Gustavo is no longer tied to FC Barcelona according to Sportando. The Mexican big man was planning on signing a three-year deal with Spanish ACB League team Real Madrid but could not put pen to paper as another ACB League team, FC Barcelona, held Ayon’s rights.
— Sportando (@sportando) September 18, 2014
Gustavo Ayon had to pay a buyout of $376K to sign with Real Madrid but that no longer seems the case.
Yesterday, it was reported that Ayon was debating between two formal offers from the San Antonio Spurs and Shangdong of China. With this new news it seems like Gustavo Ayon will sign with Real Madrid, the team he initially had an agreement with.
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 do have an open spot left on their roster and appeared to court Ayon’s services to fill the opening with either part or their whole mid-level exception that is still have available.
It appears it’s back to the drawing board for the San Antonio Spurs as they try to fill their final roster spot unless there is a change of heart from Gustavo Ayon.
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