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airgordon23
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He's an Unrestricted free agent and would fit in PERFECTLY with our young core... He can drive, shoot, & really defend! I hope the clips try to get him, We'd have 2 SG's from SC lol

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Mayo will command a salary of 7-10 mill a year easily. Indiana is going to go balls out to get him or Eric Gordon and seeing as how Gordon is a restricted free agent, Mayo is probably their best option. End thread.

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If we get rid of Mo and Gomes we could be a serious contender for him if he'd want to come here

He's kind of a little girl though

Broke someones jaw at USC and then Tony Allen kicked his ass for not paying up after a poker match

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no way will mayo get 7-10 million a year...

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did you guys forget how bad he played against US in the playoffs? he's just not worth it. he's a shooter who can't even shoot anymore. keep swaggy P and call it a day.

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I'd say go for it but that means Billups has to go if we get Mayo.

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He disappeared in the playoffs! We need someone htat can help in the post season. Nick Young ring a bell?

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Mayo had a rough playoff run but he's still very talented. With BG+CP3 commanding nonstop doubles he will flourish just like any other decent wing.

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lol because he had one "okay" year he cant shoot?? He just doesn't want to be in Memphis. They continously had him in trade talks and he's not into it out there... He shot 36% from 3, and averaged 13 pts off the bench last season.. Nick young shot 35% with the clippers and only averaged 10 pts off the bench... Anyone with good basketball knowledge knows that having Mayo is an Upgrade over young... Especially with his defense averaging 1 steal per game...

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Mayo is a good overall defender too. Mayo is a big big upgrade over Billups/Foye/Young on both ends.

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Ok I heard there were other talks of getting Mayo so if he wants to play here something like Odom scenario with prior bad year, then I would be happy to sign him!

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truthfully, after his rookie season mayo has been crap

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If there's a better option out there like Brandon Roy, Brandon Rush I would take those guys. And why is every superstar from Portland have so many injuries: Brandon Roy Greg Oden!

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Strongly disagree. Disappointing sure... but crap? He still averages good starting SG numbers OFF THE BENCH. If he's starting getting 34+ minutes a game he can easily give you 18 ppg, 4 rpg, 4 apg or something like that. SIGNIFICANT improvement to what we have, even with Billups. Plus he's a very tenacious and good defender... remember how he guarded CP3 for stretches?

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but he's been more efficient than Nick young, so Nick must be even crappier??

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Nick just came at the end of the season. That's why he played bad for the first week or so with us. Look at what he produced in the PO compared to OJ.

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I agree ClippersFan86... To call Mayo crap just shows that he doesn't know much about OJ nor has he watched a Grizzlies game recently besides the playoffs...

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truthfully, after his rookie season mayo has been crap

Strongly disagree. Disappointing sure... but crap? He still averages good starting SG numbers OFF THE BENCH. If he's starting getting 34+ minutes a game he can easily give you 18 ppg, 4 rpg, 4 apg or something like that. SIGNIFICANT improvement to what we have, even with Billups. Plus he's a very tenacious and good defender... remember how he guarded CP3 for stretches?

he disappears ALOT. if you thought it was annoying when foye disappears at times, wait till you see how this guy pulls a Houdini

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Mayo disappears in big moments but with CP3 taking over games he won't need to be that guy. Knock down open 3's, play defense and move the ball is all we need.. and he can easily fill that role.

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the way you talk about mayo, I also assume you haven't watched him after his rookie season.

oh about the nick young thing, he's meant to be a jr smith type player. young isn't a starting 2 guard either, but he comes off the bench to shoot. plus I doubt Young's gonna get the type of money that mayo gets

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86 it isn't just big moments or during crunch time, just through out the games. talk to some grizzlies fans and see what they say.

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Grizzlies fans are speaking from the point of disappointment. If a guy dropped from a rookie year of 18/5/5 wouldn't you be disappointed? That being said he's still much better than any other SG we have a chance at either retaining or getting in free agency.

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Gotta factor in expectations. Mayo was one of the top 5 most hyped high school prospects ever. People were calling him Kobe 2.0. So of course when he's a bench player people are going to be disappointed.

