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Lucas Nogueira #92  |  7’0″ 220 lbs  |  Toronto Raptors 
 
2015-2016 SEASON
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May 19, 2016TOR@CLEC102.40010000
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May 13, 2016TOR@MIAC106.52010000
Player News
July 18, 2016
Nogueira is expected to be first up to try to earn backup minutes at center due to his experience, but won’t get many chances to prove himself worty, especially if rookie Jakob Poetl proves to be a better option, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Nogueira will need to compete with Poetl in fall camp in order to earn a consistent bench role behind starting center Jonas Valanciunas. In the 20115-16 season, Nogueira appeared in 29 games , averaging 2.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in eight minutes per game.
May 4, 2016
Nogueira (coach’s decision) was inactive for Tuesday’s 102-96 overtime loss to the Heat in Game 1 of the series.Nogueira hasn’t played in any of the Raptors’ eight postseason games to date, and he’ll likely remain inactive throughout the playoffs so long as none of the team’s other players succumb to an injury.
April 13, 2016
Nogueira will draw the start in Toronto’s season finale versus the Nets.Nogueria will start at center for the Raptors on Wednesday. He has averaged only 6.8 minutes in the 28 games he has seen action this season. It will be hard to predict his output based on the lack of history to go on, but he should see a relatively heavy workload.
March 14, 2016
Nogueira was recalled from the D-League’s Raptors 905 on Monday.Nogueira’s last appearance with the Raptors came on March 2, during which he played five minutes. He’s not a regular part of the Raptors’ rotation and will struggle to see the court in competitive games.
March 10, 2016
Nogueira has been recalled from the Raptors 905 of the D-League on Thursday.Nogueira has played in 21 games this season, averaging 2.3 points, 1.5 rebounds, 0.1 assists, 0.2 blocks, and 0.4 steals in seven minutes per game during 2015-16. With Jonas Valanciunas, Jason Thompson, Patrick Patternson, James Johnson, and Bismack Biyombo on the team, Nogueira has been buried on the depth chart all season.
Injuries
  • Ankle
Date: Dec 9, 2015
Status: OUT
Nogueira (ankle) will sit out Wednesday’s game against the Spurs, the Toronto Raptors Official Twitter Account reports.Nogueira’s left ankle sprain that caused him to sit out Monday night is still affecting him. It is yet unclear when he sustained this injury, but in his absence, Bismack Biyombo will continue to receive increased minutes.
  • Ankle
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Status: Ques Fri
Nogueira has sustained a sprained left ankle and is questionable to suit up against the Bucks on Friday.
  • Ankle
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Status: Ques Sun
Nogueira has a sprained left ankle and is questionable to play Sunday against the 76ers.
  • Ankle
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Status: OUT
Nogueira will sit out Monday against the Lakers with a sprained left ankle.It’s still unknown when Nogueira picked up the injury, but he recently started seeing consistent minutes off the bench with at least 16 in each of his past three games. In his absence, Bismack Biyombo will likely see an uptick in playing time.
  • Ankle
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Status: Ques Wed
Nogueira has sustained a sprained left ankle and is questionable to suit up against the Spurs on Wednesday.
  • Ankle
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Status: Out Wed
Nogueira has sustained a sprained left ankle and will not suit up against the Spurs on Wednesday.
  • Ankle
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Status: Out Mon
Nogueira has sustained a sprained left ankle and will not suit up against the Lakers on Monday.
  • Hamstring
Date: Oct 28, 2015
Status: OUT
Nogueira (hamstring) is inactive for Wednesday’s season opener against the Pacers.A hamstring injury limited Nogueira throughout the preseason, and it sounds as though he might still be slowed by the injury. Even when he returns to full health, Nogueira’s low standing on the Raptors’ depth chart won’t afford him many minutes off the bench.
  • Hamstring
Date: Oct 13, 2015
Status: OUT
Nogueira (hamstring) remained on the sidelines during Monday’s preseason win over the Timberwolves.Nogueira has missed all four of the Raptors’ preseason contests to date, and it’s not certain if he’ll receive clearance to return to the court before the exhibition schedule concludes.
  • Hamstring
Date: Oct 4, 2015
Status: OUT
Nogueira (hamstring) will not play in the Raptors’ exhibition game on Sunday, Ben Bolch of the L.A. Times reports.Nogueira’s sitting out with a sore hamstring is likely a precautionary measure. He is buried on the depth chart at center behind Jonas Valaciunas, Luis Scola, and Bismack Biyombo, so it’s unlikely he’d provide much fantasy value.
  • Groin
Date: Feb 4, 2015
Status: Out Wed
Nogueira will not be available for Wednesday’s game against the Nets due to a sore groin.
  • Groin
Date: Feb 4, 2015
Status: Ques Fri
Nogueira is questionable to be available for Friday’s game against the Clippers after missing the last game with a sore groin.
  • Groin
Date: Feb 4, 2015
Status: OUT
Nogueira (groin) is inactive for Wednesday’s game against the Nets, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Nogueira has appeared in only five games this season and is not a fantasy contributor in most formats.
  • Groin
Date: Oct 19, 2014
Status: OUT
Nogueira (groin) hasn’t suffered any setbacks during his rehab process but still isn’t ready to make a return to the court, TSN Sports reports.Nogueira has been dealing with a groin strain for the better part of the last month and still seems to be in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season. Even so, the rookie will likely struggle to get on the court when healthy, so the Raptors aren’t in any hurry to rush him back to action.
  • Groin
Date: Oct 9, 2014
Status: OUT
Nogueira (groin) will be held out indefinitely while he recovers from a groin strain, the Toronto Sun reports.The strain, which kept him out of Tuesday’s preseason opener, is more severe than originally anticipated, so the Raptors will shut the rookie down for “a while” to avoid further injury. At this point, it’s reasonable to think Nogueira’s status for opening night could be in jeopardy.
  • Groin
Date: Oct 7, 2014
Status: OUT
Nogueira (groin) will not play in Tuesday’s preseason opener against the Kings, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports.The rookie remains day-to-day while nursing a minor groin injury. Consider him questionable for Friday’s showdown with the Celtics.

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