a full 5.5 million dollar mid level exception to spend on 1 or multiple players. If you DO pay taxes you get the mini mid which is about 3 million. Teams under the cap get both the available salary to spend AND full MLE. So we can't offer Mayo 7-8 million because our MAX is the 5.5 mill MLE. Although a 2 million dollar paycut may be worth it to play under Doc with BG+CP3 for years and chances at titles.

slestack11
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I think there's a hard cap around $73 mil that they call the apron. If you're over it, you can only use mle. That said, I don't see how the nets can sign everyone and add korver too.

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