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Is Gustavo Ayon going to be an impact player for the Hornets?

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Published: December 19, 2011

This 6’9 or 6’10 Mexican superstar could be an economic impact to the large latino community thats has grew in post katrina NOLA.The arena should be more of an hot ticket to see a latin superstar like Ayon besides Eric Gordon for us americans. As impact player to soon to tell from the youtube videos he seems NBA ready tough,a rebounder and a blocker.He’ll get garbage time early in the season just to get his NBA feet wet but mid season towards the end he could be a steal.Dell Demps done alot or scouting and research or Ayon and we can see why they’re signing a talent a half of dozen teams wanted maybe within a few years Ayon could be the next Pau Gasol.In due time we’ll see if he’s worth signing price.

This post was submitted by Nola86.

20 Comments

  1. Jo D

    December 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Keep in mind, alot of his videos are against very sub-par talent… Many of them are also of him in college… And I wasn’t all that impressed. He looks quick because everyone else around him was slower than your avg NBAer… I hope he comes here and shows he can bring it at a higher level

  2. Jo D

    December 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Most solid players make the jump or are atleast noticed/drafted at an early age… The fact that he is 26 means he isn’t likely to make major strides in his game at this point as he should already be in his prime…
    ACB league may not be a scrub league in Europe, but I don’t think people realize the epic drop in competition compared to the NBA.. The NBA isn’t just the best league…. No other league even comes close… Far and away the best… Many people think it’s only a minor drop off… It’s pretty steep..

  3. jimmy v

    December 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Love all these bigs we’ve accumulated. We won’t be lacking size this season

  4. NOS-3RD GEN

    December 20, 2011 at 12:23 am

    We may not lack size but what about Height. Even if they go with Ayon I still think they should bring in another Forenier like Yi Jianlian, throw in Travis Outlaw, and try and make more Potential players w/ less money by trading Okafor or/and Kaman by the trade deadline for younger Center/players like Jrue Holiday, D.J. Augustin, Darren Collison, Roy Hibbert, Louis Williams, and Javale McGee!!! we can still build off of that until the new Drafted players get here!! Hopefully we get a lot of player for cheap w/ high Potential in multiple talents!!!! Let the New Orleans Season begin!!!!

  5. J

    December 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Sometimes if you pay for less you get quality on the court.Theses guys will be worth more in a few years giving Ayon $5 million for 3 years is enough if by year 2 or 3 of his contract and he have some decent numbers in points and rebounds he’ll be worth a heck of alot more than his present contract

  6. xxNOLAxHORNETSxx

    December 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Ayon is 6’9” 245lbs. I dont know much about this guy as to the things that dont show up on paper, such as hustle, athleticism, agility, etc. Soo I was just wondering if he would play more power forward or center? He might have been able to get by in the spanish league playing center, but there hasn’t been many successful 6’9” centers in the nba.

  7. Jacob

    December 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Has he signed with the hornets or are we just assuming that he will sign with the hornets? I ask this because I have heard little to no information about this man.

  8. dario

    December 21, 2011 at 6:45 am

    looks like a deal! source: hoopshype.com
    Emiliano Carchia: Buyout for Ayon with Fuenlabrada is $1.5M: Hornets will pay $525.000. Ayon will pay by his own the difference about 11 minutes ago

    Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz1hAmmGOYY

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