Per an announcement from Australia’s Nationwide Basketball League (NBL), Brazilian guard Didi Louzada is set to join the NBA ranks after the Sydney Kings granted him permission to journey to the USA.
ESPN’s Olgun Unc and Andrew Lopez report that Louzada, the thirty fifth general decide within the 2019 NBA Draft, will be signing a multi-year contract.
Louzada has spent the final two seasons within the NBL, averaging 9.5 factors, 3.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.7 steals in 23.5 minutes per sport. He additionally performed for New Orleans in the course of the 2019-20 preseason, averaging 11.0 factors, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per sport (4 video games) whereas taking pictures .439 % from the sector and .444 % from 3-point vary (on 4.4. makes an attempt per sport).
Athletic, with a pleasant deal with and potential as an outdoor menace and a facilitator, the younger wing has an opportunity to show he will be greater than only a depth piece for the up-and-coming Pelicans. His most dependable talent is at present his perimeter protection, the place a lean and muscular body accentuates his excessive motor.
The 21-year-old Louzada joins LaMelo Ball (Illawarra Hawks), R.J. Hampton (New Zealand Breakers) and Brian Bowen (Sydney Kings) as NBL Subsequent Stars alumni who’ve made it to the Affiliation. Josh Giddey, a lottery prospect within the 2021 NBA Draft, can also be a part of the NBL Subsequent Stars program.