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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




Date
League
Transaction
2nd March, 2011 D-League Acquired by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
14th September, 2011 Lithuania Signed a one year contract with Neptunas Klaipeda.
12th December, 2011 Lithuania Left Neptunas Klaipeda.
2nd November, 2012 D-League Drafted 53rd overall in the 2012 D-League Draft by Reno Bighorns.
6th November, 2012 D-League Traded by Reno Bighorns, along with Alex Ruoff, to Canton in exchange for Dar Tucker.
21st August, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
12th November, 2013 NBA Waived by New Orleans.
27th November, 2013 D-League Designated as a returning player by Canton Charge.
22nd February, 2014 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Cleveland.
22nd February, 2014 D-League Assigned by Cleveland to Canton Charge of the D-League.
23rd February, 2014 D-League Recalled by Cleveland from Canton Charge of the D-League.
4th March, 2014 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Cleveland.
8th March, 2014 D-League Assigned by Cleveland to Canton Charge of the D-League.
8th March, 2014 D-League Recalled by Cleveland from Canton Charge of the D-League.
9th March, 2014 D-League Assigned by Cleveland to Canton Charge of the D-League.
10th March, 2014 D-League Recalled by Cleveland from Canton Charge of the D-League.
11th March, 2014 D-League Assigned by Cleveland to Canton Charge of the D-League.
12th March, 2014 D-League Recalled by Cleveland from Canton Charge of the D-League.
12th March, 2014 NBA Cleveland terminated 10 day contract early.
13th March, 2014 D-League Designated as a returning player by Canton Charge.
10th May, 2014 China Signed a one season contract with Chongqing.
3rd September, 2014 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Indiana.
25th October, 2014 NBA Waived by Indiana.
25th November, 2014 D-League Designated as a returning player by Canton Charge.
7th April, 2015 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Minnesota.
8th October, 2015 Israel Signed until the end of the calendar year with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
17th December, 2015 Israel Left Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
6th February, 2016 Philippines Signed for the duration of the Commissioner's Cup with Meralco Bolts.
8th September, 2016 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
6th January, 2017 NBA Waived by Orlando.
13th June, 2017 China Signed a one season contract with Hunan.
When: Where:
2005 - 2010 Syracuse (NCAA)
March 2011 - June 2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
September 2011 - December 2011 Neptunas (Lithuania)
November 2012 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
November 2012 - June 2013 Canton Charge (D-League)
July 2013 Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
August 2013 - November 2013 New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
November 2013 - February 2014 Canton Charge (D-League)
February 2014 - March 2014 Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
March 2014 - May 2014 Canton Charge (D-League)
May 2014 - June 2014 Chongqing (China, NBL)
July 2014 Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2014 New Orleans Pelicans (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
November 2014 - April 2015 Canton Charge (D-League)
April 2015 - June 2015 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
July 2015 Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2015 Brooklyn Nets (Summer League)
October 2015 - December 2015 Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)
February 2016 - June 2016 Meralco Bolts (Philippines)
July 2016 Orlando Magic (Summer League)
September 2016 - January 2017 Orlando Magic (NBA)
June 2017 - September 2017 Hunan (China, NBL)
From blog:


   The best of what's left after what was the best of what's left has gone and is no longer left
2010-08-21

- 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
2013-12-12

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
2014-07-06

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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