MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks signed second-round draft
pick David Noel to a multiyear contract on Monday.
Noel, the 39th pick overall in last week's NBA draft, averaged
12.9 points and 6.8 rebounds last season as a senior at North
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"David is a terrific athlete who has the ability to make an
impact on both ends of the floor," general manager Larry Harris
said in a statement. "He is a tough, defensive-minded player with
a solid offensive game."
The Bucks also said that forward Joe Smith had undergone
successful arthroscopic surgery Friday to remove loose cartilage in
his right knee.
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