Why The Sixers Should Sign O.J. Mayo

I think we can all agree on the fact that the Sixers have a very busy offseason ahead. They have holes to fill and puzzle pieces to be put together.

One of the Sixers many priorities is signing good free-agents to fill some holes. One of those players that Philadelphia should sign is shooting guard O.J. Mayo.

April 7, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers small forward Luke Babbitt (8) defends the shot of Dallas Mavericks shooting guard O.J. Mayo (32) in the second half at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The 76ers are in need of a good shooter, and Mayo is just that. With the Dallas Mavericks this past season, he shot 45 percent from the field and averaged 15.3 PPG, 4.4 APG, and 3.5 RPG. Mayo also shot 41 percent behind the 3-point line and 82 percent from the free-throw line. He has great size, at 6-foot 4 inches and 210 pounds. Plus, at 25 years old, the Sixers would be adding youth to the team which is always great. And lastly, to add on to the positives, Jrue Holiday and Mayo would make a great backcourt dynamic duo. If you combine Holiday and Mayo’s stats and talent, it will equal success.

Mayo has the size, abilities, and attributes. Now all the Sixers need to do is sign him.

Topics: 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, Jrue Holiday, O.J. Mayo, Philadelphia, Philadelphia 76ers, Sixers

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  • http://www.facebook.com/zachary.husser Zachary Cornell Husser

    The Sixers should sign OJ Mayo because that would be a real strength move for their backcourt in the NBA. If the Administration can get that done, go for it. Also, I’d suggest them getting Cody Zeller from Indiana because he has what you can’t teach and that’s NBA Speed for a Big Man. He also plays winning basketball and you always need those types of players on your Team. As far as getting tough is concerned, he’ll adapt his game just like Pau Gasol of the Lakers did. When you’re a 7 Foot Player in the NBA with “Talent”, you get going because that is what is expected or you will not survive amongst NBA Big Men! I think Zeller is a great choice. Now, if you have Bynum coming back, Zeller is off the charts as a choice. Go get the players to make the Sixers a top notch competitive Team in the NBA again! The City of Brotherly Love Deserves a Winner!!

    • John Adair

      Agreed, Zach! Also, don’t forget that Zeller was the consensus No. 1 pick not too long ago. That wasn’t for no reason. The skill is there, the IQ is there, the work ethic is there. Everything else can be learned.

  • http://dalanel.wordpress.com/ Dante Nelson

    Yeah i wouldn’t mind having O.J. I’m also going to avoid any juice jokes! But really, OJ isn’t great, but Sixers could use some scoring punch. And defensively, paired with Jrue, things could get serious.