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Lucas Nogueira | Center

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 220
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Lucas Nogueira is expected to get some extra reps at training camp.
He's not going to get much playing time in the regular reason, so let this serve as a reminder to not get excited about drafting him in redraft leagues. Nogueira worked out with Hakeem Olajuwon this summer and has a lengthy wingspan, so he does have some potential. Sep 26 - 10:19 AM

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Lucas Nogueira worked out with Hakeem Olajuwon this week.

It's a popular move among big men and the young Brazilian does need some skills around the basket. He is very rangy and has the potential to be a big-time shot blocker, but he's still a long way from being a regular contributor. Nogueira isn't a worthwhile target in even keeper formats.
Aug 29 - 1:42 PM

The Raptors officially signed C Lucas Nogueira on Sunday.

Nogueira averaged 5.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks during Las Vegas Summer League, and he's not likely to be an impact player for the 2014-15 fantasy season.
Aug 3 - 1:13 PM

The Raptors will reportedly buyout Lucas Nogueira's contract with Spanish club Estudiantes.

The Raptors will pay around $550,000 and Nogueira will pay around $250,000 to his old team. HIs impact wasn't as great in Las Vegas this summer compared to 2013, averaging 5.0 points, 5.8 boards, 0.6 steals and 0.6 blocks. He's still extremely raw and is unlikely to make an impact with Toronto this season.
Source: Sportando
Jul 26 - 9:17 AM

The Toronto Raptors are working on buyout for Lucas Nogueira with his Spanish club.

Noguiera was acquired as part of the Lou Williams trade, and the Raptors think he has the ability to make an impact down the road. Nogueira's knee issues are reportedly gone and he has the size and ability to be a player some day, so a buyout with his Spanish club makes a lot of sense for the Raptors.
Jul 10 - 12:01 PM

The Raptors will have Lucas Nogueira on their summer league roster.

He was just dealt to the Raptors on a Lou Williams trade and the Raptors will give him a look. Nogueira was a factor at summer league last year and displayed his length, so we'll see if he's added a little polish to his game. He's too raw to draft in most leagues next season.
Jul 7 - 11:34 AM

The Hawks traded 7'0" center Lucas Nogueira to the Raptors as part of Sunday's three-player swap.

Nogueira played in Spain last season and showed terrific defensive potential, though he was slowed by severe tendinitis in both knees for a few months. It's unclear whether he'll suit up for the Raptors or spend another year in Europe.
Jun 29 - 8:52 PM

Lucas Nogueira is currently working out in Atlanta.

He played in Spain last season after showing his potential at Las Vegas Summer League. Nogueira won't be playing in Spain this year and will either join the Hawks or play in Euroleague. He's not on the fantasy radar despite some intriguing blocking numbers in his brief career.
Jun 14 - 1:14 PM

Lucas Nogeira is expected to play in Las Vegas Summer League in July.

The NBA world got to know the 7'0" Brazilian last July and he does need some work. Although, Nogueira did block 2.4 shots per game in 21.8 minutes thanks to his 7'6" wingspan. He will either play in Euroleague or join the Hawks in 2014-15.
Jun 9 - 9:48 AM

Lucas Nogueira said he will not re-sign in Spain and could join the Hawks or play in Euroleague.

He has a buyout of $600,000 from the Hawks, who own his draft rights. Noguiera is all arms and legs, but he does have some nice upside as a defensive big man. He was in Vegas last summer and could get another chance to show what he could do again in July.
Source: Encestando
May 24 - 4:18 PM

Hawks general manager Danny Ferry and coach Mike Budenholzer traveled to Spain to watch Lucas Nogueira on Wednesday.

He was drafted last year and the Hawks had him on their Las Vegas Summer League roster, where he averaged 2.4 blocks to go with 6.4 points and 6.0 boards in just 21.8 minutes. Noguiera dealt with some knee tendinitis while playing in Spain this past season, finishing with averages of 6.4 points and 4.2 boards in 17 minutes. The Hawks retain his draft rights, but the slim seven-footer seems unlikely to be NBA bound in 2014-15.
May 23 - 9:20 AM

Hawks prospect Lucas Nogueira is expected to play for Atlanta during the Las Vegas summer league in July.

The slim 7'0" center was drafted No. 16 overall in 2013 and he may jump to the NBA next season, but it's debatable how big an impact he'd have as a rookie. He was recently named the top defender in Spain's ACB League, despite modest season averages of 6.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.
May 12 - 12:10 PM

Hawks draft pick Lucas Nogueira has been named the top defender in Spain's ACB League.

Nogueira missed many weeks with severe knee tendinitis and bruising, but he obviously did well upon his return to Spain. He finished the season averaging 6.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in only 17 minutes per game, and he'll have a steep climb to fantasy relevance whenever he joins the Hawks.
Apr 9 - 12:51 PM

Hawks draft pick Lucas Nogueira (knee tendinitis) returned to action for his team in Spain on Sunday.

The 7'0" center spent 10 weeks in Atlanta receiving treatment for "severe tendinitis" and it's great to see him back on the court, even if he's irrelevant for fantasy purposes this season.
Mar 3 - 12:21 PM

Hawks draft pick Lucas Nogueira will return to Spain next week after getting 10 weeks of treatment for severe knee tendinitis in the U.S.

It's not encouraging to see a 21-year-old crippled by tendinitis but the good news is that he's healthy enough to resume playing for Tuenti Móvil Estudiantes in Spain. It's possible that Atlanta will sign him for the 2014-15 season and we'll keep an eye on his development and health over the summer.
Feb 16 - 7:48 PM

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