Wednesday , Jun , 18 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Miami Heat to Draft OJ Mayo with Second Pick?

It is not necessarily a two-man draft, he said. The No. 2 pick is a trade asset, he insisted.

All of a sudden, Beasley’s character, his length, his position and his work ethic are in question.

And it has manifested in consistent trade speculation and, even worse, the idea that the Heat will take a chance at another player with the No. 2 pick.


The most common conversation involves O.J. Mayo, a Southern Cal product whose NBA value has been discussed since his middle school days. Even Dwyane Wade has gotten involved, announcing that Mayo, who happens to be sharing trainers with Wade in Chicago, has worked his way into the mix for a top-two pick. [Miami Herald]