NBA.com picks...Lucas Nogueira (6'11", 215 lbs, 20 years old). Center, Brazil.
KnicksNow: If you are looking for a big man that can run the floor, you won't do much better than this. Nogeuira has emerged as one of the top international prospects in this draft, thanks to his ability to impact the game with his athleticism and 7-5 wingspan. DraftExpress projects his upside to be Marcus Camby, a gifted rebounder and shot blocker with room to fill out his massive frame.
Because of the glut of big men that should be available after the lottery, it's tough to predict if Nogueira, or any of these guys, will be available. Like Saric, you could see a team falling in love with his potential and scooping him up before the Knicks pick at 24. If he's there, though, he'd certainly merit consideration for what he could do down the road.
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