Didi Loujada en route to the New Orleans Pelicans. Brazil, who work at the Sydney Kings in Australia, is finalizing a contract with the franchise. The winger was the No. 35 pick in the 2019 draft for the Atlanta Hawks. Shortly thereafter, he was exchanged with the Pelicans, but was never found wearing a shirt. It was awarded to the Sydney Kings of Australia as part of the Next Stars program.
– I got on very well in the city, by the team and the fans, all treated me with affection and respect. I am grateful to Paul Smith (team owner) for all that I have learned, for being a part of the organization, for everything I am living in Sydney, and for taking many good memories with me would go. I enjoyed every moment and I left many friends. These two years were important in my development and in my maturity as an individual and as a player. Today I am a more prepared player, more ready for the NBA – Didi said.
Didi Lauzada Action in Kings – Photo: Getty Images
With the end of Isiah Thomas’ contract last Monday, New Orleans has until April 27 to sign another player. As there is already a test link with Didi, the contract will be easier to finalize.
Didi played his last game for the Kings on Saturday, a win over Cairns Taipan. The team is ranked fourth in the NBL, Australian League. Brazil, in fact, will already be in the United States.
The Brazilian winger has played two seasons with the Kings, averaging 8.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. In his most recent games, Didi scored 28 points against southeast Melbourne Phoenix. During his time in Australia, he also gained muscle, in addition to being considered one of the best defenders in the championship.