January 10, 2011
The Minnesota Timberwolves held "internal discussions" about trying to obtain guard O.J. Mayo(notes) from the Memphis Grizzlies, but a source told CBS Sports that those conversations ended before Mayo's name made it into the papers for something other basketball: a fight on a plane with teammate Tony Allen(notes) over a gambling debt.
However, CBS notes that the Wolves remain interested in New York Knicks benchwarmer Anthony Randolph(notes), believing the "third team could be a charm" for the talented but raw big man, according to a source.
Since being drafted in the first round of the 2008 draft by the Golden State Warriors, the 6-11 forward out of LSU has averaged 8.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. For the Knicks, he is averaging only two points and 2.4 rebounds per game this season.