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Arinze Onuaku | Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 275
College: Syracuse
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Arinze Onuaku will start at center against the Thunder on Wednesday.
It's the biggest game of the season for OKC and they'll play against the the starting big-man combo of Onuaku and Adreian Payne. Fantasy owners shouldn't trust either and Justin Hamilton might be out tonight. Apr 15 - 8:10 PM

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Arinze Onuaku made his Timberwolves debut on Tuesday, coming off the bench for two points, two rebounds and one assist in nine minutes.

Onuaku is a 6'9" power forward out of Syracuse who played in only five games as a rookie last season. He gives the Wolves a healthy body, which is all they really need, but he won't have relevance in typical fantasy formats.
Apr 8 - 12:31 AM

Arinze Onuaku will sign a 10-day contract with the Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves have been absolutely devastated by injuries this season, so Onuaku will provide them with some emergency frontcourt depth. He'll have the opportunity for some playing time with only Adriean Payne and Justin Hamilton currently serving as the only other healthy bigs on the roster, but this is a situation that can be viewed with a wait-and-see approach in most leagues.
Apr 7 - 2:57 PM

The 76ers are interested in Arinze Onuaku.

The level of interest is not yet known, but the Sixers are are starting guys like Luc Mbah a Moute. Onuaku isn't worth picking up in very deep leagues until he's close to coming to terms with Philly.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Indiana Pacers sign F Arinze Onuaku.

While the terms of Onuaku's contract have not been disclosed, he is expected to join the Pacers on a non-guaranteed camp deal. The 27-year-old only played five NBA games during the 2013-14 season and doesn't warrant any fantasy consideration as he battles for one of Indiana's final roster spots.
Source: HoopsRumors
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 09:09:00 AM

Cavs waive F Arinze Onuaku.

They either had to sign him for the rest of the season or cut him, so they brought on Shane Edwards on a non-guaranteed deal. Onuaku played a total of 30 minutes in his five games with the Cavs.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:04:00 PM

The Cavaliers signed Arizne Onuaku to a second 10-day contract on Monday.

Onuaku's first 10-day contract expired Monday, but the Cavaliers decided to re-up the 26-year-old for another 10-day audition. Onuaku only played one minute during his first 10-day contract, so it goes without that his fantasy value is essentially non-existent.
Source: Real GM
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 09:07:00 AM

The Cavs have recalled F/C Arinze Onuaku from the Canton Charge on Sunday, and he will be available to play vs. the Wizards.

During the 2013-14 season Onuaku has played a total of 25 minutes, obviously he is not a fantasy option in any league.
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Cavaliers sign F Ariza Onuaku.

It's a 10-day deal and the Cavs bringing in another forward probably doesn't bode well for Anderson Varejao (knee). Onuaku still does not project to be in the rotation.
Source: NBA.com
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 02:35:00 PM

The Pelicans waived F Arinze Onuaku on Tuesday.

He's spent most of his time in the D-League since coming out of Syracuse, and it's anyone's guess if the 26-year-old will earn a spot on another NBA roster.
Source: NBA.com
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 02:23:00 PM

The Pelicans and free agent Arinze Onuaku have agreed on a two-year contract, according to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The first year is unguaranteed and the second year is a team option. Onuaku is a 26-year-old PF who has played two seasons in the D-League since leaving Syracuse in 2010. Last year he averaged 12.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks as a member of the Cavaliers-affiliated Canton Charge.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 01:11:00 AM

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3Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
2Gary Neal
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Anthony Bennett
3Kevin Garnett
4Adreian Payne
5Arinze Onuaku
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Justin Hamilton