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Lucas Nogueira | Center | #92

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 241
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (16) / BOS
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Dwane Casey wants Lucas "Bebe" Nogueira to stay ready to play regardless of his role in Round 1 vs. Washington.
"He understands that he's gotta be ready," Casey said. 'He's that short pitcher at the end of the game, it may be 1 inning or 2 innings or 3 innings or whatever it is, he just has to be ready." In other words, Casey wants Nogueira to keep his head in the game even when he's not expected to play. As an aside, we're removing Bebe from the injury report as it's clear he's available to play. Apr 15 - 2:28 PM

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Lucas Nogueira (hamstring) will be available to play Wednesday against the Heat.

The Raptors are at full strength tonight, so there are no guarantees Bebe will actually get out there.
Apr 11 - 6:46 PM

Lucas Nogueira (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Heat.

This report is based off the game notes, which are notoriously unreliable, but it wouldn't be shocking to see Bebe sit out a meaningless game for Toronto. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Source: NBA
Apr 10 - 5:13 PM

Lucas Nogueira (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. the Pistons.

We're still waiting to hear the results of the tests the Raptors ran on him after he left Sunday's game after just six minutes. Jonas Valanciunas will return from a day of rest and will be backed up by Jakob Poeltl.
Apr 9 - 5:44 PM

Lucas Nogueira will undergo tests on his left hamstring on Monday.

He experienced some tightness during Sunday's game and was unable to return after six minutes. If Nogueira is unavailable for Monday's game vs. the Pistons, that means Jonas Valanciunas and Jakob Poeltl will hold down the fort at center.
Apr 9 - 9:34 AM

Lucas Nogueira (left hamstring tightness) will not return to Sunday's game against the Magic.

Nogueira's injury doesn't sound all that serious, but hamstring issues can be tricky, and with just two games left on the schedule, it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him skip the rest of the regular season. Jakob Poeltl will pick up some extra minutes in his absence, but he's little more than a low-end, shot-blocking specialist in deep leagues.
Apr 8 - 6:39 PM

Lucas Nogueira and Norman Powell will start on Sunday vs. the Magic.

Nogueira has been buried on the end of the bench for a while, but will get a look tonight with Jonas Valanciunas resting. In two previous starts this season, Nogueira averaged 10.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 steals, so there is some upside here. Jakob Poeltl should get a chance to impress as well.
Apr 8 - 5:30 PM

Lucas Nogueira posted five points with four rebounds, two assists and three blocked shots over 18 minutes in Friday's win at Milwaukee.

Nogueira was limited to 18 minutes in what turned into a lopsided game in the second half. He went 2-of-2 from the field and 1-of-1 from the free-throw line, and he did not turn the ball over. The big man might have earned himself even more time with the game out of hand and Jonas Valanciunas rested down the stretch, but four personal fouls in just 18 minutes halted those plans.
Jan 5 - 11:09 PM

Lucas Nogueira (calf) returned to action on Wednesday vs. the Thunder, scoring two points with one assist and two steals in four minutes.

This was his first taste of action since Nov. 29, so the Raptors are going to ease him back into the rotation. Once he has his legs back under him, Nogueira may split the backup center minutes with Jakob Poeltl.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 09:14:00 AM

Coach Dwane Casey said Lucas Nogueira (calf) is available to play Tuesday vs. Dallas.

Nogueira has been sidelined since the end of November but has finally been cleared to return. He'll split time with Jakob Poeltl backing up Jonas Valanciunas. On the season, Nogueira is averaging 3.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 12.0 minutes.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Lucas Nogueira (calf) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Mavs.

Nogueira has yet to play in December, but has been making progress and was upgraded to questionable late last week. Once active, Bebe will split minutes with Jakob Poeltl backing up Jonas Valanaciunas.
Source: NBA.com
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 10:13:00 AM

Lucas Nogueira (calf) will not play against the 76ers on Saturday.

It was a little odd he was upgraded to questionable, but it's still a good sign that he could be back this month. With Nogueira out, Jakob Poeltl should be taking up most of the backup center minutes while Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanaciunas have slightly longer leashes.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 03:29:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Lucas Nogueira (calf) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Sixers.

It was initially reported that Nogueira had been ruled out, but it now appears he has at least a chance to return to the lineup on Saturday. However, even when fully healthy, Bebe saw only limited minutes off the Raptors bench. He should be left on waivers.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 01:19:00 PM

Lucas Nogueira (calf) will not play Saturday vs. the Sixers.

Nogueira has yet to appear in a game this month, with his last appearance coming on November 29th. Jonas Valanciunas and Jakob Poeltl will continue to divvy up minutes at center.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 09:09:00 AM

Lucas Nogueira (calf) will not play on Thursday vs. the 76ers.

We keep hearing that he's getting closer a return, but the Raptors continue to list him as out. His next chance to play will on Saturday in a rematch vs. Philly. Jonas Valanciunas and Jakob Poeltl will continue to hold down the fort at center.
Source: Raptors MR
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 11:54:00 AM