Gustavo Ayon: End of 2013-14 Season Review

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Nov 19, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) is pressured by Atlanta Hawks power forward Gustavo Ayon (14) during the first quarter at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sportsdrake

Gustavo Ayon had a frustrating year, as injury limited his appearances in his first season with the Atlanta Hawks. With the departure of Zaza Pachulia to the Milwaukee Bucks last summer, the Hawks had a genuine need for someone to step up as a contributing backup center, and it seemed like Ayon would be the man to fill that void.

In his time on the court, Ayon showed that he could be a competent piece of the Hawks bench, but unfortunately that time was much less than both parties would have hoped.

A shoulder injury that started in preseason, would bring Ayon’s season to a close in February as he was forced to have surgery. The Mexican still played his part in Atlanta’s season with 26 appearances though, so let’s take a look back and evaluate Ayon’s play in 2013/14.

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  • Tyrone Bowman

    I’ve got my eye on Ayon. I really feel he can be an All Star in a few years.

    • Adam McGee

      An All-Star? Really? He’s a useful player, but nowhere near that level.Plus he’s 29 so I can’t imagine that sort of dramatic development left in him.

      • Tyrone Bowman

        Hey Adam. Looks like the Spurs may sign Ayon. I’m excited to see him on a more regular occurrence if so;0

  • Tyrone Bowman

    He’s an older player. Reminds me of Luis Scola. People thought the Spurs were crazy for drafting him. The South American players really come into their own later than most. Just look at Leandro Barbosa at 52… sarcasm… still doing big things. I realize Ayon is from Mexico, but close enough. He’ll definitely be a valuable role player and I’ll be intrigued to see who picks him up. Gustavo just needs more minutes for people to realize his full value.

    • Adam McGee

      Hmm…it’s an interesting thought alright! I like “Goose”, so hope you’re right, just not convinced his ability can stretch that far. Scola was/is a far more dynamic presence.