Atlanta Hawks Draft Lucas Nogueira After Trading for Mavericks' No. 16 Pick
They haven't stopped there.
The Mavs will select Lucas Nogueira with the 16th pick (via Celtics) and will trade it to the Hawks along with Jared Cunningham for 18 & 44.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 28, 2013
This may seem like a questionable move, but it fits right into Dallas' desire to save cap space and open up its roster for a run at Dwight Howard.
Jared Cunningham is slated to make $1,208,400 in 2013-14, which displays just how desperate Dallas is to free up cap space. With D-12 more than likely commanding a max contract, there's no question that Dallas will need to open up its pockets.
As for Atlanta, it lands one of the best international players in the draft.
Brazilian center Lucas "Bebe" Nogueira stands at 6'11" with a 7'6" wingspan and possesses experience against top-tier competition at Liga ACB in Spain. While nothing is certain, Nogueira projects to be a very good shot blocker at the next level.
Atlanta needs a center to complement Al Horford, and Nogueira certainly fits the bill.
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