OJ Mayo Possibly to Clippers Rumor (P. 2)

Clippers TopBuzz Forum/Message Board » Clipper Rumors
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Search This Topic:
 
botev1921
Clipper Starter
 Avatar
Posts: 542

bu.gif
votes: 2

With Doc wanting OJ, I think we are getting OJ and that might involve getting rid of Butler somehow to offer OJ the 7-8 mil. he would be after. I am a bit worried about our SF situation more than the SG situation. Mayo would mean we trade Bledsoe, Green or Crawford as it just does not make sense to have 4 players, which are so similar. I think we might end up getting OJ and trading Bledsoe for DeRozan, which would give us both starting SG and starting SF, who can score at will...and play little credible defense (huh)?

Voyeur
CTB MVP X2
Posts: 5129
votes: 29

45% shooting overall, 41% from three, 15 points a game, 3.5 rebounds, 1 steal, in his mid 20's. Easily my favorite rumor since Doc.

CapsNClips
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 4143

us.gif
votes: 50

I remember being mad that we didn't get Mayo in the 08 Draft. O.J. is a poor mans James Harden and the perfect 3rd player on a contender.

Tony Allen is my #2 option at SG.

Clippersfan86
CTB MVP Champion
Posts: 15374
votes: 91

Nets are adding Korver with the 3.1 million dollar mini mid which ALL teams get.

uncool
Clipper Starter
Posts: 912
votes: 5

Got it, thanks. Just seems like teams like the Lakers & Nets have an unfair advantage because their teams were so far over the tax before the CBA so if their owners don't care about money, they can stay up there & teams like us can't even get up there if we wanted to.

uncool
Clipper Starter
Posts: 912
votes: 5

But if we move Butler's expiring for a pick, to a team that misses in FA like Det, possibly even S&T with Dallas, then we can give Mayo $8-$9 right?

Clippersfan86
CTB MVP Champion
Posts: 15374
votes: 91

Trust me it will change. A lot of teams already are trying hard to shed cap because of the death tax penalties. Knicks, Nets and Lakers know they only have a 2 year window at best so are going all in. They will blow up their teams after 2 more seasons.

Amnesty_David_Stern
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 2333
votes: 7

I believe the Clippers, or at least Doc Rivers wants Mayo simply to keep Bledsoe and DJ here. Problem is, I really fear Bledsoe's restricted free agency after next season. We can't pay Bledsoe oodles of money, and DJ is making way to damn much. Unless Doc can somehow coax Bledsoe into signing an extension to take less money.

I will be absolutely crushed if we lose Bledsoe for nothing. Seems Doc wants the current team in place to make 1 big push for a Championship, win it and if we lose Bledsoe for nothing he will say at least we got a ring out of it. 1 ring can't replace multiple rings if we got players locked up long-term.

Jerediscool
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 1811
votes: 19

It seems to me like he is trying to inflate Bledsoe and and DJs value by saying how much he really wants to keep them all around

LeftHook
Clipper Starter
Posts: 569
Location: San Diego
rp.gif
votes: 5

Speaking of rings, do you know how happy I'd be with 1 ring. I mean I hope we win every year from now on, but 1 I'd be ecstatic!

Amnesty_David_Stern
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 2333
votes: 7

This is a possibility. Front office needs to go behind Doc's back and trade Bledsoe if they think something out there is really great. Honestly, if the Magic really did offer up Nicholson, Afflalo and a 1st rounder for Butler and Bledsoe I would have pounced on that without a 2nd thought. That is a steal if there ever was one.

Doc Rivers loves playing defensive PG's at the 2 spot, see Avery Bradley. His goal this past season was to start Rondo and Bradley together, but sadly Bradley was injured for part of the year then Rondo bit the dust. Like I said before, I have no problem using Bledsoe at the 2 spot to start. He's a great defender, and yes I realize he is shorter than most all SG's but CP3 also guards shooting guards as well.

I'd just rather trade Bledsoe and/or DJ if teams are knocking down the door.

Clippersfan86
CTB MVP Champion
Posts: 15374
votes: 91

Arye Abraham ‏@arye_abraham 5m

O.J. Mayo is scheduled to meet with the Clippers, Bucks, Pistons and Jazz today in Beverly Hills. He met with the Wolves late last night.

da11da
Clipper 6th Man
Posts: 215
votes: 0

Looking at a purely basketball aspect we are the best option for him from that list, but of course money talks.

