2014-15 NBA Preview: Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta has an unfortunate off-season with insensitive remarks from General Manager Danny Ferry, but I hope this won’t dissuade people from the team, which is subtly unconventional and the highest paid player, Horford, is only getting 12 million dollars a year. Atlanta has had trouble finding relevancy for years, but there’s an opportunity here to build something special. 2014...
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October 21, 2014  |  1 Comment

Gustavo Ayon Signs With Real Madrid

Gustavo Ayon has signed with Real Madrid. Ayon also had offers from the San Antonio Spurs and in China. Ayon had an impressive World Cup after spending last season with the Atlanta Hawks.
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free agent Gustavo Ayon spurns Spurs, will sign with Real Madrid

After days of playing the “will he, won’t he sign with the San Antonio Spurs” game, free agent center Gustavo Ayon has reportedly signed with Spanish club Real Madrid. Hard to blame Ayon for signing such a lucrative deal. Three years at 1.8 million is hard  to pass up. Add the fact he will likely […]
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs offer Gustavo Ayon contract

Photo Credit: Gustavo Ayon has received a formal contract offer from the San Antonio Spurs. The un-drafted Mexican centre has also had formal offers from Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association, and an unnamed Euroleague team. Report: Gustavo Ayon has not signed overseas, weighing offer from Spurs — theScore...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs make formal offer to free agent Gustavo Ayon

According to RealGM, the San Antonio Spurs have formally offered free agent center Gustavo Ayon a contract. The report goes on to state Ayon is weighing an offer from Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association. If true, this more than likely spells the end of free agent Aron Baynes’ time in silver and black and […]
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gustavo Ayon Receives Formal Offer From Spurs

Gustavo Ayon has received a formal offer from the San Antonio Spurs, sources tell RealGM. Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association has also presented a formal offer to Ayon, sources confirm to RealGM. Ayon has previously received offers in Europe, though the language of the contract concerning an NBA out held up an agreement being reached. Ayon is now deciding between three...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs Rumors: San Antonio eyeing Gustavo Ayon

Back in June, the Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, but don't expect them to stand pat with their team before next season.  R.C. Buford and Gregg Popovich are always looking to improve their roster in any way possible in an attempt to stay one step ahead of the rest of the league.  One player the Spurs are showing interest in at the moment is veteran center, Gustavo Ayon...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gustavo Ayon Being Pursued By Shandong

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association is making a strong push for Gustavo Ayon, a source tells RealGM. Ayon had reached a deal with Real Madrd, but his buyout clause had become an issue. Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks and had an impressive World Cup.
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs still have sights on Ayon?

Nine days ago a report came out stating free agent Gustavo Ayon of Mexico had agreed to a multi-year deal with the Spanish club Real Madrid. However, Sunday, a tweet from expressed the San Antonio Spurs still reportedly have interest in Ayon. The
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gustavo Ayon Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Real Madrid

Gustavo Ayon has agreed upon a multi-year contract with Real Madrid. Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks and was receiving more lucrative offers from outside the NBA. Ayon also had an opportunity to sign in China.
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free agent Gustavo Ayon to play in Spain with Real Madrid

According to a report, free agent center Gustavo Ayon is set to sign with Real Madrid of Spain. The San Antonio Spurs were reportedly interested in signing Ayon and Gustavo himself said he was hoping the reports of the Spurs interest was true. In the end, Ayon more than likely had a lucrative offer from […]
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Update: Free agent Ayon hopes Spurs rumors are true, says he has only one offer

It was reported earlier that free agent big man Gustavo Ayon was set to take his talents overseas and not play in the NBA next season. However, it seems those reports may have been a bit premature as Ayon now is saying he hopes the rumor the San Antonio Spurs are interested in him are […]
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ayon considering playing overseas instead of NBA

The San Antonio Spurs were reportedly interested in free agent Gustavo Ayon but now it seems the big man from Mexico is likely to play overseas next season. According to a report from ESPN, Ayon still wants to play in the NBA but the lucrative deals from teams overseas are persuading him to take his […]
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gustavo Ayon Receiving Richer Offers In Europe

