O.J. Mayo won’t cash in on the windfall of 2016 free agency. The former Bucks guard has been banned from the NBA. NBA release: The NBA announced today that free agent O.J. Mayo has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Under the Anti-Drug Program, Mayo is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years. The NBA, NBA teams, and the Players Association are prohibited from publicly disclosing information regarding the testing or treatment of any NBA player under the Anti-Drug Program, other than to announce a player’s suspension or dismissal from the league. Mayo was suspended 10 games for using a steroid in 2011, but the typical
Restricted free-agent guard Bradley Beal agreed to a five-year, $128 million maximum contract to stay with the Washington Wizards, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told The Vertical. Beal, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft, has evolved into one of the best young shooting guards in the NBA and cements a backcourt with All-Star John Wall that is among the league’s elite. The Wizards and Beal will likely wait for the organization to explore free-agency options before signing the agreement, sources said.