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Mayo is a player who could raise the Bulls to the level of Boston and Miami.
ESPN is reporting the Bulls made the James Johnson trade to have an extra draft pick as ammunition for this trade. The reasons why the Bulls need to make this trade are listed here:
The Bulls will work on this trade down to the wire and make every attempt to land OJ. He is by far the best shooting guard on this list, and at age 23 would be with the team for many years, unlike Anthony Parker. The Bulls know he has the most upside and that it would be the perfect solution for the team.
The only stumbling block is that the Grizzlies are rumored to want a lot for their young SG, and the Bulls would probably have to trade a player back along with draft picks.
Expect the player traded to be Ronnie Brewer. It must be a SG because with the acquisition of Mayo, the Bulls would have a crowded backcourt with four players.
Keith Bogans would not interest the Grizzlies, and the Bulls would refuse to trade their shooter in Kyle Korver, leaving Brewer as the only option.
The Bulls want him, and the Grizzlies don't want to give him up. But with the assets the team now has, the odds of a trade are probably 40 percent.