Lucas Nogueira RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Paul Jones: #Raptors have recalled Lucas Nogueira from the Ft Wayne Mad Ants of Developmental league. Conveniently he is close by #rtz
Josh Lewenberg: Raptors assign Lucas Nogueira to Fort Wayne. It’s Bebe’s first trip down to the D-League. Bruno’s been down twice.
29 Oct 14
“I was nervous because it was my first game,” he admitted when it was all over. “I had just two practices with the team, so I was a little bit nervous.” Nogueira waited anxiously, standing in front of his locker just over an hour ahead of tip-off. James Johnson, his neighbour and one of his biggest supporters on the team, came over to give him a pep talk.
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.”
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.
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.”
Lucas Nogueira: I got to workout with @Chris Paul in LA! What a great person! Thank you CP for a great practice #WeTheNorth @Toronto Raptors @NBA http://t.co/Ho6usdbSKE
The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have signed centre Lucas Nogueira (no-GARE-uh) and guard Will Cherry. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.
Josh Lewenberg: Again, Raptors expect Nogueira to be with the club this season, working on buyout with his team in Spain. Would have 1 more spot to fill
A year later, Nogueira is a Toronto Raptor and he would like everyone to know he’s pretty psyched about it. “So happy,” he said. “It made me sad when the Hawks traded me. I was surprised, sad and mad. But when I heard about the trade to Toronto I’m so happy, because I know the guys from Toronto… I know a lot of staff, so I know they followed me five years ago and they believe in my game. When I heard about the trade to Toronto, that made me so happy, because I don’t know, if I go to another team, I don’t know if I have the same encouragement. Here, I believe in everybody and everybody believes in my game.”
Josh Lewenberg: Raptors are finalizing a buyout with Nogueira’s team in Spain, Ujiri expects to have him on the roster this coming season
Chris Vivlamore: Lucas Nogueira, who was traded to Toronto in the Lou Williams deal, is on Raptors Summer League roster. #ATLHawks
Assuming Brazilians Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira join the team for next season, as expected, the roster is nearly full, with precious little cash remaining to bring in a needed defensive-minded small forward and big rim protector.
According to spanish website Encestando, Lucas Nogueira wants to leave Estudiantes at the end of this season. He has another year of contract with the spanish team but his desire it’s to play in NBA or for a Euroleague team.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Toronto has traded John Salmons to Atlanta for Lou Williams and Bebe Nugiera, source tells Yahoo.
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.
Lucas Nogueira will resume practice next week with Tuenti Estudiantes after almost 10 weeks sidelined.
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.
Hawks first-round draft pick Lucas Nogueira has been diagnosed with severe tendonitis in his knees, his agent Aylton Tesch told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Nogueira has been prescribed two months of rest. He will remain in Los Angeles to undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy before returning to Spain to continue playing this season. The center suspended his contract with his Spanish League team this month in order to seek treatment on his ailing knees. Nogueira will not seek medical opinions from Hawks team doctors, his agent said.
Mark Deeks: The timing of this is a bit odd – however, Atlanta and Lucas Nogueira have filed the paperwork to expunge his cap hold for this season.
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.”
It appears that first-round draft pick center Lucas Nogueira will return to Spain for another season. I’m told that the Hawks’ waiver claim pick up of forward/center Gustavo Ayon “most likely” means that Nogueira will get another year overseas to work on his game and build his body.
Chris Vivlamore: I’m told that Gustavo Ayon claim ‘most likely’ means Lucas Nogueira will play in Spain next season. #ATLHawks
Lucas Nogueira’s buyout is close to being finished with Atlanta. Estudiantes came down a lot on the money and they can’t risk him staying in Spain for one more year, which is what Atlanta is threatening.