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O.J. Mayo (ankle) will not play against the Heat on Wednesday.

The last time Mayo was hurt, his illness turned into a conditioning issue and there's a good chance that's what happened here. He's been one of the most criticized players this season and the Mavericks look pretty smart for letting the Bucks pick him up in the offseason.

O. J. Mayo SG MIL 5 Months

O.J. Mayo (ankle) did not play on Monday against the Pistons, as expected.

Mayo dressed as an emergency player and his status for the rest of the season is tenuous, at best.

O. J. Mayo SG MIL 5 Months

O.J. Mayo (ankle) will dress vs. the Pistons on Monday and is not expected to play.

In other words, he's just an emergency guy because the Bucks are running out of bodies in their backcourt. Mayo has been one of the biggest letdowns on the season and obviously the Bucks regret signing him over the summer. At least they'll have a lot of ping-pong balls. Ramon Sessions will get some serious run tonight.

O. J. Mayo SG MIL 5 Months

O.J. Mayo (ankle) is questionable to face the Pistons on Monday.

He suffered an ankle sprain last Monday and missed two games because of it. Mayo has missed games earlier this year for conditioning, so not being at practice suggests he's probably not ready to play much. Even if he does suit up, he's a bit unlikely to top 25 minutes. Ramon Sessions is logging major minutes while Giannis Antetokounmpo could get more run tonight.

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O.J. Mayo (ankle) will not play vs. the Heat on Saturday night.

This will be his second game out of the lineup after an ankle sprain from Monday. Mayo's conditioning has been a huge issue this season and playing him at less than 100 percent is not an option. The Bucks are going to have to get creative tonight and we might see more D.J. Stephens while Brandon Knight and Ramon Sessions will be very busy.

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O.J. Mayo (ankle) will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Lakers.

He landed on someone's foot during Monday's game but seems to have only tweaked his ankle, and he doesn't expect the injury to keep him out for long. Giannis Antetokounmpo should get solid playing time as the Bucks' primary reserve guard in what is sure to be a high-scoring, defense-optional matchup.

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The Bucks did not update the status of O.J. Mayo following his injury during Monday night's game.

He looked to have tweaked an ankle, but it's a guessing game until we get an update. The Bucks have been less forthcoming with their injuries than Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, so this isn't a surprise. Chances are Mayo is fine and we would consider him closer to probable for Thursday's game against the Lakers. In other Mayo news, Rudy Gay blamed Mayo's weight gain on where he lived. "I guess when you're hurt in Wisconsin, you eat," Gay said.

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O.J. Mayo suffered an apparent injury in the second half of Monday's game vs. the Clippers and did not return.

The injury didn't look too bad and he was able to walk off the court under his own power. Mayo isn't exactly in peak physical form, so coach Larry Drew probably didn't want to throw him back out there at 100 percent. He scored eight points in the early going and didn't add anymore with three boards, one assist and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes. Stay tuned for an update.

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O.J. Mayo drained 9-of-14 shots with two 3-pointers in his return to action on Sunday, finishing with 21 points and four assists in his first game since March 10.

Mayo's conditioning is a concern and he was coming off six straight DNP-CDs. His tenure with the Bucks has been one disappointing chapter after another and there's little reason to anticipate a breakout in the final weeks of a doomed season, notwithstanding tonight's blowout-driven performance.

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Bucks coach Larry Drew said that O.J. Mayo could "possibly" rejoin the rotation in the wake of Nate Wolters' fracturing his hand.

Wolters is likely done for the season, which leaves Brandon Knight and Ramon Sessions as the Bucks' primary guards, but Mayo could creep into the picture after six straight DNP-CDs. Mayo's conditioning is an issue and it's just as likely that Drew will give more minutes to Giannis Antetokounmpo at SG, so there's no need to pick up Mayo outside of the deepest leagues.