HoopsHype Gustavo Ayon rumors

February 28, 2014 Updates

Hawks forward/center Gustavo Ayon had surgery today to repair a right shoulder injury. The surgery was performed at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta by Dr. Xavier Duralde and accompanied by Hawks Team Physician Dr. Michael Bernot from the Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic. Ayon will now undergo a period of rest, treatment and rehabilitation. He will be out through the remainder of the season. At the time of his injury, Ayon had averages of 4.3 points on .510 shooting, 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks in 16.5 minutes per game in 26 games (14 starts). NBA.com

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Gustavo Ayon (right shoulder) was not at practice, the first since the team announced he would miss 4 to 8 weeks. Lou Williams (torn ACL) continued his non-contact work. John Jenkins (lower back spasms) remains day-to-day. He received treatment Thursday. The shooting guard confirmed that the spasms are related to the back injury that caused him to miss two months this summer. "I’m taking it slow," Jenkins said. "I'm not trying to rush back. I was good in training camp. I just made a false step and re-aggravated it a little bit. I’m in a rush to get back personally, but I know it takes time to heal so I’m going to be patient with it." Booth Newspapers

October 8, 2013 Updates

Brian Windhorst: Hawks announce C Gustavo Ayon out 4-8 weeks with rotator cuff strain. Hurt last night in game at Miami. Twitter @WindhorstESPN

Gustavo Ayon returned to Atlanta to see doctors about his injured right shoulder. The forward/center was injured in the first quarter of Monday's exhibition game against the Heat in Miami. While the Hawks travelled to Asheville for tonight's exhibition game against the Bobcats, Ayon flew back for further examination. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The exhibition season did not get off to a good start as the Hawks lost a game and a player against the Heat. The Hawks dropped a 92-87 decision to the two-time defending champion Heat in Miami after trailing by as many as 22 points. The Hawks slowly cut into the lead. After a three-point play by Mike Scott and a steal and layup by Dennis Schroder they trailed 89-87 with 18.9 seconds remaining. However, Roger Mason Jr. and Charlie Westbrook hit free throws to seal the victory for the Heat. The Hawks lost Gustavo Ayon to a right shoulder injury. The forward/center was hurt fighting for a loose ball against the Heat’s Norris Cole with 1:41 remaining in the first quarter. He did not return after playing just 3:41 upon entering the game as a substitute. According to the Hawks, Ayon will be re-evaluated and his status will be updated Tuesday. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

September 12, 2013 Updates

Gustavo Ayón and Mexico completed their improbable run to the FIBA Americas Championship game with a 91-89 win over Puerto Rico Wednesday night. Ayón scored 20 points and pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds to complete a magnificent individual tournament performance that crowned him MVP. Ayón also made the all-tournament team, averaging 17.2 points and 8.4 rebounds. Puerto Rico and Mexico exchanged leads throughout the fourth quarter, and the Puerto Ricans missed an open three-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it. hawks.com

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"Milwaukee didn't want my services, so they waived me and Atlanta came away with my services," the 6-foot-10 Ayon said. "I didn't have any illusions of returning to Europe this year. I came [to the NBA] for three years and we'll see what happens. If nothing is accomplished, we'll have to come to a decision and see what happens." ESPN.com

"It makes very happy because Al Horford, another Latino, is there," Ayon said. "I've spoken to him some when I've played against him and find him to be a good guy. I hope to have a good chemistry and aside from that he's a very well-respected player inside the NBA and he can teach me a lot of things." ESPN.com

July 29, 2013 Updates

The Hawks claimed forward/center Gustavo Ayon off waivers, the team announced Monday. Ayon, 6-foot-10, 250 pounds, was waived by the Bucks last week prior to his $1.5 million salary becoming guaranteed. Ayon played 55 games last season with the Bucks and Magic and averaged 3.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. “I am very excited to join the Atlanta Hawks,” Ayon said in a statement released by the team. “I had a great conversation with Coach (Mike) Budenholzer and can’t wait to get to the city, meet my teammates and get to work.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 28, 2013 Updates

Shams Charania: The Atlanta Hawks have claimed Gustavo Ayon off waivers, league source tells RealGM. He was released by the Bucks on Thursday. Twitter @ShamsCharania

Emiliano Carchia: Gustavo Ayon wrote on Facebook: GO ATLANTA Hawks. He may move to Atlanta Twitter @SportandoBasket

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