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DB791
03-04-2012, 01:38 PM
Started off averaging 18.5ppg his rookie year, but has been declining since

KDurantFor40
03-04-2012, 01:40 PM
He hasn't played well. That's what happened. Simple as that. What do you think happened? he got abducted by aliens? Negged phaggot

Tes45
03-04-2012, 01:40 PM
Hasn't been declining at all. He's finally playing the role (6th man, offensive bench spark) he should be playing and he's been pretty solid at it for the end of last season and this season so far.

DB791
03-04-2012, 01:41 PM
Hasn't been declining at all. He's finally playing the role (6th man, offensive bench spark) he should be playing and he's been pretty solid at it for the end of last season and this season so far.

3rd pick over all

chlaxman
03-04-2012, 01:44 PM
3rd pick over all

So was James Harden...nobody is down on how he plays his role...

Otaman
03-04-2012, 01:44 PM
he just stopped putting in work

look at his FT %, he averaged in high 80s rookie year, then it kept going down every year, now it's at low 70%

grizz101
03-04-2012, 01:48 PM
u guys r dumb

he averaged 18.5 ppg because we sucked.

brb would rather him be a 6th man and winning than average a bunch of points and be the joke of the NBA

Backus21
03-04-2012, 01:49 PM
He is playing his role on the Grizz which is 6th man/scorer off the bench. This is the same role as Jason Terry or Manu. But the last two years there were trade discussion about him. Rudy is the primary scorer for the Grizz and when he was injured OJ played really well in that role along with Randolph. If OJ were to be traded I think he would be successful being a primary scorer

dankydank
03-04-2012, 01:52 PM
well the grizz were a few seconds away from him being dealt last season

they dont give him enough minutes i think and hes not consistent enough

grizz101
03-04-2012, 01:54 PM
He is playing his role on the Grizz which is 6th man/scorer off the bench. This is the same role as Jason Terry or Manu. But the last two years there were trade discussion about him. Rudy is the primary scorer for the Grizz and when he was injured OJ played really well in that role along with Randolph. If OJ were to be traded I think he would be successful being a primary scorer
agreed, but on a team like the Bobcats.

and thank god we didn't trade him for Josh McRoberts. that would of been a disaster

Backus21
03-04-2012, 01:56 PM
agreed, but on a team like the Bobcats.

and thank god we didn't trade him for Josh McRoberts. that would of been a disaster

Strong name to thread topic ratio lol

But yeah McRoberts to a team that already has too many bigs would have been turrible (Charles Barkley)

grizz101
03-04-2012, 01:58 PM
Strong name to thread topic ratio lol

But yeah McRoberts to a team that already has too many bigs would have been turrible (Charles Barkley)
wasn't the case last year. only reason we have so many bigs now is cus Arthur and Randolph are injured, so we traded for Cunningham and Speights.

We actually did need a big man at the time Mayo was traded, but it worked out because Randolph decided to turn into Karl Malone

Backus21
03-04-2012, 02:01 PM
wasn't the case last year. only reason we have so many bigs now is cus Arthur and Randolph are injured, so we traded for Cunningham and Speights.

We actually did need a big man at the time Mayo was traded, but it worked out because Randolph decided to turn into Karl Malone

Yeah it wouldnt make sense to trade him now. When Randolph comes back you have two really good bigs, primary scorer in Rudy, and good PG in Conley. Plus you have a defensive guy in Allen, another big off the bench in Speights, and of course a scorer off the bench in OJ

GetStrongYo
03-04-2012, 02:02 PM
No heart and work ethic.

He was better in High School than he is now.

grizz101
03-04-2012, 02:10 PM
No heart and work ethic.

He was better in High School than he is now.
Productive player in the NBA/10

tool

gotrice33
03-04-2012, 02:41 PM
No heart and work ethic.

He was better in High School than he is now.

he was better in high school? is this kid srs or just trollin?

Masstastic
03-04-2012, 02:55 PM
No heart and work ethic.

He was better in High School than he is now.

Kinda agree.

OJ was supposed to be the next superstar due to his skills and confidence to take any shot.

But his confidence clearly hasn't been the same in the NBA. He'd rather be a 6th Man than a superstar.

Tes45
03-04-2012, 03:01 PM
Kinda agree.

OJ was supposed to be the next superstar due to his skills and confidence to take any shot.

But his confidence clearly hasn't been the same in the NBA. He'd rather be a 6th Man than a superstar.

