The Milwaukee Bucks have lost another guard for the rest of the season.
Already without Michael Carter-Williams due to hip surgery, now O.J. Mayo is gone for the season due to a fracture of his right ankle, the team announced. The team says it happened when he fell down a flight of stairs at his home.
Up until last night against Miami, Mayo had been starting with Carter-Williams out, technically as a point guard but working more off the ball as a shooting guard (and serving as one of the better Bucks perimeter defenders). Giannis Anteteokounmpo has been playing point forward with Khris Middleton as the two guard thriving next to him (Jabari Parker and Anteteokounmpo have developed some chemistry as well). Mayo had been out there, too. Against the Heat Wednesday Jerryd Bayless started with Middleton in the backcourt (and it worked, the Bucks won the game).
Mayo had been averaging 7.8 points per game, shooting just 37 percent from the field (32.1 percent from three). He had a dismal PER of 7.7.
Mayo is a free agent this summer. This doesn’t help his cause.