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Arinze Onuaku | Forward | #21

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10" / 275
College: Syracuse
Contract: view contract details

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Arinze Onuaku has signed a deal to play for Hunan in China.
This could be the end of the 29-year-old forward's NBA hopes. He has played a total of 19 games in the NBA with four different teams, but owns career averages of just 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds. He was waived by the Magic in January. Thu, Jun 8, 2017 10:18:00 AM

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Magic waive F Arinze Onuaku.

Several teams have to guarantee contracts for the rest of the season today, so the Magic let Onuaku go. He will likely be headed to the D-League.
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Orlando intends to activate Arinze Onuaku for the opener against Miami.

The Magic will deactivate Stephen Zimmerman in a corresponding move. Bismack Biyombo is suspended for the season opener, so it's possible Onuaku could see some spot duty, but it is very unlikely he'll have any fantasy value whatsoever.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Arinze Onuaku has made the Magic's final roster.

After spending last season in Israel and the Philippines, Onuaku has found his way back into the NBA. However, he's not going to be in the rotation unless there are injuries ahead of him. There is no fantasy value here.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 03:45:00 PM

Arinze Onuaku signed a training camp deal with the Magic.

Onuaku spent last season in Israel and the Philippines and only has played a total of 11 games in the NBA. The 29-year-old forward was dominant during the summer league with 14.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, and he lands in a decent spot considering the Magic only have 13 guaranteed contracts on the books.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 09:21:00 AM

Arinze Onuaku is expected to sign in the D-League.

He has been released from his contract with Maccabi in Israel, but it's unlikely the Syracuse product finds his way back to the NBA at 28 years old.
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Free agent PF Arinze Onuaku has agreed to a three-month contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Onuaku has played a total of 11 games in the NBA over two seasons between the Pelicans, Cavs and Wolves. He may resurface in the NBA at some point, but he's an ocean away from fantasy relevance.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 03:54:00 PM

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.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 08:10:00 PM

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.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 12:31:00 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.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 02:57:00 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

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