HoopsHype Gustavo Ayon rumors

April 29, 2013 Updates

Despite speculation surrounding his future in the NBA, Gustavo Ayon expects the Milwaukee Bucks to pick up the team option on his contract for next season and is looking forward to returning, his agent Emilio Duran told RealGM. The Bucks traded for Ayon in the deal that brought them J.J. Redick, and the organization insisted that the Orlando Magic include Ayon. From the start, the Bucks have let Ayon and his agent know that playing time would be scarce this season, but they would prioritize him long-term. “Gustavo likes Milwaukee, he just really wants to help the team and as far as we’ve been indicated he will be with the Bucks next season,” Duran said. “He wants to keep getting better there and help out.” RealGM

April 9, 2013 Updates
March 24, 2013 Updates

“I’m excited to play," Ayon said. “I’m excited to play basketball regardless of the location. It is my passion. Last season was amazing for me, I was playing (in New Orleans) and things were going well but this season has been terrible for me. “Without stability and regular playing time I find it hard to motivate myself. I want to be playing, not sitting on the bench. If in a year my contract runs out and I am not playing here I would return to Europe.” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

"What I see so far is a guy who is a physical player, with very good basketball skills," Boylan said. "He kind of has a feel for the game and sees the action coming. "He's a good passer. I haven't had enough practice time with him to really get up and scrimmage and see what's going on, to have a totally confident feeling to give you an evaluation of him. "But what I see so far I really like. I think he's a good piece for our team in the future. This year, just given the circumstances, the trade came at midseason and we have a lot of guys at that position (power forward). Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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February 21, 2013 Updates

With the prospect of losing guard J.J. Redick to free agency this summer the Orlando Magic traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Bucks sent the Magic Doron Lamb, Tobias Harris and Beno Udrih for Redick. Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith were sent to Milwaukee as part of deal for Redick. Yahoo! Sports

January 17, 2013 Updates

Gustavo Ayón is making progress in his recovery from a contusion in his right leg, but the Orlando Magic big man sat out his sixth consecutive game when the Magic hosted the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. In a video in Spanish posted on the team's website, Ayón said, "Overall, I'm feeling better. But I'm going to wait some days, until I feel like I'm back 100 percent. I am not going to risk being out for another two weeks just to avoid missing one game." Orlando Sentinel

December 30, 2012 Updates
December 24, 2012 Updates

(League sources believe one of the reasons for the Nuggets' up-and-down play to start the season is the absence of Afflalo, whom Denver coach George Karl loved.) Gustavo Ayon came from New Orleans in the sign-and-trade deal that sent Ryan Anderson to the Hornets, and has converted from center to power forward in Orlando. NBA.com

October 24, 2012 Updates

The Orlando Magic didn’t make it through this preseason unscathed. Big man Gustavo Ayón will miss at least the next two weeks because of a sprained left thumb, coach Jacque Vaughn said after the team completed its shootaround at FedEx Forum. “[It's] a good thing it happened now and early, and he can continue his conditioning and hopefully get right back into the fold after those few weeks,” Vaughn said. Orlando Sentinel

October 20, 2012 Updates
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Josh Robbins: Yesterday, I asked Gustavo Ayon whether he wanted to remain in the NBA. His answer: "It doesn't depend on me. It depends on the opportunities that I have in basketball. At that time I'll see if I have any other options. For right now, I'm with Orlando and I think I'll be here this year and many more to come. But after this year it's not my decision." Twitter @JoshuaBRobbins

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