Even though the Grizzlies are currently dealing with injuries that make O.J. Mayo more important to the team, the asking price for him will not be too high.
Remember, the Grizzlies spent their first-round draft pick on a SG the Bulls were rumored to be interested in, Xavier Henry. If a team invests such a high pick on a player, the incumbent is potentially on his way out. And even though Henry has not played well this season, he is only rookie and will continue to be given the chance to play, leaving Mayo with less minutes.
On the ESPN.com feature NBA Trade Machine, the Bulls could acquire Mayo for Keith Bogans and James Johnson—a perfect situation for the Bulls, not so good for the Grizzlies.
What about a straight-up trade with Ronnie Brewer for O.J.? Both trades would work out money-wise, and the Bulls would do either in a heart beat...the Grizzlies would not.
What about Bogans, JJ and the first-round draft pick, either the Bulls’ or the Charlotte pick? Again, this trade would work out salary-wise, and the Grizzlies would be more inclined to make the trade because of a future draft pick.