O. J. Mayo SG MIL 13 Days
O.J. Mayo made 5-of-14 from the field for 14 points vs. the Pacers on Thursday with one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes.
He doesn't have shred of an interior game and none of his 14 shots have come from inside of 12 feet tonight. Mayo's jump shot has been falling and clearly coach Larry Drew is using him as a catch-and-shoot guy in his offense. Still, he's taken nine triples in each of his last two games and he seems like he's a good bet to hit a couple per night. If you're looking for triples and don't care about anything else, he's worth a look.
O. J. Mayo SG MIL 15 Days
O.J. Mayo exploded for 25 points on 8-of-14 shooting with seven threes, three assists and a steal in Monday's cakewalk over the Sixers.
The world's biggest disclaimer applies but maybe Mayo is taking his conditioning seriously and is ready to make a contribution. He logged 35 minutes off the bench tonight and even though we don't trust him as far as we can heave the heavyset shooting guard, he's worth a look for the brave out there.
O. J. Mayo SG MIL 17 Days
O.J. Mayo played 17 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday with eight points, two boards, one assist, two 3-pointers and five fouls on 3-of-8 shooting.
As expected, Brandon Knight coming back hurt Mayo's offensive output and he looks extremely out of shape. He's going to be one of this season's prime examples for guys who lose their work ethic after signing a multiple-year deal. Fantasy owners should be able to do better.
O. J. Mayo SG MIL 19 Days
O.J. Mayo returned from a 10-game absence due to flu-like symptoms and conditioning issues, shooting 5-of-8 from the field for 11 points with three boards and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.
While he did look like he put on a couple pounds, his conditioning seemed better than it was before his absence. That said, he still showed no desire to get to the basket and was taking a lot of contested shots. His minutes tonight had a little bit to do with the Bucks needing bodies, so most owners might have a tough time making a cut for Mayo after his first good game in over a month. It's worth mentioning Mayo was tying his shoe on defense while in a half-court set, which should be all over the low-light reel over the weekend.
O. J. Mayo SG MIL 21 Days
Bucks coach Larry Drew said that he'll "have to allow [O.J. Mayo] to play his way into shape."
"O.J. was available [Tuesday] and I had every intention of getting him some minutes," Drew said. "Unfortunately, I wasn't able to." Mayo missed a few weeks due to a very bad flu, and between his poor conditioning and limited bench role there's no reason to own him in typical fantasy leagues.
O. J. Mayo SG MIL 22 Days
O.J. Mayo (illness) is considered 'probable' to return to action vs. the Magic on Tuesday.
Mayo has recovered from a doozy of a flu that caused him to miss the Bucks' previous nine games, and it stands to reason that his playing time will be limited even if he does play off the bench. Although Mayo's season has been a massive disappointment, trade rumors are swirling around the Bucks and a few well-placed trades could push him closer to fantasy relevance.
O. J. Mayo SG MIL 23 Days
O.J. Mayo (conditioning) went through practice on Monday.
He is getting closer to a return, but the Bucks will likely keep his minutes down until he can show he can score again. Mayo has lost a step this year and can't get much space when coming off screens, so he's not getting many uncontested looks. He can be left on the wire in most leagues.
O. J. Mayo SG MIL 29 Days
O.J. Mayo (illness) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.
This will mark Mayo's ninth straight game on the sidelines with his mysterious flu and subsequent conditioning issues. Look for the Bucks to start Brandon Knight and Nate Wolters in the backcourt again.
O. J. Mayo SG MIL 30 Days
O.J. Mayo (illness) will not play against the Celtics on Monday night.
He's had the flu for almost three weeks now and this story continues to not make sense. Mayo said over the weekend he was hoping to return this week,but he should be considered for doubtful on Wednesday. Nate Wolters and Giannis Antetokounmpo will get most of the minutes at shooting guard.