Uh, no. His unlimited confidence to take any and every shot has been painfully evident from the time he stepped foot in Memphis. That confidence is how he ended up ball hogging and shooting himself off the first team.

Memphis became a better team when OJ quit trying to be a superstar and started playing smarter basketball.

grizz101
03-04-2012, 03:03 PM
Kinda agree.

OJ was supposed to be the next superstar due to his skills and confidence to take any shot.

But his confidence clearly hasn't been the same in the NBA. He'd rather be a 6th Man than a superstar.
well he gets plenty of money and its not like he sucks, and he helps Memphis wins games. not mad at all/10

and his HS hype wasn't fair. Guy was 20 when he graduated lol.

grizz101
03-04-2012, 03:03 PM
Uh, no. His unlimited confidence to take any and every shot has been painfully evident from the time he stepped foot in Memphis. That confidence is how he ended up ball hogging and shooting himself off the first team.

Memphis became a better team when OJ quit trying to be a superstar and started playing smarter basketball.
freaking repped on recharge.

Masstastic
03-04-2012, 03:12 PM
Uh, no. His unlimited confidence to take any and every shot has been painfully evident from the time he stepped foot in Memphis. That confidence is how he ended up ball hogging and shooting himself off the first team.

Memphis became a better team when OJ quit trying to be a superstar and started playing smarter basketball.

Shoots 43%/38% as a rookie
Shoots 45%/38% in his 2nd season

15 shots in 38 minutes isn't anywhere near being a ballhog, he was willing to find his role in their offense.

This is a guy who everyone believed had the talent to eventually be a #1 option in the NBA because he can knock down any shot and he had the confidence to do it. Was a clutch/alpha male type of player through HS and at USC.

Why else would GS offer Monta for Mayo/Thabeet a few years ago?

Considering the Grizzlies already had 2 empty stat specialists in their starting lineup in Gay and Z-Bo, I can understand the reasoning for putting Allen in the starting lineup for his defense. He wont take shots away from them.

I dont see how he can be happy to be a 6th Man at this point in his career.

Somewhere along the line he has to regain that confidence in his game and showcase that on is next team.

Masstastic
03-04-2012, 03:19 PM
well he gets plenty of money and its not like he sucks, and he helps Memphis wins games. not mad at all/10

and his HS hype wasn't fair. Guy was 20 when he graduated lol.
His HS hype was well deserved.

OJ Mayo is the first recruit I actually followed from the beginning, honestly him & Bill Walker's recruitment made me interested in basketball recruiting altogether.

Its just hard to believe a guy who was given slight comparisons to Kobe early on would end up being a 6th Man in Memphis of all places. I remember being pissed he ended up in Minnesota, only to wake up the next morning and be ectastic(sp?) he ended up in Memphis.

Yes, hes on a winning team but its not like Memphis has any plans to keep him longterm.

Source7769
03-04-2012, 03:21 PM
easy to score 18 on a crap team with garbage time, now the team got better

drock2190
03-04-2012, 03:28 PM
Man, I remember people being pissed off when the T-wolves traded him away for Love. Clear win for the T-wolves but that being said, they should trade for OJ Mayo to pair up with Rubio.

CockeyJamel
03-04-2012, 03:32 PM
So was James Harden...nobody is down on how he plays his role...


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grizz101
03-04-2012, 03:47 PM
Man, I remember people being pissed off when the T-wolves traded him away for Love. Clear win for the T-wolves but that being said, they should trade for OJ Mayo to pair up with Rubio.
well the records speak for themselves. Love wouldn't have fit in Memphis IMO.

Tes45
03-04-2012, 03:47 PM
His HS hype was well deserved.

OJ Mayo is the first recruit I actually followed from the beginning, honestly him & Bill Walker's recruitment made me interested in basketball recruiting altogether.

Its just hard to believe a guy who was given slight comparisons to Kobe early on would end up being a 6th Man in Memphis of all places. I remember being pissed he ended up in Minnesota, only to wake up the next morning and be ectastic(sp?) he ended up in Memphis.

Yes, hes on a winning team but its not like Memphis has any plans to keep him longterm.

No it's not. Extremely hyped HS players flame out all the time.

I've watched at least 150 full Grizzlies games with OJ on the team, probably more like 200. I like him as a player but his absolute ceiling is becoming Joe Johnson II on a mid-market team.

If OJ is the first or second option on a team, that team will not be a title contender, guaranteed.