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Trading O.J. Mayo Just Got A Lot More Realistic

The idea that O.J. Mayo has been on the market this season is something that most have taken to be the truth. After Monday's incident in which Mayo and teammate Tony Allen fought on the team plane after the two got into a dispute regarding winnings from a card game, it seems more likely than ever the Grizzlies will look to deal Mayo, who has not lived up to expectations during his career in Memphis. From personal experience with Mayo, I can say that O.J. is a very nice guy, but when money and gambling is involved, you can't predict how a person will react to a given situation. 

Though Mayo has been saying all of the right things about his recent move to the bench. one has to believe he would rather be starting and given the reported/rumored/suspected rift between Mayo and Gay, the reasons for Memphis to trade Mayo seem to be pilling up. I went over a few trade possibilities a few weeks ago that may be worth reviewing as the trade deadline nears. 

Mayo has played in 19 games since being moved into the sixth man role and is currently averaging 12 less minutes per game than he did during his first 15 starts of the season. 

As a consequence for the scuffle between Mayo and Allen, head coach Lionel Hollins has banned gambling on all team flights. 

"We’re in a confined airplane, and things get heated. I’m done with it. No more gambling," Hollins told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. "I told my guys if they read a book, that would be good. They have to entertain themselves in a different manner.

Mayo missed the Grizzlies last game, a 110-105 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, with what the Grizzlies claimed was a case of bronchitis. 

What do you guys think? Has Mayo overstayed his welcome in Memphis and is it time for both sides to move on? Or does Mayo still hold enough promise for you to believe he deserves another chance?