Mayo hopes to return to the Bucks

O.J. Mayo has came out publicly and said he would like to return to the Milwaukee Bucks after his two-year suspension from the NBA is over. He is serving a two-year ban due to violating the league’s drug policy.

His suspension will keep him out of the league once again this season, and he won’t be able to sign with any NBA team until July 1st, 2018.

Mayo, who will be 30, is asking for the Bucks to give him another chance and allow him to make up for the sub-par player he was before the suspension.

In his last season with the Bucks, he averaged 7.8 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.6 rebounds per game. Mayo cites the inability to play the game he loves for the change in his mindset and temperament. Since his 2015 season with the Bucks, he has gained some weight, and hasn’t been playing basketball.

O.J. Mayo banned from NBA for two years

MILWAUKEE — The NBA announced on Friday that free agent and former Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo has been dismissed from the league for violating the National Basketball Players Association anti-drug program.

As part of the NBA’s and NBPA’s agreement, the reason for Mayo’s violation will not be publicly released. He was suspended 10 games back in 2011 after testing positive for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

The 29-year-old will be eligible for reinstatement in two years, but will need to sign a new contract after entering free agency this summer. His best season with the Bucks came in 2014-15 when he shot 42.2 percent from the field and averaged 11.4 points per game.