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As expected, Bucks pick up option on Gustavo Ayon

Jun 24, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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Big man Gustavo Ayon came over to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of the J.J. Redick deal and he played a limited role, playing in just a dozen games for the Bucks.

But he looked pretty good in that limited time — he rebounded at a higher rate than he had all through his career and he shot 59.5 percent. So it’s not a shock that the Bucks picked up the option on the Mexico native for next season, as reported by televisadeportes.esmas.com.

Another advantage — he makes just $1.5 million next season. Good luck finding a solid big man to replace him at that price.

The Bucks have bigger questions in the backcourt this offseason — Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis and J.J. Redick are all free agents and the Bucks can only match on Jennings.

But hopefully Ayon will continue his development and get a chance to show it off in Milwaukee next season.

  1. pmx8411 - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    And if he cant get any playing time in Milwaukee theres always the D-League

  2. magic407 - Jun 24, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    good for Gustavo … he has potential… Gortat started out the same for us, now he is making good moves…. Hard work eventually pays off.

  3. 00maltliquor - Jun 25, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    They’ve got so many bigs, I was hoping he could hit the free agent market for a real chance to play. He gots the skills to play in a solid rotation somewhere, just don’t see it in MIL with Sanders, Udoh, Henson, Illyasova and Gooden. Good luck either way Gustavo. Hope you get playing time!

  4. abqpacker - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    “Look at me, Hector. Look at me!”

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