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The third overall pick in the 2008 draft broke the news on his Twitter account, saying, “I will be signing with dallas! #Mavsnation.”
Not long after, Mavs owner Mark Cuban tweeted: “Welcome to the family OJ. We are fired up !! MFFL Mavs/Mayo Fan For Life !”
The exact terms of Mayo’s deal were not known, but it is a two-year deal with a player option in the second year. The Mavs had about $4 million in cap space remaining.
Four million dollars for OJ Mayo? This doesn’t seem right. Two days ago there was a report that he had asked Phoenix for $8 million per.
I know what you’re all thinking. We paid the 34-year old Jason Terry $15 million over 3 years, while the Mavs paid the 24-year old Mayo $8 million over two years?
CelticsHub is speculating that Mayo might be part of some sign-and-trade, possibly involving the Celtics and Terry. But that wouldn’t be possible if you believe the ESPN report that Mayo’s contract is for two years. Sign-and-trade contracts must be for three years.
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – Mayo headed to Mavs | Celtics pull together in Vegas opener | Melo takes steps in right direction | Herald – Big discussion involves Fab Melo | CSNNE – Kobe: 2010 title vs Celtics most satisfying | WEEI – Sullinger looking forward to talking to Garnett | The Kevin Garnett comedy hour |