Jul 3, 2013, 3:13 PM EST
It looks like the gunning two guard Monta Ellis is gone from Milwaukee, but they are about to replace him with another inconsistent and inefficient player, one they are counting on to improve.
Mayo certainly defends better than Ellis, and he is a better three-point shooter hitting 40.7 percent of his shots last season in Dallas. He averaged 15.9 points a game, but his below league average PER of 13.9 speaks to his efficiency.
Or, look at it this way: Memphis didn’t keep him around as a sixth man, then Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has some real frustration with the consistency of Mayo’s effort and preparation last season.
We will see what kind of team the Bucks put together and what kind of deal we are talking about. If the Bucks plan is to be bad this year and try and cash in on a deep lottery of talent (a lot of teams have that plan, maybe seven to start the season) then this is a decent stopgap. But as a long-term building block this is a sideways move, at best.
- Report: JaVale McGee close to signing with Celtics 0
- Five Things We Learned in NBA Wednesday: Masked Russell Westbrook just needs a cape 6
- George Karl: Knicks could use a strong point guard next to Carmelo Anthony 11
- Ray Allen announces he will not play this season 14
- Pelicans’ Anthony Davis a gametime decision Wednesday vs. Pistons 1
- Derek Fisher questions ‘character and integrity’ of players after Knicks lose to Kings by 38 points 29
- Five Things We Learned in NBA Tuesday: The Hawks clinched playoff spot in front of Josh Smith 6
- Nuggets need to decide direction, then hire coach 18