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O.J. Mayo intrigued by Celtics

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Memphis Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo is a restricted free agent this summer and he appears more than willing to listen to other teams, though insists that Memphis is his No. 1 priority right now.

CelticsHub.com hears from Mayo that he'd be open to joining the Boston Celtics.

"I'd be happy to play there," Mayo told the site Sunday before his team got pummeled by Boston 98-80. "But right now my main goal is to play for Memphis and hopefully help get them their first NBA Championship." Of course, that's looking pretty tough right now since the Grizzlies are currently a game and a half out of playoff contention in the Western Conference.

The 24-year-old Mayo, who was selected third overall in the 2008 draft out of USC, is averaging 12.6 points, 3 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game.

He tells CelticsHub that he isn't aware of any stigma against the Celtics that keeps players from signing there:

"I've never heard of that," Mayo said.  "It's always been one of the top organizations in basketball.  Ever since you were a little boy start playing basketball, you always heard about the Boston Celtics and Larry Bird, all the great players, it's always been a great organization."

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