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Lucas Nogueira | Center | #92

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 241
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (16) / BOS
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Lucas Nogueira scored 10 points with nine rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 30 minutes against the Nets on Friday.
He has been great when teams attack him as a weak-side helper and with his 2.0 blocks per game in just 26.4 minutes per game over his last five. For what it's worth, the Nogueira and Jonas Valanciunas lineup didn't even work today in this blowout win with a -6.9 net rating in 12 minutes, and it's only a so-so +2.2 in their last 15 games -- used in seven games in that span. Bebe should still be owned in standard leagues. Jan 13 - 11:21 PM

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Lucas Nogueira is getting the start at power forward against the Nets on Friday.

Going with Bebe against the NBA's fastest team is an interesting move, so we'll see how it works for the Raptors. He's made two previous starts at PF, averaging 6.5 points, 7.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now.
Jan 13 - 7:13 PM

Lucas Nogueira played 21 minutes and hit 3-of-4 shots for seven points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks in Tuesday's win over the Celtics.

Nogueira doesn't score much, but is averaging 4.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.8 blocks over his last five games. Maybe you can use him in a Roto league if you need blocks, but his lack of scoring makes him hard to roster in most leagues.
Jan 10 - 10:30 PM

Lucas Nogueira came off the bench on Sunday with four points, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 13 minutes.

Norman Powell started and this was purely a matchup-based switch by coach Dwane Casey, as a Nogueira/Jonas Valanciunas frontcourt stood no chance defensively. Patrick Patterson (knee) also returned tonight, and Jared Sullinger (foot) is advancing in his recovery, but Nogueira deserves some patience if you need boards, blocks and FG%. He played 42 minutes on Saturday, after all, and should settle somewhere between these two extremes.
Jan 8 - 9:27 PM

Lucas Nogueira will come off the bench vs. Houston on Sunday.

Nogueira logged 42 minutes as a starter on Saturday but the matchup doesn't play to his strengths, so a sharp reduction can be expected. Patrick Patterson's return from a knee injury is another threat to Nogueira's role, but he's still worth holding as a blocks specialist.
Jan 8 - 5:50 PM

Lucas Nogueira scored nine points with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in a season-high 42 minutes in Saturday’s 118-123 overtime loss to the Bulls.

He got his second start in a row as Patrick Patterson (knee) sat out for the fourth consecutive game. So long as Pat Pat is sidelined, Bebe should continue to see an increased role. Fantasy owners in need of rebounds and blocks, can add Nogueira.
Jan 8 - 12:17 AM

Lucas Nogueira will get another start against the Bulls on Saturday.

With Pat Patterson (knee) out again, it makes sense to go big against Taj Gibson. The Raptors had some success with their big lineup on Thursday in a win over the Jazz. Noguiera posted a solid line of four points, six boards, three assists and two blocks. He should be owned in standard leagues.
Jan 7 - 7:27 PM

Lucas Nogueira made his first start at power forward against the Jazz on Thursday with four points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes.

The Raptors lived with their two-center lineups with Jonas Valanciunas also playing 31 minutes. The Raptors have talked about playing Nogueira next to JV and only did it for 14 minutes before tonight, so this was really a new wrinkle for them. They likely won't do it all the time, but getting a win against a good team helps the case. Bebe should be picked up if you need a big man.
Jan 5 - 10:49 PM

Lucas Nogueira is starting next to Jonas Valanciunas to face the Jazz on Thursday.

The Raptors will cut to the chase and use their two centers against the big Jazz frontline. This should be a good chance for Noguiera tonight as long as he can avoid foul trouble. He's worth a look in standard leagues. JV also gets a slight boost. This lineup combo has only been used for 14 minutes this season, for what it's worth.
Jan 5 - 7:20 PM

Lucas Nogueira did not score in 17 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

There was some talk of him playing some power forward next to Jonas Valanciunas, but not tonight for obvious reasons. Nogueira has some major pick-and-roll defensive issues, so it would have been crazy to play him out there against the Warriors. He does enough in limited playing time to warrant consideration in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 01:41:00 AM

Raptors coach Dwane Casey said he's open to the idea of playing Lucas Nogueira next to Jonas Valanciunas.

"I thought maybe we were going to have a chance to play Lucas a little bit at the four which we may have to do at some point," Casey said. "At some point in his career he’ll be there, at some point in his career he can stretch out there and do that." The Raptors tried that combo very briefly against the Nets last week, so this is something to keep an eye on in the coming weeks. Nogueira has some upside and is averaging 5.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 19.3 minutes per game, and his path to minutes could get wider moving forward.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 10:40:00 AM

Lucas Nogueira played 32 minutes against the Jazz on Friday, scoring nine points with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block.

Jonas Valanciunas was in foul trouble all game, so that explains the spike in minutes. "Bebe" finished 4-of-5 from the field and hit his first 3-pointer of the season and the second of his career. He also did a great job keeping Rudy Gobert in check. Nogueira does have some intriguing upside, but he's too hard to trust when J-Val is healthy.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Lucas Nogueira had six points, six rebounds and four blocks in 22 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

He's been too inconsistent to trust, but is always worth keeping an eye on. But as long as Jonas Valanciunas is healthy, it's going to be tough for Nogueira to get consistent minutes and production, and he was helped by a lopsided score tonight.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:00:00 AM

Lucas Noguera (knee) scored three points with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 14 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

He had a really rough time tonight, especially on the defensive end. The Raptors bench has been among the best in basketball and a lot of it is on Bebe as the backup center. After a red-hot start, Nogueira has still held steady even in just 19 minutes per game this month.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 10:20:00 PM

Lucas Nogueira (right knee) is available to play against the Hawks

His knee injury was never really considered serious with coach Dwane Casey calling it "tender." Nogueira did get a game off on Wednesday to help him get right. The Raptors second unit has been awesome lately, but Bebe's minutes have dropped. He's an option for owners needing a big.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 05:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
4Fred VanVleet
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Terrence Ross
3Bruno Caboclo
PF1Pascal Siakam
2Patrick Patterson
3Jared Sullinger
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Lucas Nogueira
3Jakob Poeltl