The Atlanta Hawks have been awarded former Bucks forwardcenter Gustavo Ayon on a waiver claim, the team announced Monday.
Milwaukee waived Ayon on Thursday, just prior to the deadline that would have guaranteed the 28-year-old 1.5 million for next season.
"I'm very excited to join the Atlanta Hawks," Ayon said in a release. "I had a great conversation with coach Budenholzer and can't wait to get to the city, meet my teammates and get to work."
Acquired from Orlando as part of the J.J. Redick trade last February, Ayon averaged 4.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in just 13.6 minutes per game over 12 games with the Bucks.
"Gustavo has a high basketball IQ and is a hard-nosed player," Hawks general manager Danny Ferry said in a release. "He gives us quality depth at the power forward and center positions."
Ayon signed a two-year deal with a team option for a third year with the New Orleans Hornets in 2011. After starting 24 of his 54 games with New Orleans, the Hornets traded Ayon to Orlando ...