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lol did you say Mayo dissappears in big moments? what other player on the grizzlies was consistently big in every game this past playoff series with Bledsoe guarding them?? Bledsoe was the best defensive guard that series if you didn't notice haha.. mayo isn't a superstar, and to expect him to be "Big" in the playoffs isn't his job.. He's an excellent role player and thats how he should be looked at as.. Sure he should knock down open shots, which he does but on the grizzlies it's rare for him to get an open shot becuase of the type of offense the Grizz run. If you go back and look at 75% of youngs made field goals in the playoffs, they were all open and uncontested... as were Foye's thanks to CP3 and Blake... If Mayo had that, he'd average 20 easy

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he was averaging 18/3/3 actually. either way, it doesn't matter, that was his rookie season. that's not the mayo we would be getting. what he does now is the guy we would be getting. his D is okay I guess, nothing special. how much better is it than young's defense? Chauncey is a better option right now. even if chauncey gives us 10-14 ppg, he's still a better option than mayo just cause of the experience and the clutch factor. he can also run the point just as well as CP can.

look at mayo's field goal and free throw percentages from the past 2 seasons. saying he's been crap after his rookie season isn't that far off

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no I said NOT ONLY does he disappear in big moments, but he does so throughout regular games too. as a role player, the guy shot 29% against us from deep and 27% from the field. Mayo got open shots too, plenty of them. just like young did. Young made his, mayo didn't

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lol did you say Mayo dissappears in big moments? what other player on the grizzlies was consistently big in every game this past playoff series with Bledsoe guarding them?? Bledsoe was the best defensive guard that series if you didn't notice haha.. mayo isn't a superstar, and to expect him to be "Big" in the playoffs isn't his job.. He's an excellent role player and thats how he should be looked at as.. Sure he should knock down open shots, which he does but on the grizzlies it's rare for him to get an open shot becuase of the type of offense the Grizz run. If you go back and look at 75% of youngs made field goals in the playoffs, they were all open and uncontested... as were Foye's thanks to CP3 and Blake... If Mayo had that, he'd average 20 easy

no I said NOT ONLY does he disappear in big moments, but he does so throughout regular games too. as a role player, the guy shot 29% against us from deep and 27% from the field. Mayo got open shots too, plenty of them. just like young did. Young made his, mayo didn't

Wasn't Bledsoe guarding him though?

I think that was a factor

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Show me which games you mean specifically because... I think it was mainly the playoffs. Mayo is a player that produces when he gets minutes.

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Just by watching grizzlies games, it's obvious OJ is inconsistent. there is no one specific game, it's been obvious throughout these past 3 seasons. then, have a look at his field goal percentages. he's not a good enough shot maker to be a starting 2 guard, he's a shooter that can't shoot anymore lol, idk how else to put it. BUT he's going to be commanding money in the 6-8 million range, im sure. if it was 18/3/3 OJ, yeah i'd pay around 8 or 9 mil for him. but now he's just not very good. I mean, what kind of slump is he in? maybe he's not the great shooter we thought he was. and our next starting 2 guard needs to be able to make shots

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I thought is a RFA.

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divinebeast wrote:
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lol did you say Mayo dissappears in big moments? what other player on the grizzlies was consistently big in every game this past playoff series with Bledsoe guarding them?? Bledsoe was the best defensive guard that series if you didn't notice haha.. mayo isn't a superstar, and to expect him to be "Big" in the playoffs isn't his job.. He's an excellent role player and thats how he should be looked at as.. Sure he should knock down open shots, which he does but on the grizzlies it's rare for him to get an open shot becuase of the type of offense the Grizz run. If you go back and look at 75% of youngs made field goals in the playoffs, they were all open and uncontested... as were Foye's thanks to CP3 and Blake... If Mayo had that, he'd average 20 easy

no I said NOT ONLY does he disappear in big moments, but he does so throughout regular games too. as a role player, the guy shot 29% against us from deep and 27% from the field. Mayo got open shots too, plenty of them. just like young did. Young made his, mayo didn't

Wasn't Bledsoe guarding him though?

I think that was a factor

I'm sure it was a factor. but Mayo was missing open jumpers too. and that's NOT just in the playoffs

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allbeast32 wrote:
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He's an Unrestricted free agent and would fit in PERFECTLY with our young core... He can drive, shoot, & really defend! I hope the clips try to get him, We'd have 2 SG's from SC lol
I thought is a RFA.

no, memphis decided not to accept his qualifying offer. he's unrestricted.

