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Gustavo Ayon | Center/Forward

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 250
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Gustavo Ayon is an unrestricted free agent after the Hawks declined to make him a $1.9 million qualifying offer.
Al Horford (pectoral surgery) will be ready for training camp, the Hawks can match offers for restricted FA Pero Antic, and they've already expressed interest in re-signing Elton Brand. With Ayon still recovering from shoulder surgery, there wasn't much incentive for Atlanta to keep him in town. Jul 1 - 4:31 PM

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Hawks big man Gustavo Ayon (shoulder surgery) may not be healthy enough to play for Mexico in the FIBA World Cup in early September.

The 29-year-old had season-ending right shoulder surgery in February. "The shoulder is not a hundred percent," Ayon said. "So even though I can feel good, while the injury is not healed completely I will not be able to play." The Hawks have until June 30 to make Ayon a $1.9 million qualifying offer and retain the right to match contract offers in restricted free agency.
Jun 18 - 9:23 AM

Gustavo Ayon (shoulder) needs surgery and is out for the season.

It's unfortunate timing for Ayon, who was seeing significant minutes thanks to Al Horford's season-ending injury. Ayon's first season in Atlanta ends with averages of 4.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals while playing 16.5 minutes per night in 26 games. The Hawks will continue to lean heavily on the likes of Mike Scott and Elton Brand as bigs.
Feb 28 - 12:37 PM

Gustavo Ayon (shoulder) did not travel with the Hawks for Wednesday's road game in Boston.

Pero Antic (ankle) and Paul Millsap (knee) will also be sidelined, and the Hawks may once again have to play Elton Brand close to 40 minutes in their threadbare frontcourt. DeMarre Carroll will likely earn another start at PF with Kyle Korver at SF and Mike Scott playing extra minutes off the bench, and small lineups featuring multiple guards will be inevitable.

Gustavo Ayon (shoulder) will miss Tuesday's game against Chicago.

Ayon would have been poised to see big minutes with Paul Millsap and Pero Antic already ruled out for Tuesday night, but the Hawks will be forced into using smaller lineups against the Bulls. Mike Scott and Elton Brand will be the biggest beneficiaries of the Hawks' frontcourt M.A.S.H. unit, while newly-acquired Dexter Pittman could see his first action of the season.

Gustavo Ayon (shoulder) has not yet resumed practicing.

He was hoping to return on Tuesday but that now seems doubtful, and the Hawks are unlikely to rush him back and risk another setback. With Paul Millsap (knee) already ruled out Tuesday and Wednesday, Elton Brand will have to shoulder a heavy load and the Hawks may be forced to stick with a variety of small lineups.
Feb 24 - 1:55 PM

Gustavo Ayon (shoulder) is hoping to play Tuesday night.

He's out on Saturday night due to his second shoulder injury this season. Ayon put up an 18-point, 10-board game before going down, so he'll be on the radar in deeper leagues.
Feb 22 - 6:40 PM

Gustavo Ayon (shoulder) will be sidelined at least two more games.

Ayon has had an MRI and been prescribed with rest. It's a small window for Elton Brand, who has played 32.5 minutes a night over the last two games.
Feb 20 - 4:02 PM

Gustavo Ayon (shoulder) will not play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

He did not play in the second half due to his shoulder injury, which allowed Elton Brand to start after halftime and turn in a line of eight points, eight boards and one steal in 25 total minutes. Mike Scott should also get some more playing time and the pair could have some decent output against a somewhat vulnerable Wizards frontcourt. There is still some risk in using either player, of course.
Feb 19 - 5:17 PM

Gustavo Ayon will not play in the second half on Tuesday after suffering a right shoulder injury.

He started the game and then suffered the injury on a block attempt, and is day-to-day. Elton Brand and Mike Scott will take over in the middle for the Hawks, as Brand gets the start for the second half.
Feb 18 - 8:20 PM

Gustavo Ayon re-entered Tuesday's game despite a right shoulder injury.

He went to the locker room with the injury but came back in the second quarter, meaning the injury isn't serious.
Feb 18 - 8:00 PM

Gustavo Ayon has gone to the locker room with a right shoulder injury on Tuesday.

He's questionable to return. If he's out, Mike Scott and Elton Brand will handle the big-man duties the rest of the way for the Hawks.
Feb 18 - 7:51 PM

Gustavo Ayon came out of nowhere to hit 9-of-11 shots for 18 points, 10 rebounds and a steal in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Hawks.

His previous season high was 10 points back in November and he was clearly feeling it tonight, missing only two shots. He's been starting for the Hawks with Pero Antic out and is averaging 8.7 rebounds over his last three games, but we still don't see a reason to own him in fantasy unless he puts on a show like this a couple more times. And if you somehow used Ayon in a daily money league, chances are you did well.
Feb 12 - 9:41 PM

Gustavo Ayon took his turn at the piñata in Friday's blowout win over Philly, scoring seven points on 3-of-4 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block over 23 minutes in another start at center.

Ayon has been useful since moving into the starting lineup over the last three games, returning late-round value on averages of 7.0 points, 7.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 71.4 percent field goal shooting. He has turned the ball over 3.0 times per game in that span but he's worth a short-term look if you need a big man while Pero Antic is out.
Jan 31 - 11:50 PM

Gustavo Ayon scored eight points with four boards, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

The Bucks waived him in the offseason and he was much better than their starting center, Larry Sanders, tonight. Ayon has two productive games in a row, so if this game appeals to you, go ahead and grab him in your deep league.
Jan 26 - 12:06 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Shelvin Mack
3Dennis Schroder
SG1Kyle Korver
2Thabo Sefolosha
3John Jenkins
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
3Adreian Payne
C1Al Horford
2Pero Antic
3Mike Muscala
4Walter Tavares