FightOnRon
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 4806
Location: The Darkside
us.gif
votes: 39

Gosh,I remember the good old days when the season ticket reps were touting we were getting Mayo in the draft. So get your seats today!

Amnesty_David_Stern
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 2333
votes: 7

Pistons are morons if they truly are interested in Mayo. How many combo guards does 1 team need?

dopeneon2010
Clipper Rookie
Posts: 91
votes: 0

idk oj got caught using steroids in memphis. i think i prefer JJ Redick bucks are letting him walk away

toohipcliptoslip
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 4783
votes: 31

Today Fox Sports said

"Doc called Mayo personally."

I would have posted the link but all that's important is this sentence.

BoomRizzle
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 1106
Location: Anaheim
votes: 11

@ESPNSteinLine: Add a new suitor to Bledsoe sign-and-trade derby: Clips and Mavs discussing Bledsoe-for-OJ Mayo in live S-and-T scenarios

uncool
Clipper Starter
Posts: 912
votes: 5

Wow BoomRizzle u were quick! Thought I had this update. lol Props

BoomRizzle
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 1106
Location: Anaheim
votes: 11

The only thing i'm good at in life is posting twitter updates, i have a dull life.

ClipperDB
Clipper Starter
Posts: 350

us.gif
votes: 1

If we had a choice between OJ and Afflalo, I would take afflalo (even if I can't spell his name).

ClipShow1
Clipper Starter
Posts: 413
votes: 1

If the Clips has to trade Bled, Mayo would be my top choice because I think he'll fit in the best compared to the other choices. I think Mayo will elevate his game to another level playing alongside CP3.

With the report of Doc calling OJ personally last night, I think this is one rumor with some traction behind it.

mj_shoefanatic
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 2558
Location: Lob Angeles™
calif.gif
votes: 7

Come home OJ!

Supphector17
Clipper 6th Man
Posts: 200
votes: 1

So we would have a sign in trade for mayo?

Bledsoe for mayo??

david
Site Admin
Posts: 8823
votes: 42

Hmmm- why give away Bledsoe when you don't have to? Not liking this at all. You want OJ Mayo so much, just sign him outright instead.

da11da
Clipper 6th Man
Posts: 215
votes: 0

I agree, if its a sign and trade how much are we going to pay OJ? offer him the 5 mill if he doesn't like it then walk away.

uncool
Clipper Starter
Posts: 912
votes: 5

Player comparison between OJ, Redick & Aflallo... OJ seems like the best fit to me by far.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... mp;y3=2013

Better all-around player & playoff performer has to be Mayo

da11da
Clipper 6th Man
Posts: 215
votes: 0

did u just decide oj is the best fit after looking at numbers?

uncool
Clipper Starter
Posts: 912
votes: 5

U can't tell how he'll literally fit until he's on our team. But numbers are the next best thing. So yeah, comparing our needs to his career numbers, I did do that.

clippersforlife33
Clipper Starter
Posts: 447
votes: 0

thats what I'm saying... so far I'm not impressed at all with the options clippers have been looking at for eric bledsoe. we can do SO much better its ridiculous

da11da
Clipper 6th Man
Posts: 215
votes: 0

Well wouldn't you just choose the person who has the highest number?

Cliptonyte
Clipper Starter
Posts: 722
Location: Cliptonyte
votes: 4

If the Mavs sign Mayo and then trade him to the Clippers for Bledsoe, then does that mean the Clippers still have an MLE to use on someone else? Could that be why they are discussing a sign and trade? I really don't know the answer those questions...

Cliptonyte
Clipper Starter
Posts: 722
Location: Cliptonyte
votes: 4

Mayo does look like the best player, until you start looking at some of those advanced statistics.

lobcityhawaii
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 3220

us.gif
votes: 4

that is probably why. they can still have their MLE to sign others.

TheDude
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 2722

wz.gif
votes: 31

Not saying I'd want to do this but if you send Bled/Willie to Dal for OJ, we'd still have the midlevel to use on another piece. I think AK47 is too focused on money to come to L.A. for 5.5mil per year but something like that could be possible.

Could even try to bring the Knicks into something like this if they really want DJ..The Mavs would probably have to come up with something else in order to make this work, maybe they send that to NY and we end up with Chandler as well.

