The Memphis Commercial Appeal and New York Post report the Nets and Grizzlies have discussed two possible trade scenarios that would bring O.J. Mayo to New Jersey ... and their motivation is at least partly about clearing more cap space for a Dwight Howard deal down the line.
While Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier in the week that a deal was unlikely, Ron Tillery writes out of Memphis that, "both scenarios are there for the taking if the Grizzlies want to pull the trigger, according to the sources." Fred Kerber reports that his sources tell him the opposite, writing, "the Nets could do a deal if they wanted".
In one scenario, the Nets would send Anthony Morrow to Memphis in a straight-up deal while in the other, the Nets would send out Jordan Farmar, an unspecified draft pick and cash considerations. Both deals would save the Grizzlies money. Whoever controls Mayo's rights as of January 25 can offer him a contract extension.