Lucas Nogueira's buyout is close to being finished with Atlanta. Estudiantes came down a lot on the money and they can't risk him staying in Spain for one more year, which is what Atlanta is threatening.
The buyout was supposed to be $1 million after they signed a new contract the day before the NBA Draft, instead of $2M (the original price in the contract).
Atlanta managed to bring the price down even further.
Nogueira has been selected with the 16th overall pick by the Celtics and his rights traded to Atlanta via Dallas.