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Henk Norel
PF/C - 6'10, 230lbs - 35 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired for the second time in 2021
  • Birthdate: 09/17/1987
  • Drafted (NBA): 47th pick, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: DKV Joventut (Spain)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
4th August, 2007SpainLoaned by Joventut Badalona to Alicante Costa Blanca for one season.
2009 NBA DraftNBADrafted 47th overall by Minnesota.
26th July, 2012SpainSigned a three year contract with Zaragoza.
24th May, 2015SpainRe-signed by Zaragoza to a two year contract.
4th August, 2017SpainSigned a two year contract with Gipuzkoa.
13th July, 2018SpainLeft Gipuzkoa.
26th July, 2018SpainSigned a one year contract with Breogan Lugo.
Career Moves
August 2005 - June 2012Joventut Badalona (Spain)
July 2012 - June 2017Zaragoza (Spain)
August 2017 - July 2018Gipuzkoa (Spain)
July 2018 - presentBreogan Lugo (Spain)
Articles about Henk Norel

June 29, 2017

Henk Norel - 47th pick, 2009
Having a successful ACB career based around popping up in the right place at the right time. Picks and rolls, slips, cuts, throws some Schenscher hooks, goes to the glass, moves his feet, fouls when he has to. A smart player. But without NBA speed, strength or skills, he is in the right league for his skill set, and the NBA would be the wrong one.

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April 2, 2011

Henk Norel (47th pick, 2009)

- Norel's development had a pretty enormous bump in the road in January, when he tore his ACL. Up until that point, he was having quite a good year, averaging 6.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 18 mpg in ACB play for DKV Joventut Badalona. By the time he gets healthy again, Norel will be 24, and still somewhat underdeveloped in his skill set. If the injury proves to have robbed him of any mobility or hustle, then that's the death knell.

Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 8.425%

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April 11, 2010

- Henk Norel

Timberwolves draft pick Norel is still with DKV Joventut, even if Ricky Rubio isn't. He is averaging 5.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 fouls in 11 minutes per game in the ACB, alongside 4.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 fouls in 10 minutes per game in the Eurocup. He is still more about running about than skill.

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