Mavericks add shooting guard O.J. Mayo
JUL 16, 2012 11:56p ET
On Monday night, free agent guard O.J. Mayo tweeted that he had signed with the Dallas Mavericks.
"I will be signing with dallas! #Mavsnation," Mayo tweeted on his personal account, @JuiceMayo32.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban then seemed to confirm the signing, also via Twitter.
"Welcome to the family OJ," Cuban tweeted on @mcuban. "We are fired up!! MFFL (Mavs Fans For Life) Mavs/Mayo Fan For Life!"
Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News confirmed with a team source it is a two-year deal, with the second season being a player option.
Mayo, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2008 draft by Minnesota, spent the past four seasons in Memphis, averaging 15.2 points a game. He started every game his first two seasons with the Grizzlies before primarily coming off the bench the last two years.
Mayo fills a need at the two-guard position for the Mavericks after the departure of Jason Terry, who signed with Boston.
Mayo joins a Mavericks roster that has been completely overhauled in the past week, joining center Chris Kaman, forward Elton Brand and guards Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones on the revamped roster.