Report: Grizzlies Trade OJ Mayo To Pacers
The Memphis Grizzlies have traded former first round pick OJ Mayo to the Indiana Pacers, Hoopsworld.com reports. The Pacers will reportedly send Josh McRoberts and Brandon Rush to Memphis in return.
The Pacers have been attempting to acquire Mayo for some time now. At the trade deadline last year, the Pacers set up a three-team deal with the New Orleans Hornets but the Hornets pulled out of the negotiations.
Mayo, 24, has averaged 16.0 points per game in his first three seasons since the Grizzlies selected him No. 3 overall in the 2008 NBA draft. The former USC standout saw his role with the club decline last season, however, seeing his minutes per game drop from 38:00 in 2009-10, to 26:28 in 2010-11. Mayo averaged just 11.3 points and 2.4 assists per game in limited playing time, marking career worsts in every major offensive category.
With the acquisition of Mayo, the Pacers have no added to players in two days who have averaged 17-or-more points per game within the last two seasons. The club also signed Hornets star David West to a two-year deal this weekend.