Mexico's Gustavo Ayon has signed with the New Orleans Hornets for three years, two of them uninsured, and five million dollars, say several sources and its representative, Emilio Duran. "With the Hornets is confirmed, the deal is complete," Duran said by telephone.
The representative of Mexico said that only tune missing some details with the Spanish club Fuenlabrada, where he played Ayón team. "You have to define a clause in the contract for the output of 1.5 million dollars," said Duran. The Fuenlabrada did everything possible for the player to stay in Madrid Aztec, but Ayon wants to play in the NBA. "For him (Gustavo) has always been a dream to play in the NBA and represent your country," said Duran.
The interest of Ayon Hornets came in the summer camps and once lifted the stoppage of the NBA team contacted his representative. "There was always interest of the team, then came to see him in Madrid," said the representative, who also said there were two other teams, Indiana and Denver, interested in the Mexican.
The center played 33 Mexican games last season with the team Fuenlabrada Madrid with an average of 10.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Ayon, 26 years old, has been selected by Mexico since 2007.
Ayon, 6-10 and 245 pounds, is in Spain and is expected to be in the United States on Thursday of this week to join the team for the Hornets. "For it is a dream and no matter what Chris Paul is no longer on the team, what he wants is to play in the NBA, "said his agent.