The LA Clippers made some good moves before the start of the 2011-12 NBA season, and they paid off as the team made the playoffs, but their series against the San Antonio Spurs showed what flaws the team needs to address this off-season, and finding more scoring is a priority.
O.J. Mayo played his college basketball at USC and knows the Los Angeles market very well. Memphis has too much money tied up to other players on their roster, and Mayo will likely play elsewhere next season.
The latest rumor from Bleacher Report suggest the LA Clippers are a good choice for the shooting guard as he would give the team another solid back-court scoring threat, and the team has the money to make a good offer.
Mayo has averaged over 15 points per game in his four-year with the Grizzlies and would make a great back-court duo with Chris Paul in L.A. The Clippers aren't exactly known for spending money, but the trade to acquire Paul last year has shown a different side to ownership, and a couple of moves this off-season could have them as the team to beat in the Pacific Division next year.
The NBA free agent signing period is still a few weeks away, but social media is feeding basketball fans with plenty of speculation. This signing by the Clippers makes sense and is a move that would improve the team for the 2012-13 season.