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O.J. Mayo trade to Pacers dead

Dec 13, 2011, 1:56 PM EDT

O. J. Mayo

It looked like a done deal, but the trade that would have sent O.J. Mayo to the Pacers and Josh McRoberts to the Grizzlies is dead, according to tweets from the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

What’s more, Mayo was told he would not be traded anywhere. The fact that the Grizzlies Xavier Henry is out for a month with torn ligaments in his ankle may tie into the Grizzlies decision.

The Grizzlies are going to go into this season with much the same team that made the big playoff run last year, save for Shane Battier being out and Rudy Gay being healthy. There is a lot of potential in that roster, but can they really compete with the elite of the West will be the test.

McRoberts is an unrestricted free agent (the Mayo deal was to be a sign-and-trade) and while the Grizzlies would like to get him reports are McRoberts could be headed to Los Angeles to take Lamar Odom’s role as the first big off the bench (although hopefully with less ball handling and fewer Kardashians).

  1. 973yenots - Dec 13, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Damn! Again!

  2. bparmalee - Dec 13, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    It would have been nice to have him for this year but he was just going to be a rental. No big loss. My Pacers still need to upgrade at SG but not sure how (or if) they get that done.

    • bparmalee - Dec 13, 2011 at 3:35 PM

      A bigger issue to me… the Chris Paul bs aside….. is too many GM’s making agreements and then pulling out. Seems like it use to be if a guy said you had a deal or they were going to work with you for a deal… thats exactly what they did.

      • Josh Perez - Dec 14, 2011 at 9:20 AM

        It always been like that. The difference is that in the past negotiations used to be more secret and We were told about it once ot was finishrd,nowadays there is always someone with a mouth big enough to leak details.

  3. ras1tafari - Dec 13, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    This is offically the worst offseason in NBA history

  4. karlton2 - Dec 13, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Stern!!!

    • 973yenots - Dec 13, 2011 at 4:23 PM

      Can’t wait until that Kermit the frog lookin bastard retires! Wait, That would be insulting Kermit! Sorry!

  5. 00maltliquor - Dec 13, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    At first it looked like lil’ Jimmy Buss was not going to be so bad after all, he traded for CP3 without having to give up Bynum.

    Stern f’d that up.

    Since then things have looked terrible.

    Trading Odom to the reigning champs and the team that molliwhopped you in the 2nd round last year for basically a pair of movie tickets and a medium bucket of butterless popcorn. Awful.

    Now aparently they signed McBob to be the first big off the bench? REALLY?! Yo…whaat! C’mon, you know at least that Kris Humphries is out there, right? I mean, can’t you find better out there then fricken Josh McRoberts?! I would rather have Derrick Caracter come off first, and we already have him. Hell, I wouldn’t even been as mad if I heard they re-signed Joe f’n Smith.

    I feel sick now…what next, we’re gonna sign Anthony Carter to be our starting PG? HA!

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