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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: $1,842,000
Nogueira went on to praise his family and his upbringing. “They gave me all the support to be, not [only] a basketball player, but a good person and a good human,” he continued. “I think the most important thing about making money and playing basketball is that you get to be a good person. They gave me a whole education and support so right now to see her son in the NBA, she’s so proud. So I understand why she’s crying.”
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Shortly after Raptors’ rookie Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira returned to the locker room following his NBA pre-season debut Wednesday, he received an emotional phone call from back home. His family and friends had watched the game live from Brazil. His mother was first on the line. “My mom, she’s so emotional,” the 22-year-old Nogueira said after scoring eight points and blocking three shots in the Raptors’ 92-85 victory over Israeli club, Maccabi Haifa. “She [was] crying a lot. She cries about everything, but I understand why she is crying, because they adopted me.”
Nogueira cuts his hair himself. He said his mother prefers his hair shorter, telling him he looks “ugly on TV” when his mop gets too unruly. Plus, it can become a practical issue — when he sweats, some strands can fall in front of his eyes. “When I’m sad,” Nogueira said before the Raptors played the Boston Celtics on Friday, “I cut my hair.” The cause of the sadness: Spain’s loss in Euro 2016 qualifying to Slovakia. Nogueira moved to Spain in 2009, spending five years there.
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His less-than-inspiring summer league performance is starting to make more sense: “He’s got a very serious strain, a groin strain,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “It’s for real. The MRI showed us. It’s a very tedious thing. What we don’t want to do is rush him back where he re-injures it and then he’s out for another eight weeks or something. It’s something we have to be very careful with.”
Finally, Lucas Nogueira returned to action in Spain. The Hawks’ first-round draft pick, returned to action for his Spanish League team Sunday. The center had eight points, of 4 of 4 shooting, and five rebounds in 14 minutes as Asefa Estudiantes Madrid defeated Bilboa Basket 86-80. Nogueira, who did not start, had not played since Dec. 7. He left the team and spent 10 weeks in the United States, in Los Angeles and Atlanta, rehabbing from a diagnosis of severe tendinitis in both knees. In Atlanta, he worked with Peachtree Orthopaedics Clinic, the same facility used by the Hawks. The Hawks selected Nogueira with the 16th overall pick in 2013. He signed to play another season in Spain’s ACB League to continue his development and add muscle to his 225-pound frame.
The Hawks first-round draft pick will have doctors affiliated with the team be a part of the rehabilitation of the severe tendinitis in his knees that has limited the center this season. Nogueira, who recently suspended his contract with his Spanish League team to seek additional medical advice on the ailing knees, will miss two months. He will split his rehabilitation between Atlanta and Los Angeles, where he also saw doctors about his condition, before eventually returning to play for Asefa Estudiantes Madrid. Nogueira and his agent elected to use Peachtree Orthopaedics Clinic, the same facility used by the Hawks, for his rehabilitation. It will allow the team to monitor Nogueira’s progress.
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Hawks first round draft pick Lucas Nogueira will play another season with Asefa Estudiantes Madrid to continue his development. Atlanta has acknowledged the move with this statement from President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry: “We are very encouraged by what we’ve seen from Lucas this summer. Going back to Estudiantes will allow him to continue to develop while also playing meaningful minutes against very good competition. We will closely monitor his progress as he works towards his goals as a basketball player.”