NBA Trade Deadline: OJ Mayo Trade Is Off

Jason KarlAnalyst IIIFebruary 24, 2011

PHOENIX - NOVEMBER 05:  O.J. Mayo #32 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots a free throw shot during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on November 5, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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In another deal that came down to the last second, the Pacers agreed to trade Josh McRoberts and a first-round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for talented guard OJ Mayo

Mayo had fallen out of favor in Memphis and a deal was clearly going to happen.

But according to sources, Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley backed out of the agreement, which caused the transaction to miss the 3 P.M. Eastern Trade Deadline.

Mayo has been averaging 12.1 points, 1.9 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game in only 28 minutes per game off the bench.

The previous two seasons, he had been averaging 38 minutes and 18 points per game.

Considering what the Pacers gave up for the former No. 3 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, the trade would have been a steal.

It's too bad for the Pacers who have been playing exceptionally well under the interim coach.

A lineup which included star Danny Granger, Darren Collison, and OJ Mayo would be a contending lineup for the future.

Heisley just commented, "Indiana was not able to get it all together"