It is still possible the Grizz sign and trade Mayo. They’d like to get something in exchange for a player they know has value and one whom they can resign without cap restrictions. Mayo is a quality guard and should start in this league, but just needs the opportunity to put it all together. His shooting would be a huge boon alongside the jump shot poor Rajon Rondo, and it would make the Celtics a tougher team to defend because Mayo would make teams pay for help side defense on Rondo.
Mayo is a good athlete and has the potential consequently to be a very good defender, but he must continue to work at those aspects of his game to become the type of player he can be in this league. He should be a starter, but if he maintains his current effort level, he may never be more than just a twenty minute a game (20 MINUTES A GAME PLAYER)kind of player.
Can the Celtics bring out the best of Mayo? Can they make him the kind of guy that can allow fans to forget Ray Allen? It’s a stretch, but it wouldn’t be that costly of a stretch, since Mayo hasn’t yet proven himself on a big scale. Danny Ainge may get a steal if he tries to get Mayo.