Depending on the day, O.J. Mayo either is or isn't on the trade block. After more than a year of being dangled on and off, though, the shooting guard is far from untouchable.
Mayo has been most recently linked to New Jersey Nets, but soon after, both sides halted negotiations.
The 24-year-old thrived in a starting role his first two seasons, but has struggled to find his identity off the bench over the past year. Mayo has been overcome with unselfish play as of late, though, and Lionel Hollins' willingness to issue him a green light has re-instilled confidence in the wingman.
While Mayo has begun to establish himself as a premier threat once again, his impending restricted free agency is motivation for Memphis to move him. He has known to exhibit stubbornness, but has visibly matured over the past year, and his warrior-like tactics are severely underrated.
Under different circumstances, Mayo's role player rank could easily ascend into superstar status.