The long lanky center Lucas ‘Bebe’ Nogueira is a potential shot swatting machine who looked good as a reserve in Spain’s top league, however, a serious nagging groin injury has left him not quite ready to play for the Toronto Raptors. “I am feeling very good, better than two or three weeks ago, but I am not ready yet,” Nogueira said.
Lucas Nogueira talked with me during the Toronto Raptors’ media day about adjusting to life in Toronto, his friendship with Bruno Caboclo and his emotions heading into his first NBA training camp.
Lucas Nogueira recently worked out with Hakeem Olajuwon, joining a long line of NBA big men to utlize the Hall of Fame center for workout sessions.
"Grande oportunidade de aprender com Hakeem @DR34M essa semana #TheDream #WeTheNorth @Raptors @NBABrasil," Nogueira posted on his official Twitter account.
Olajuwon has also worked out with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwight...
The Toronto Raptors are closing in on completing the buyout of center Lucas Nogueira from Asefa Estudiantes much to the disappointment of several top Eurloeague teams that had hoped to acquire the ACB top defensive player from last season.
Raptors rookie prospect Lucas Nogueira was recently acquired in a trade with the Hawks and has been playing on Toronto’s Summer League team in Las Vegas, however, there was always a risk that his 600,000 € buyout Asefa Estudiantes in Spain would get in the way of his coming to the NBA this season.
Lucas Nogueira was still under contract for one more season with Asefa Estudiantes in Spain when the Raptors traded for him and although he has already played in one NBA Summer League game with Toronto, the team has yet to be able to announce they have got his name on a contract.
Hawks first-round draft pick Lucas Nogueira has been diagnosed with severe tendinitis 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...
Hawks’ first-round draft pick Lucas Nogueira will remain in Spain next season to continue his development. The native of Brazil will play another year with Asefa Estudiantes Madrid while the Hawks maintain his rights.
The seven-foot center taken with the 16th overall selection in June’s NBA draft was caught in a crowded frontcourt after a number of offseason moves that included...
Lucas Nogueira showed promise while playing for the Atlanta Hawks' summer league team, but the first round pick will "most likely" return to play in Spain next season.
The Hawks claimed Gustavo Ayon off waivers.
The Hawks had been debating whether it was better for Nogueira’s development to play major minutes overseas or play limited minutes while on a weight-training...
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.
The buyout was supposed to be $1 million after they signed a new contract the day before the NBA Draft instead of $2M (the original price in the contract).