HoopsHype Estudiantes rumors
Finally, Lucas Nogueira returned to action in Spain. The Hawks’ first-round draft pick, returned to action for his Spanish League team Sunday. The center had eight points, of 4 of 4 shooting, and five rebounds in 14 minutes as Asefa Estudiantes Madrid defeated Bilboa Basket 86-80. Nogueira, who did not start, had not played since Dec. 7. He left the team and spent 10 weeks in the United States, in Los Angeles and Atlanta, rehabbing from a diagnosis of severe tendinitis in both knees. In Atlanta, he worked with Peachtree Orthopaedics Clinic, the same facility used by the Hawks. The Hawks selected Nogueira with the 16th overall pick in 2013. He signed to play another season in Spain’s ACB League to continue his development and add muscle to his 225-pound frame. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Unless he ends up a Top 15 pick, which is not very likely to happen, Lucas Nogueira wants to keep playing with Estudiantes. The Spanish club wants him to re-sign until 2015. The Brazilian center is open to re-signing if they lower his NBA buyout ($2 million). Encestando
Emiliano Carchia: According to @Chema de Lucas Asefa Estudiantes tried to sign Josh Powell before penning a deal with Louis Bullock. Twitter
Another NBA signing for Asefa Estudiantes who landed Cedric Simmons for the next two years. The big man, selected by Thunder with the 15th overall in the 2006 NBA draft, has played 75 games in NBA averaging 2.2ppg and 1.9rpg. Sportando
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