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Lucas Nogueira - C, 7'0, 241
Toronto Raptors - Rights acquired via trade in June 2014
       Date of birth: 07/26/1992
       Country: Brazil
     Drafted (NBA): 16th pick, 2013
     Out of: Estudiantes Madrid (Spain)
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:


   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Lucas Nogueira
C, 7’0, 241lbs, 24 years old, 3 years of experience

Given the first big minutes of his career, Nogueira started well, then wobbled, and eventually got benched. At his best, Nogueira was a shot blocker, athlete, lob threat and surprisingly good high post passer, who lacks the physicality to rebound or the skill to make much other than the point-blank shot (the three made three-pointers an anomaly that lie about his overall shooting percentage on jump shots of 21.7%), but he does a few select things on the NBA court very well. It’s weird, then, that the team went away from that. If he can shore up his weaknesses in his skill set, learn to defend the perimeter and get more experience, they won’t be able to bench him again.

Player Plan: One year of rookie scale salary left. Extension eligible, but has not been reliable enough to merit that kind of talk. Is a useful and potentially very useful back-up big, however, so keep him. And keep him in the rotation this time.

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