The San Antonio Spurs will be interviewing Mexican big man Gustavo Ayon aka "The Titan" out of the ACB League playing with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, according to his former coach Javier Ceniceros:
"I spoke with Gustavo and told me that this week will be interviews with Denver and San Antonio, hopefully I can close a bit early," said Ceniceros, UPAEP coach and who is considered the mentor of Ayon.
“Hablé con Gustavo y me dijo que esta semana estará en entrevistas con Denver y San Antonio, ojalá pueda cerrar algo pronto”, declaró Ceniceros, coach de la UPAEP y quien es considerado el mentor de Ayón.
Ayon spent time playing in Spain as was given the 2011 "Rising Star Award" by fellow players, ACB coaches and fans.
The 6'10", 26 year-old center/forward averaged 10.8 points, shot 66% from the field, 60% from the free throw line, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 22.1 minutes for Fuenlabrada last season. He has a three-year contract with his current team with an option for a fourth year but should the NBA come calling he will speak with his team.
Furthermore, the Spurs have expressed interest in Ayon in the past.
Well Spurs fans, he is a big man, something the Spurs desperately need, but do you feel Ayon could fill the Spurs' need?
Giving him a try wouldn´t hurt. And I bet a city like San Antonio this guy would have a lot of fans right away.
I think this guy it`s a nature born player, and maybe with the talent´s of Ginobili, Duncan & Parker, the finals come back to San Antonio
seems to me the spurs have had enough 6'10" (or less) guys who barely rebound. i mean he seems like a blair with a couple more inches and a lot less motor. i think the spurs need a legit 7 footer more then another short back up. (HA in 6' and i just called a 6'10" guy short, oh the irony)