The 6’10 Gustavo Ayon isn’t a big name. He certainly wont be winning any league issued awards. But the Mexico native is a pretty solid rotational big man who is sure to latch on to another NBA team after the Milwaukee Bucks released the two year veteran today.
After the Bucks acquired Zaza Pachulia earlier this offseason, the writing was on the wall for Ayon who split time between Milwaukee and the Orlando Magic this past year.
Ayon’s rookie season took place in New Orleans where he played hefty minutes for an undrafted rookie, averaging over 20 minutes a game. Putting up 6 points and 5 rebounds a game in those 20 minutes, not to mention a steal and a block, there was hope Ayon would morph into a solid talent and he has, but not enough for the Bucks who have an influx of big men who need floor time.
While he certainly has his warts, Ayon understands some of the needed skills that many big men currently lack (say like a pick and roll) and shouldn’t have much trouble finding a home for the upcoming season.