Gustavo Ayon, PF/C
Gustavo Ayon was waved by the Milwaukee Bucks this summer before his $1.5-million contract became guaranteed.
Danny Ferry swooped in and picked Gustavo from the wavier wire. This transaction was another chapter in a series of Hawks/Bucks encounters, that began with the Hawks nearly trading (the Hawks reportedly backed out of the deal at the last moment) Josh Smith to the Bucks at the February Trade Deadline. Since then, former Hawks coach Larry Drew is now the current Bucks coach.
Former Hawks fan favorite Zaza Pachulia signed a 3-year, $15-million free agent deal with Milwaukee.
The Bucks, also, got Hawks PG Jeff Teague to sign an offer sheet. The Hawks, however, matched the deal and the restricted, free agent returned to Atlanta.
On top of all this, there were several reports, prior to Teague signing the Bucks offer sheet, of a potential trade in which the Bucks would have sent PG Brandon Jennings to the Hawks in exchange for Jeff Teague.
There seems to be a bit of rivalry brewing between these two teams…stay tuned.