Hawks, first round pick Nogueira agree to expunge cap hit

Blake Murphy

In a piece of terrible news, the NBA universe won't get to see the terrific afro of Lucas Nogueira until at least 2014-15.

The Brazilian first round pick filed paperwork along with the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday that expunges his cap hold for the season. This means the Hawks will not be able to sign him until July 1, 2014.

Nogueira will continue to play for Asefa Estudiantes of the Spanish ACB league. The Hawks, meanwhile, remove his cap hold from their ledger, freeing up an additional $1.4 million in cap space.

The 7-foot 21-year old was selected 16th overall in the 2013 Draft by Boston and was then dealt to Dallas and then Atlanta.