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We need to keep Billups(to make CP3 happy), Nick Young if he wants to stay for what we can offer him, then if that fails then ok see what Mayo wants but he wouldn't be my 1st choice.

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I don't see how we would have the money to go after him. Boston already said they are going to make a run at him, and the can for sure offer more money then we can. A guy is age is going to take the money before anything else

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When OJ came out of school, he was the one the CLippers were going to draft,,or at least that was the corporate line. I know this because as a STH that was ont he fence about renewing, they (the FO) kept dangling him in front of our faces saying he would be our pick. But as always the Clippers ping pogn balls were not favorable and we did not get OJ Mayo,,we got EJ (and the Bulls got ROse).

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Call me crazy, but I cant say he's an upgrade over NY. Also I don't have a problem with Ny starting either. Just because he shoots the ball? I doubt he would be looking to take a ton of shots with CP3 and BG on the floor. I'm not feeling Mayo.

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Why is it crazy to start NY. He's bigger than Mayo, can shoot better and in crunch time moments, and his defence is above average. Plus he's only gonna want 3-4 mil. That's not a lot with his abilities, and the best part? He's YOUNG and will only improve with years! Young has a good drive and can shoot and has size AND is cheap. What else do you want?

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Nick didn't play very well as a starter when we first acquired him. Argue whatever you want, IMHO the way he plays doesn't fit with our starting lineup and certainly he wasn't a very consistent starter in Washington. He's great off the bench, spark plug and can provide instant offense when he's hot, and I think that's where he best fits with this team.

Between OJ and Nick, I'm pretty indifferent. Both players are streaky, both can play some D but not their strong suit, neither are good passers or playmakers. I say just take whoever wants less money, in this case probably Nick because he wants to stay in LA and the Clips can offer him more money than the Lakers.

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An above average nba sg, that's what I want...which neither Mayo or NY are.

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If we're gonna start talking about starting SGs, I'd rather shop around and see if we can get Ray Allen for less than what he makes now for a 3-year deal. If no-go there, then see if Billups can rehab. If we're beyond that, then start shopping for smaller names like Delfino, Shannon Brown, CJ Miles, Courtney Lee if we can get him, etc.

Neither OJ nor Nick are good starting options, IMO.

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I would never give old man river Allen a 3 yr deal, 1-2 max. I wouldn't waste my time on an offer sheet to Lee, Houston gotta match. If I we're to go for an RFA with a 50-50 chance of a team not matching, I would go after Brandon Rush. CJ Miles as you mentioned, isn't a bad choice also.

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personally i hate mayonaise on anything, but id be cool with mayo on my bench.......

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What do you think of Brandon Roy? I like Rush a lot as well.

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We need OJ Mayo so we can have more in-team altercations on the team plane. After watching those Memphis retards celebrating in the first half of the playoff game where they blew a 27 point lead............there's no way in hell I'd take ANYONE on that roster. Those guys are clowns, and sometimes those loser characteristics don't show up on the stat sheet...

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no we're full of floppers remember OJ? im fine with young and billups

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idk about oj. he likes to chuck the ball most of the time. overrates his own shooting ability. if we are trying to find someone that fits into this team, go all out for courtney lee. however money is an issue, so i think i would go for a brandon rush, delfino or just resign nick young. i feel with a full training camp, young will be much more effective on this team. people forget that he never got acclimated to this team because he was trying to learn everything on the fly. so give him time and he will produce for the clips. im more worried about the clips getting a solid backup center who has a decent shooting touch. someone who is ideally above 6'11. cant go the whole season with reggie evans or kmart(if he resigns, which may be a stretch) as the main backup center.

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courtney lee or brandon rush will be amazing..ray allen or mayo will be great..crawford or fields or bellinili will be solid

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Nick Young >>> Mayo

Keep Nick Young!

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EB was guarding him a majority of the time and remember during the whole series Hollins kept subbing out Mayo for Allen when he went from offense to defense. Imagine having to come out every dead ball, you cant get into a rhythm like that.

If we bring in mayo or nick young i would be happy.

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