O.J. Mayo closing in on deal with Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks are in the midst of finalizing a deal for Dallas Mavericks unrestricted free agent guard O.J. Mayo, according to a report Wednesday afternoon from Adrian Wojnarowksi of Yahoo! Sports.
Although terms of the reported contract are not immediately known, Wojnarowski said it will be a multi-year deal and could be completed by the end of Wednesday.
News of the potential signing comes a day after the Bucks sent guard J.J. Redick to the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-team trade that also involved the Phoenix Suns. In return, the Bucks received two future second-round draft picks, one from each team. As Yahoo! Sports indicated, it’s likely that the Bucks’ other guard, Monte Ellis, will also be on his out way of Milwaukee this summer.
The 25-year-old Mayo averaged 15.3 points on 44 percent shooting to go along with 4.3 assists in 35 minutes per contest last season, appearing in all 82 games for the Mavericks. He signed a two-year contract for approximately $4 million per season last summer with Dallas, and had a player option for the second year.