December 9, 2016, 7:28 pm
Lucas Nogueira had eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Celtics.
Nogueira did not attempt a shot and did not score and this will be the life of a lower-minute player. He has tremendous upside, however, and is a perfect handcuff for Jonas Valanciunas (six points, 10 boards) owners. We’re not even afraid to tell 12-team owners that they should own him outright, as he is returning mid-round value in 18.8 mpg in a 17-game sample. If this goes into the 20-game mark we’re going to move him into must-own status outright, but for now there is still some fluke factor with a few massive games pushing the numbers.