It took over a month since the Raptors acquired the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira from the Atlanta Hawks, but President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri finally fulfilled the promise of getting his 7’ rookie center bought out from Asefa Estudiantes in Spain and inked to a new contract.
The Toronto Raptors are closing in on completing the buyout of center Lucas Nogueira from Asefa Estudiantes much to the disappointment of several top Eurloeague teams that had hoped to acquire the ACB top defensive player from last season.
Raptors rookie prospect Lucas Nogueira was recently acquired in a trade with the Hawks and has been playing on Toronto’s Summer League team in Las Vegas, however, there was always a risk that his 600,000 € buyout Asefa Estudiantes in Spain would get in the way of his coming to the NBA this season.
Lucas Nogueira was still under contract for one more season with Asefa Estudiantes in Spain when the Raptors traded for him and although he has already played in one NBA Summer League game with Toronto, the team has yet to be able to announce they have got his name on a contract.
The Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks have completed a trade that will send Lou Williams and Lucas Nogueira to Toronto in exchange for John Salmons, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!The Raptors get a quality player in Lou Williams who can play both guard positions, and perhaps makes one of Kyle Lowry or Greivis Vasquez expendable. Williams averaged 10.4 points and 3.5 assists...
The Atlanta Hawks are putting themselves in position to be very active when the free-agent market opens Tuesday.
Just over 24 hours before the free agent frenzy was set to begin, the Hawks agreed to a trade with the Toronto Raptors that will help them open up more than $15 million in salary cap room, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Sunday night...
Hawks first-round draft pick Lucas Nogueira has been diagnosed with severe tendinitis in his knees, his agent Aylton Tesch told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Nogueira has been prescribed two months of rest. He will remain in Los Angeles to undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy before returning to Spain to continue playing this season. The center suspended his contract...
Lucas Nogueira has been diagnosed with severe tendinitis in his knees and has been prescribed two months of rest.
Nogueira will undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy in Los Angeles before returning to Spain to continue playing this season.
Nogueira will not seek the medical opinion of the Atlanta Hawks' team doctors.
The 7-foot center was taken with the 16th overall selection...
December 21, 2013
Lucas Nogueira showed promise while playing for the Atlanta Hawks' summer league team, but the first round pick will "most likely" return to play in Spain next season.
The Hawks claimed Gustavo Ayon off waivers.
The Hawks had been debating whether it was better for Nogueira’s development to play major minutes overseas or play limited minutes while on a weight-training...
Lucas Nogueira's buyout is close to being finished with Atlanta. Estudiantes came down a lot on the money and they can't risk him staying in Spain for one more year which is what Atlanta is threatening.
The buyout was supposed to be $1 million after they signed a new contract the day before the NBA Draft instead of $2M (the original price in the contract).