O.J. Mayo Traded To Pacers For Josh McRoberts, First-Round Pick, According To Report

O.J. Mayo was involved in many NBA trade rumors, and it appears he has indeed been traded. Mayo is reportedly heading to the Indiana Pacers for Josh McRoberts and the Pacers' first-round draft pick, according to Chris Vernon of FOX Sports Memphis. Jeremiah Johnson of FOX Sports has confirmed the news.  

The pick the Grizzlies get replaces the one they sent to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Shane Battier. The picks are likely to be in the same range, since both teams are on the fringes of the playoffs. On the whole, Memphis replaces Mayo with the steadier Battier for a comparable pick, at the cost of draft bust Hasheem Thabeet.

Mayo has been involved in trade rumors all season after getting involved in a fight over a gambling debt and being caught for using PEDs, but he is an upgrade for the Pacers at shooting guard. Mayo was rumored to be heading to the Bulls, but Chicago was unable to pull anything off. McRoberts has been a sometimes-starter for the Pacers at power forward, but the position was crowded with Tyler Hansbrough's emergence. 

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