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Yanick Moreira - C, 6'11, 220
Raptors 905 - In the D-League player pool
       Date of birth: 07/31/1991
       Country: Angola
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2015
     Out of: SMU
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

28th November, 2015 France Signed for the remainder of the season with Rouen.
11th February, 2016 France Left Rouen.
21st February, 2016 Angola Signed for the remainder of the season with Petro de Luanda.
12th April, 2016 Spain Loaned to Murcia.
10th August, 2016 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Toronto.
22nd October, 2016 NBA Waived by Toronto.
30th October, 2016 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Raptors 905.
When: Where:
2008 - 2011 Primera de Agosto Luanda (Angola)
2011 - 2013 South Plains (Junior College)
2013 - 2015 Southern Methodist (NCAA)
July 2015 L.A. Clippers (Summer League)
November 2015 - January 2016 Rouen (France)
February 2016 - April 2016 Petro de Luanda (Angola)
April 2016 - June 2016 Murcia (Spain)
July 2016 Toronto Raptors (Summer League)
August 2016 - October 2016 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
October 2016 - present Raptors 905 (D-League)
From blog:

   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2015 NBA Draft Board, Part 4: NCAA Centres

Yannick Moreira

Moreira leaves Southern Methodist as a very experienced and much developed player. His awareness and understanding of the pace of the game improved markedly as a senior, and he went from being something of a project to a developed professional player.

Moreira is a fluid and mobile athlete, not a huge leaper or especially explosive but one who moves well and runs the court especially well for a centre. He has also added some muscle to a slightly thin frame, and has skill to go with this profile. Armed with a turnaround jump shot and a quick set-shot from the 15 feet or so area, Moreira also scores with a running righty hook, but can also use a left, and is a good interior passer to boot. He will take a dribble or two from the mid-range area and is always a threat in pick-and-roll situations. Moreira is pretty much entirely a mid-range threat, without the strength to create position in the post and without the range to step any further out, and shoots line-drives free throws poorly that belie his shooting abilities from that area in open play. But he will occasionally flash a spin move in the post and is certainly effective overall offensively, a skilled and smooth big man who presents an option in the half court, and definitely in the full court.

Defensively, the lack of strength again hinders Moreira a bit, and he is a bit soft with his interior defense. He also goal tends quite a lot of shots, and I don't say this because of his one most famous one. He nevertheless competes defensively and is a good paint protector, lively and active, who gets up quickly from standing - the goal tends are the trade-off from the overall good defensive presence.

Were he slightly stronger and slightly more skilled, Moreira would be a sure-fire NBA player. As it is, he's not far short anyway.

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