Boston Celtics Reportedly Interested in Trading for OJ Mayo

by June 29, 2012

Just in time, the annual OJ Mayo trade rumor machine is revving up once again. Reports CSNNE: “The Boston Celtics came close to trading for Memphis’ O.J. Mayo just before March’s trading deadline, and it appears their interest remains just as strong now. A league source said the C’s continue to be enamored with the 6-foot-5 shooting guard, and are considering making another run at him. The source said no deal is imminent, but it appears the Celtics are willing to offer up Brandon Bass via a sign and trade. Bass, who opted out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, would have to agree to such a deal. While he indicated that his first preference is to return to Boston with a multi-year deal, he will be looking for a significant bump in salary from the $4.25 million he made this past season. It was initially believed that Bass would be seeking a similar deal to former Celtic Glen Davis’ four-year, $26 million contract.”