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Gustavo Ayon Offered Contract by San Antonio Spurs

By Jay Desai

The San Antonio Spurs have offered a contract to Gustavo Ayon, according to a report from realGM.

Free agent center Gustavo Ayon’s debating between formal offers from the San Antonio Spurs and Shandong in China, sources tell RealGM.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 17, 2014

The San Antonio Spurs were in the pursuit of the big man from Mexico two days ago and now it appears that interest has turned into a formal contract offer.

According to the report, Gustavo Ayon has also received a formal offer from Chinese team Shandong.

Ayon reportedly had agreed to a multi-year contract with Spanish ACB League team Real Madrid. However, that deal was never officially signed as another ACB League team, FC Barcelona, still held the rights to Ayon and was looking to receive money to buyout those rights.

Gustavo Ayon played for the Atlanta Hawks last season posting averages of 4.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in 26 appearances and 14 starts.

Ayon also played for Mexico in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, leading the team in points and rebounds with averages of 17.6 and 7.6 respectively.

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The San Antonio Spurs still have one open roster spot before training camp begins September 27th. The Spurs have expressed interest in a multitude of players and it is largely expected that they will fill that spot with a contracted player before the start of the regular season.

Although the offer amount has not been formally stated, the San Antonio Spurs still have their full mid-level exception and could use part or all of that on Gustavo Ayon.

Gustavo Ayon is currently debating between the two formal offers.

What do you think of the San Antonio Spurs offering Gustavo Ayon a contract? Would this be a good signing for the Spurs? Let us know in the comments!

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