Lucas Nogueira

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  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Lucas Nogueira returned to Spain and Fuenlabrada after four seasons in the NBA with the Raptors and he admitted that the past two seasons were very tough for him.

    “I am happy to be here (in Spain) after four difficult seasons in the NBA which is a challenging league to play. I had lost my identity and had a bit of depression so I want to keep depression behind me and be happy again,” Nogueira said. We wish the best to Bebe and hopefully he’ll be able to get his confidence back and earn another chance in the NBA in the future.

    Source: As.com

  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Lucas Nogueira has signed with Fuenlabrada in Spain, according to Javier Maestro of Encestando.

    "Bebe" never quite lived up to the hype after being selected 16th overall in the 2013, but it is still surprising that he did not get a better offer than going overseas. He can still make an impact defensively and is a decent passer as a center. At just 26 years old, it'd be surprising if this is the last we see of Nogueira.

    Source: Javier Maestro on Encestando.es

  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

    While the Raptors extended qualifying offers to three of their eligible players on Wednesday, they declined to tender one to Lucas Nogueira.

    Things could change before Friday's deadline but it seems highly unlikely. Nogueira is a traditional center but is a sneaky good passer and offers up great fantasy potential in terms of defensive stats. Bebe is always a name to know in deeper leagues and he's worth revisiting once he signs on with another team. It was thought that his vision might be a good fit under new coach Nick Nurse but the Raptors are focusing their attention on re-signing Fred VanVleet for the time being. Nogueira shouldn't cost a ton on the open market.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Lucas Nogueira did not play due to coach's decision in Wednesday's season finale against the Heat.

    Nogueira dealt with an assortment of injuries including ankle issues and a concussion, and also fell out of the rotation for much of the season. He finished with 49 games played and managed just 8.5 mpg, but has somewhat legendary status around Hoop Ball as Panda's spirit animal.

  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

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

    Nogueira is barely in the rotation anyway so doesn't carry much value. You can probably just let this news fly.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (back) and Lucas Nogueira (hamstring) are still listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    The Raptors have already locked up home court throughout the playoffs unless they play the Rockets in the finals, so there is no reason to push VanVleet and Nogueira to play. If VanVleet sits then Delon Wright is a solid DFS target and will see big minutes, especially since the starters may also play limited minutes. Nogueira's impact on minute distribution is minor and therefore will not change the rotations.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Lucas Nogueira will miss Monday's game as a result of the hamstring injury he sustained on Sunday.

    Bebe come back. He might be a fantasy option for Wednesday's finale if the Raptors rest some of their other bigs, but that's counting on him to be ready for that one. There should be safer gambles to make.

    Source: Arden Zwelling on Twitter

  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Lucas Nogueira is headed for additional tests on his hamstring after leaving Sunday's game early.

    Coach Casey said they'll "take a picture" of it — so we're guessing an MRI is on the way. Bebe started with Jonas Valanciunas resting but this injury has the potential to keep him out of the final two games.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG/SG, Toronto Raptors

    Coach Casey highlighted that Fred VanVleet (back) could have played more tonight if the Raptors needed him and that Lucas Nogueira (hamstring) will have more tests after the game to determine the extent of his injury.

    Expect the Raptors to take it easy on anyone with any injuries as they finish up the season. They’ll have a deeper bench as they should have some of their G-League players back for next week’s games. VanVleet played nine minutes and Bebe logged six on Sunday.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Lucas Nogueira got off the bench for extended run in Wednesday's win, posting six points, two rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes of work.

    Nogueira, as usual, finished with a sterling plus-19 rating that tied him for second-best on the roster behind Kyle Lowry. He came into the game with the Raptors scuffling in the second quarter and the team immediately received a jolt, as they tend to do whenever Bebe checks in. His length led to an immediate steal and transition bucket and he'd be a rock solid top-120 player if he ever got a legitimate rotation role. Maybe next year.

  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Lucas Nogueira played seven minutes on Tuesday night but finished with a rebound and three blocks.

    Bebe has averaged 2.7 blocks over his last five games despite averaging around 12 minutes per contest. He got the call with Jakob Poeltl in early foul trouble and didn't disappoint from a fantasy perspective, though his flimsy standing in the rotation makes him a desperation option for now. If he ever became a regular member of the lineup Nogueira would be an elite blocks specialist.

  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Lucas Nogueira logged 12 minutes against the Nets on Friday and was able to post four points, one rebound, one assist, one steal, three blocks and a 3-pointer in a home victory.

    Bebe got the call with Toronto’s usual players looking disinterested in the Nets for most of the night. Jakob Poeltl had a rough night in particular and finished with three rebounds in seven minutes. Nogueira is a great luxury for the Raps to have as the team’s third center but he could be a fantasy stud if he ever got minutes. In true Nogueira fashion, he finished with the second-best plus-minus on the team, trailing only Kyle Lowry. Bebe should always be on deep league watch lists and has played in three of the last four, so he makes for the ultimate shot in the dark if you’re absolutely desperate for defensive numbers.

  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors dug deep into their rotation in Tuesday’s win, allowing Lucas Nogueira to log 17 minutes and pick up four points, four rebounds and two blocks.

    The Raptors were listless for much of the game but clamped down big time in the fourth and wound up taking home a fairly stress-free win despite trailing for most of the night. Bebe was a big part of that, as his rim protection, energy and passing skills helped up the tempo and snap the Raptors out of their funk — he was a plus-16 in his time on the court. If he got this type of workload regularly he’d be an elite producer of defensive stats but he’ll probably fall out of the rotation tomorrow. He’s just a luxury piece for Toronto, unfortunately, though he was the best center tonight. Jonas Valanciunas finished with nine points, eight boards, a steal and a block in 19 minutes while Jakob Poeltl was quiet with four points in 11 minutes.

  • Lucas Nogueira
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Bebe Nogueira played six minutes in Sunday’s matinee, picking up five points and five boards in his short stint on the court.

    Bebe is a crowd favorite but actually makes for a great luxury as Toronto’s third center. He’s a stat magnet and could be worth keeping an eye on down the stretch if the Raptors start giving guys nights off. Nogueira had stretches of top-90 value last season as a blocks and steals dynamo. And as is tradition, the Raptors outscored OKC by 15 with Bebe on the court. One day he’ll get a real rotation job.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Jonas Valanciunas struggled with early foul trouble in Friday’s win and ended up with 12 points, four rebounds and a triple in only 19 minutes of playing time.

    Serge Ibaka was worse with seven points and four boards in 19 minutes of his own. Valanciunas racked up two fouls in just over two minutes and was stuck on the bench until just before halftime. Unfortunately for those two, Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam continue to excel and more than earned their run in the closing group yet again. It also didn’t help that Toronto’s starters fell down by 14 early before the bench group carried them back to a lead. Poeltl picked up six points and three blocks in 22 minutes while Siakam scored five points with three rebounds and two steals. He shot just 2-of-9 but missed a few layups and open jumpers so that should correct itself. Even Bebe Nogueira got some run, tallying four points and two boards in seven minutes. In classic Bebe fashion he was a plus-14. The viability of all four (even five) players really hurts everyone’s fantasy ceiling, and it’s tough to tell who will stand out on a given night.