Ryan Anderson Headed To New Orleans In Exchange For Gustavo Ayon

Ryan Anderson will be dealt to the New Orleans Hornets in sign-and-trade. The Magic, who are looking for cap room, will get big man Gustavo Ayon in return.

Jimmy Smith, citing league sources, reported the deal.

Anderson’s deal will be worth $36 million over four years.

Ayon, 27, is originally from Mexico. During his rookie year in the NBA, the 6’10, 250 lb. power forward, averaged 5.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game. Ayon had a PER of 16.7, a rebounding rate of 14.5% and shot 53.6% from the field. He’s certainly an intriguing prospect.

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