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The 5-20 Milwaukee Bucks have been particularly difficult to watch this season and have a few roster names worthy of the bust label so far.
O.J. Mayo got what he wanted in some ways. He is the obvious first offensive option on a team that features him at the top of its payroll.
Unfortunately, the new $8 million dollar man hasn't lived up to his end of the bargain. Mayo is averaging just 13.9 points per game on 39.9 percent shooting. Coming off a very productive and efficient year with the Dallas Mavericks, more was expected out of Mayo this season.
There is so much going on in the Larry Sanders bust camp right now, I am not sure where to even start. After inking a contract extension that will pay him $11 million a year starting in 2014-15, Sanders has been in trouble with the law twice and tore a ligament in his thumb during a bar fight after playing in three games.
Luckily, Sanders does appear close to returning, according to his head coach.
"He has been working out twice a day," Larry Drew told Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He gets in here before we get started and then he comes back in the evenings."
While Sanders isn't yet being paid big bucks, Ersan Ilyasova's contract has kicked in. The power forward is making $7.9 million this year. Injuries have played some role in his disappointing season, but Ilyasova has been a bust on his own. He is averaging 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 38.3 percent from the field.