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It appears that first-round draft pick center Lucas Nogueira will return to Spain for another season. I’m told that the Hawks’ waiver claim pick up of forward/center Gustavo Ayon “most likely” means that Nogueira will get another year overseas to work on his game and build his body.
Nogueira who turned 20 this month would have to fight for playing time in a crowded frontcourt that includes Al Horford Paul Millsap Elton Brand Pero Antic Mike Scott (non-guaranteed) and Ayon.
Second-round draft pick Mike Muscala will also most likely play elsewhere next season while the Hawks retain his rights.
Brand and Ayon are only guaranteed through next season and Millsap after two seasons.
The 7-foot Nogueira showed promised using his height and reach while playing for the Hawks in the Las Vegas Summer League earlier this month. However at 225 pounds he was clearly out muscled on the boards by fellow draftees and others training to earn training camp invites.
The issue facing the Hawks was whethe...
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Lucas Nogueira showed promise while playing for the Atlanta Hawks' summer league team, but the first round pick will "most likely" return to play in Spain next season.
The Hawks claimed Gustavo Ayon off waivers.
The Hawks had been debating whether it was better for Nogueira’s development to play major minutes overseas or play limited minutes while on a weight-training...
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...
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According to ESPN, the Atlanta Hawks have claimed Gustavo Ayon off waivers. Ayon previously played for the Milwaukee Bucks. The team decided to waive the center from Mexico in order [...]
The Atlanta Hawks have claimed Gustavo Ayon off waivers, a league source told RealGM. Ayon was released by the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday with their glut in the frontcourt, but the 6-foot-10 big man received heavy interest due to his inside presence and reasonable contract worth $1.5 million next season. Ayon is expected to get a fair trail to earn a spot in a Hawks rotation that...
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...
According to ESPN, the Atlanta Hawks have claimed 28-year-old center, Gustavo Ayon, off waivers after the Bucks waived him last week. Ayon averaged 3.6 points and 1.4 assists in 43 games for the Bucks this season after being traded to Milwaukee in February.
The Atlanta Hawks have claimed center Gustavo Ayon off waivers, sources told ESPN.com.
The Milwaukee Bucks waived Ayon...