Gustavo Ayon prefers to remain in the NBA, but his offers from Europe have been more lucrative to date. Ayon was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Hawks during the 2013 offseason after previous stops with the New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks. Ayon has proven himself to be a capable rotation big in the NBA.
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Players generating the most buzz at FIBA World Cup

The FIBA World Cup is nearing the end of the group phase as the teams wrap up their five games in six day tour of their groups. The knockout stages will be starting soon and the pressure will ratchet up. At that point, only the best teams and the best players remain. A lot of the names we would be familiar with. These early games are big for the scouts. It is time to find untapped...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

FIBA World Cup: Baynes, Australia outlast Mexico

With Mexico’s Gustavo Ayon rumored to have some interest from the Spurs, and question marks surrounding whether or not restricted free agent Aron Baynes would be back, the table was set for this morning’s Group D matchup between Australia and Mexico. It was a close battle through most of the first half, but Australia began […]
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs interested in Gustavo Ayon

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the San Antonio Spurs are interested in free agent center Gustavo Ayon, who is about to play for Mexico in the coming days at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. Interesting rumble just dribbled in on eve of FIBA World Cup: Reigning champs San Antonio have registered interest in […]
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs Express Interest In Gustavo Ayon

The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in Gustavo Ayon. Ayon is a free agent after playing for the Atlanta Hawks last season. The Spurs are also hopeful about re-signing Aron Baynes.
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Bargain Bin Free Agents

It’s about that time for NBA teams to begin shopping for players of the cheap variety. As the free agency season slows to a crawl, most of the best players have already found destinations. However, many valuable veterans remain ready to play for ultra-cheap rates. Here are some of the best values still on the market. Leandro Barbosa Last season, Barbosa signed with Phoenix at...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Grades: Southeast Division

The NBA Draft is over and the Southeast Division was as busy as any. Atlanta Hawks:  Picks: Adriean Payne (15) | Walter Tavares (43) Analysis: They took an NBA ready power forward in Adreian Payne with the 15th pick which is expected value. Payne is an above-average athlete and should have no problem shooting from the NBA 3-point line. Payne provides a smart replacement for the...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Breaking down the 2014-2015 salary cap

Now that the Atlanta Hawks’ season has ended and we’ve entered into a lull for most teams until the draft and free agency speculation starts to ramp up, it’s a good time to look at the team’s salary cap situation headed into next season. As of right now the Hawks have about $42.5 million in guaranteed money for next season as the cap will rise to around $63.2 million. Gustavo...
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Teague looking to take next step in 2014

The Atlanta Hawks are coming off of an impressive season that saw star big man Al Horford go down early in the season once again with an injury. Jeff Teague was a big reason that the Hawks were able to regroup and make the playoffs as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, and they gave the number one seeded Indiana Pacers a run for their money. Teague took his play to the next...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Finally healthy Hawks making playoff push

ATLANTA -- After the Atlanta Hawks pushed their longest winning streak of the season to five games on Tuesday with a 118-113 overtime win over Toronto, Hawks forward Paul Millsap was asked if his team was streaky. The current run began after the Hawks had lost 14 of 15 games and endangered their playoff chances. Millsap responded with a reflexive, "yes," but behind the...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks' Gustavo Ayon out for season with shoulder surgery

The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday by the score of 115-104. The loss was the second straight for the Hawks to drop them to 26-31 on the season. The Hawks played without Paul Millsap, Gustavo Ayon and Pero Antic, all out with injuries. The bad news on Ayon is that he's out for the season with shoulder surgery.Mike via Wikimedia CommonsChris Vivlamore...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Gustavo Ayon Out For Season After Shoulder Surgery

Gustavo Ayon had surgery on Friday to repair a right shoulder injury. Ayon will now undergo a period of rest, treatment and rehabilitation. He will be out through the remainder of the season. At the time of his injury, Ayon had averages of 4.3 points on .510 shooting, 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks in 16.5 minutes per game in 26 games (14 starts).
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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