Clips get Chandler and Mayo

Mavs get Bled and Willie

Knicks get Deandre and Mav's future 1st

Hoop
Clipper Starter
Posts: 393
votes: 0

Dont think Bled is involved in that S&T. OJ would be a direct swap to Butler salary wise and thus we keep Bled, which seems to be Docs intention anyways with just adding more pieces to the most of the squad we had last season.

We keep Bled & the MLE while DAL at least gets Butler if OJ is leaving anyways.

Hooligans
Clipper 6th Man
Posts: 217
votes: 3

The Dallas trade talks are definitely involving Bledsoe. There is literally no point whatsoever to waste 8 mill on Butler's contract, he's not a consolation prize for losing Mayo.

I don't really want OJ but if this trade goes through at least the clippers still have the MLE + Butler's expiring to use.

Hopefully we take a look at Carl Landry.

mj_shoefanatic
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 2558
Location: Lob Angeles™
calif.gif
votes: 7

I do bc they'll still suck donkey balls. Twisted Evil

mj_shoefanatic
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 2558
Location: Lob Angeles™
calif.gif
votes: 7

I didn't even know. This deal just got better for us if true.

sz123456
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 2354
votes: 13

Dallas was preparing to get Paul or Howard this off season, they won't get either. Butler's expiring puts them in a good position to make a run at LeBron.

evanhenrique
Clipper Rookie
Posts: 82
votes: 0

Wow! Mayo for Butler? Do it, and do it now! We can trade Bled for a good stopper SF and we're settled for the title.

ClipShow1
Clipper Starter
Posts: 413
votes: 1

No way Mavs are doing a sign and trade just for Butler. Bledsoe would be involed in a sign and trade deal for OJ per Marc Stein's tweet.

Andrew818
Clipper Starter
Posts: 784
votes: 12

Mavs want Bledsoe and Barnes for Mayo.Butler isn't involved in this at all.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/9443123/los-angeles-clip pers-consider-sign-trade-deals-jj-redick-oj-mayo-according-sources

uncool
Clipper Starter
Posts: 912
votes: 5

Ramona Shelbourne said the Mavs are interested in Matt Barnes or Chauncey being involved in the S&T for Mayo. Hopefully Chauncey!

Andrew818
Clipper Starter
Posts: 784
votes: 12

Depending on how much Mayo is getting paid,it could be all 3.But I agree with you I would rather they take Chancey.

Voyeur
CTB MVP X2
Posts: 5129
votes: 29

Them wanting only Chauncey would be a dream come true. I would HATE to lose Barnes, but much as I don't want to admit it Caron may be a better mentor for Bullock than Barnes would be. Ugh, that left a bad taste in my mouth just saying that.

LeftHook
Clipper Starter
Posts: 569
Location: San Diego
rp.gif
votes: 5

I would hate to lose Barnes also, I hope they take Billups.

When they started talking KG from Celtics, I wanted to see what a team that had Barnes & KG in it would look like. Damn! Maybe we can ship Billups to the Nets for KG. Who's Deron William's backup PG right now anyway?

Markojaric
Clipper Starter
Posts: 282
Location: Buenos Aires
ar.gif
votes: 2

If Mavs fail to land Howard i dont see them taking billups over barnes. The only reason to have mr big shot is to tutor bledsoe and larkin. Im not sure that would be necessary if the Mavs arent a top notch contender. If they want to be a dark horse pick, Barnes is more useful and will actively make the team better with his effort.

That being said, of course Id like them to take Chauncey. I like OJAM a lot.

Jerediscool
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 1811
votes: 19

really? How are they going to ask for bledsoe and barnes when their guy is a FA? beggars can't be choosers and i don't feel like we are the beggars here..... But i do think that Mayo is the best fit for this team

lobcityhawaii
CTB MVP X1
 Avatar
Posts: 3220

us.gif
votes: 4

Bledsoe and Barnes for mayo is a ripoff for us. Please don't make that trade!

Go To the Top of the ThreadGo Home

or Comment Using FB

Post new topic   Reply to topic


← Rumor: Eric Bledsoe & Caron Butler for Arron Afflalo

→ DeAndre Jordan + Bledsoe for Tyson Chandler + Shumpert Rumor

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

register
You are an anonymous user- Register now!


Follow our Los Angeles Clippers RSS Feed, plus the Clippers Rumors RSS Feed, the LA Clippers News RSS feed, and the Clippers Forum RSS feed to get the newest updated Clippers News and Trade Rumors plus Clippers Game update in your RSS/XML reader!