Friday, July 19, 2013
Hawks face Nogueira dilemma
By Nick Borges
The Atlanta Hawks only have a few spots open on the 15-man roster and they still have not decided if one of them will go to Lucas Nogueira, the No. 16 selection in the 2013 NBA draft.
“Everybody talks to me about this,” Nogueira told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “If I stay here, I’m happy. But if I need to go back I’m happy too because in Spain everybody believes in me. I’ve lived five years in Spain and I know my club and everybody knows me. I’m happy. I know I can improve my game in Spain. I improved so much this year from last year. Right now, the most important thing is my body. I can’t improve my body in Spain. I’m perfect to stay here because the most important thing is to improve my body.”
While the team could use 2013-14 to help work on his game and add some muscle to his slight frame, the Hawks will likely send him back to Spain for one more season where he can get a lot of playing time.