Gustavo Ayon & Spain?

Orlando Magic center Gustavo Ayon could become a free agent at the end of the season.

The Magic will likely keep Ayon, but the Mexican center could choose to play in Spain instead.

“I would be proud if I could return to Spain and go back to a team like Real Madrid or Barcelona. I prefer Madrid because I know the city better,” Ayon told

Of course, much like Fran Vazquez uses the NBA for leverage in Spain, Ayon could be using Spain for leverage in the NBA.

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