Lucas Nogueira Rumors

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Lucas Nogueira
Lucas Nogueira
Position: C-F
Born: 07/26/92
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $1,921,320
The seven-foot Brazilian with the sea anemone hair and the non-stop smile listened intently, his face sober and serious. Lucas (Bebe) Nogueira would joke later that he asked Raptors teammate Norman Powell to adopt him when he gets his next contract, because Bebe always jokes. But mostly, his dinner-plate eyes wide, he listened. “I just ask him, how,” said Nogueira, after Toronto’s 118-93 blowout of the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of their first-round series. “Because I think he’s the best value in the league. He makes $900,000. And tonight he plays like a $20-million player. I struggle with my focus and my confidence, and I see him in here every day. Every day. He doesn’t play, but he never complains. I’m not saying that just because I’m in front of you. He never complains. And he’s an inspiration to me. He is really an inspiration.”
“He’s talked to me about how he’s proud of me and how I motivated him,” said the second-year Powell, in a quiet moment. “But he really came to me about how he feels about me, and everything I’ve been through, and how I came to work, and my focus, and my potential. So I just tried to give him a little motivational words to keep his focus … I just told him about keeping goals in mind, setting expectations for himself, no matter what anybody says. Seeing the bigger picture and working towards that, no matter what happens.”
League sources insist Toronto will not give away any more young assets such as Delon Wright, Jakob Poeltl, Lucas Nogueira, Pascal Siakam, Norm Powell or Fred VanVleet, but that doesn’t mean a package can’t be put together. They have the expiring contract of Jared Sullinger, another 2017 first-round draft pick and a glut of point guards they could put together.