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Arinze Onuaku - PF/C, 6'9, 275
Free agent - Last played with Orlando (2017)
       Date of birth: 07/13/1987
       Country: Nigeria
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2010
     Out of: Syracuse
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:

   The best of what's left after what was the best of what's left has gone and is no longer left

- Arinze Onuaku - Onuaku is the opposite of Looby. He's an incredibly strong but unathletic 6'9 interior player from Syracuse, who scores at an incredibly high field goal percentage despite barely having the ability to create his own shot. Onuaku is also notorious for being one of the worst free throw shooters you ever saw, hitting only 39% from the line for his college career. If he was bigger, he'd have a chance; if he was more athletic, he'd have a chance; if he was able to post up without constantly being stripped by the Reggie Redding's of this world, he'd have a chance. It would also helped if he rebounded better. But since none of those things are true, it doesn't seem likely that he will ever make the NBA.

(Which begs the question of why I put him here.)

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   These unsigned big men are ready to help (or hurt) your team

Arinze Onuaku - Onuaku broke out last season with a ridiculously high rebounding rate, averaging 9.5 rebounds in only 24 minutes per game for the Canton Charge. This briefly led to a stint with the Pelicans, and now he's back with the Charge again, averaging 14.6 points and 8.4 rebounds in only 21 minutes per game this time. Onuaku's game is mostly offensive rebounding and three footers, with everything else a legitimate concern, but those are two things that readily translate.

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   2014 Summer League rosters - Indiana

Arinze Onuaku - Onuaku popped up briefly in the NBA with the Pelicans last year, and spent the rest of his time in the D-League. In 32 games with the Canton Charge, Onuaku averaged 14.8 points and 10.0 rebounds, good numbers that become brilliant when you consider he started only 11 games and averaged 24 minutes a contest. Onuaku always had amazing touch around the rim and was always a threat to catch, seal and finish with either hand, but he has spent the past two seasons rebounding the bejeezus out of the ball. He is undersized for the centre spot, turns 27 next week, is not very athletic and projects as a poor interior defender at the NBA level, not being a rim protector and exposable with his lack of lateral quickness. He is also exposable offensively with his lack of range and dreadful foul shooting. But my word he got productive lately. If you need extremely efficient layups and plenty of rebounds, this is your man.

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