Nogueira left Estudiantes for two months during the season to receive treatment for tendinitis in his knees in the United States. In the article, Nogueira said his knees were “100 percent.”
Nogueira has appeared in 17 games for Estudiantes (12-21). He is averaging 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 17 minutes.
The Hawks retain the draft rights to Nogueira, selected in the first round (No. 16 overall) last year. He played with the Hawks in the Las Vegas Summer League last July. He is expected to play again this season. Ultimately, Nogueira returned for another season in the ACB League to continue his development and add muscle to his 7-foot, 220 pound frame.