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Mayo returned to practice Thursday, CF Gardner of the Journal Sentinel reports.

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Mayo was absent from Tuesday's practice due to a personal matter, CF Gardner of the Journal Sentinel reports.

O.J. Mayo SG MIL 5 months ago

Mayo appeared in 71 contests for the Bucks in 2014-15, averaging 11.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists while shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from three in 23.9 minutes per game.

Questions surrounded Mayo's fit with the team after somewhat of a disastrous first season in Milwaukee, but he arrived in camp in great shape and reasserted himself as a productive scorer. Mayo made 15 starts but primarily served in a bench role, seeing the fewest minutes per game of his career. As a result, his numbers aren't overly impressive, but prorating them over a per-36-minute sample reveals that Mayo actually had one of his best statistical seasons. Per-36 minutes, Mayo averaged 17.1 points (second-highest of his career), 4.2 assists (second) and 4.0 rebounds (second) while shooting 42.2 percent from the floor, just a hair below his career mark of 43.2 percent. Mayo ended the season with a 13.5 PER (up from 11.2 last season), right in line with his career average of 13.8. The 27-year-old will enter the final year of his three-year, $24 million contract next season, and he figures to hold down a similar role, assuming restricted free agent Khris Middleton returns to Milwaukee.

O.J. Mayo SG MIL 5 months ago

Mayo scored a team-high 18 points (6-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with three rebounds, four assists, and four steals in just 24 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Bucks' Game 4 win over the Bulls.

Mayo's leadership on offense carried the Bucks on Saturday and allowed them to push the series back to Chicago for Game 5. He shot just 8-of-27 through the Bucks' first three playoff games but found his stroke with the season on the line. Mayo will likely get a lot of minutes in Monday's game, but coach Jason Kidd also likes to ride the hot hand, making the Bucks difficult to use in daily games.

O.J. Mayo SG MIL 5 months ago

Mayo is a dreadful 4-of-17 from the field through Milwaukee's first two playoff games.

Mayo has been up and down for most of the season, and he's struggled to make an impact thus far in the postseason. He followed up a 1-of-7 shooting performance in Game 1 with a 3-of-10 showing in Game 2. While he hasn't contributed much from a scoring perspective, Mayo has been a reliable rebounder and passer, tallying three assists in each game and 10 total rebounds (25.5 minutes per game).

O.J. Mayo SG MIL 6 months ago

Mayo had 17 points (6-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with four rebounds and three steals in 20 minutes in the win over Brooklyn on Sunday. He had six turnovers.

Mayo seems to have found his role off the Buck bench as an instant offense guy. He has scored in double digits in five of his last six games and has hit a 3-pointer in each game of the run.

O.J. Mayo SG MIL 6 months ago

Mayo scored 24 points (9-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-4 FT), including 20 in the first half, with five rebounds and six assists in 29 minutes in the win over the Celtics on Friday.

Mayo scored 40 percent of the Bucks' first half points, but was content to facilitate the offense after halftime. He has seen a boost in minutes in his last two games and has scored 37 points in his last two games. Mayo could be a consideration for late-season play for points and 3-pointers.

O.J. Mayo SG MIL 6 months ago

Mayo (hamstring) was limited to 13 minutes Thursday in a win over the Pacers. He came off the bench and scored three points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and had one rebound and four assists.

May continues to deal with a lingering hamstring injury that's kept him out for nine games in March. In his past two games, he's played a combined 19 minutes and has just five assists and three rebounds while going 1-for-9 from the floor.

O.J. Mayo SG MIL 6 months ago

Mayo (hamstring) will take the floor Thursday against the Pacers.

Mayo has been absent for nine of 12 games this month due to a lingering hamstring issue, but when he's played, he's logged a combined 23 minutes. Included in that run is a six-minute showing Tuesday against the Heat, meaning a minutes limit almost certainly hangs over his head.

O.J. Mayo SG MIL 6 months ago

Mayo (hamstring) went through practice Wednesday and is considered probable for Thursday's game against Indiana, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

Mayo has played only 23 total minutes this month, sitting out nine games and playing sparingly in three others. He was active Tuesday against Miami but played only six minutes. The plan is for Mayo to be ready for Thursday's game, and if he plays it will be his first action in back-to-back games since February 22 and 23.