Ryan Anderson to New Orleans Hornets for Gustavo Ayon

Joshua GreenContributor IIIJuly 8, 2012

Ryan Anderson heading to the New Orleans Hornets?
Ryan Anderson heading to the New Orleans Hornets?

Breakout star Ryan Anderson is reportedly going to the New Orleans Hornets

Marc Stein broke the news that the Orlando Magic star would be joining Anthony Davis and the Hornets today.

Stein also reported that the "Hornets' forthcoming acquisition of Ryan Anderson, sources say, would not preclude them from matching Eric Gordon's offer sheet from Phoenix." 

According to the Times-Picayune, center Gustavo Ayon is the Hornets player being sent back to Orlando. NBA.com confirms that the swap will send Anderson for Ayon and that the deal is official.

With Ryan Anderson added to the mix, the New Orleans Hornets have some scary talent on their team, especially if they can bring back Eric Gordon. 

Ryan Anderson, the 2012 Most Improved Player of the Year, is a very unique player: a PF who can score inside as well as shoot the long-ball. Anderson was the league leader in 3-pointers last season shooting a respectable 39 percent from the arc. 

This sharpshooter will complement the backcourt as well as facilitate inside scoring for No. 1 pick Anthony Davis. 

The Orlando Magic receive Gustavo Ayon, who is anything but a nobody. The 27-year-old center from Mexico posted very good numbers in limited minutes. He averaged 10.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.5 blocks per 36 minutes.