Lucas Nogueira

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Lucas Nogueira
Tomas Satoransky, Lucas Nogueira (40585856921) (cropped).jpg
Nogueira with the Raptors in 2018
Free agent
Position Center
Personal information
Born (1992-07-26) July 26, 1992 (age 26)
São Gonçalo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
20092014 Estudiantes
2011–2012CB Las Rozas
20142018 Toronto Raptors
2015Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2015–2016Raptors 905

Lucas Riva Amarante "Bebê" Nogueira (born July 26, 1992) is a Brazilian professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He was selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, but was later traded to the Atlanta Hawks. In 2014, his rights were traded to the Toronto Raptors.

He also holds a Spanish passport.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Liga ACB career[edit]

Nogueira playing with Estudiantes in 2013

From 2009 to 2011, Nogueira played for the CB Estudiantes junior team. In 2011, he was loaned to CB Las Rozas for the 2011–12 season. In January 2012, he joined CB Estudiantes for the rest of the 2011–12 ACB season, and re-joined the team for the 2012–13 season as well.[2]

On June 27, 2013, the day of the NBA draft, Nogueira signed a two-year contract extension with Estudiantes.[3] He went on to win the ACB's Best Defender award for the 2013–14 season.[4]

NBA career[edit]

On April 17, 2013, Nogueira officially declared for the 2013 NBA draft.[5] Because he had initially decided to declare for the 2011 NBA draft, but ultimately declined to enter it afterwards, Nogueira was not allowed to back out of the 2013 draft. He was selected with the 16th overall pick by the Boston Celtics on behalf of the Dallas Mavericks, who then traded his draft rights to the Atlanta Hawks.[6][7] In July 2013, Nogueira joined the Hawks for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[8]

On June 30, 2014, Nogueira's draft rights were traded, along with Lou Williams, to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for John Salmons and a 2015 second-round pick.[9] In July 2014, he joined the Raptors for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[10] On August 3, 2014, he signed with the Raptors.[11] On November 21, 2014, he made his NBA debut against the Milwaukee Bucks. In eight minutes of action, he recorded two points, five rebounds and one steal in a 124–83 win.[12] On March 12, 2015, he was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.[13] He was recalled by the Raptors on March 26, 2015.[14]

In July 2015, Nogueira re-joined the Raptors for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On September 29, 2015, the Raptors exercised their third-year team option on Nogueira's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season.[15] On December 5, 2015, he scored a career-high 14 points in a 112–109 loss to the Golden State Warriors.[16][17] During the 2015–16 season, he had multiple assignments with Raptors 905 of the NBA Development League.[18]

On October 23, 2016, the Raptors exercised their fourth-year team option on Nogueira's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2017–18 season.[19] On November 9, 2016, he scored 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting and had seven rebounds in a 112–102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.[20] Three days later, he recorded six points, 10 rebounds, one assist, three steals and a career-high five blocked shots in a 118–107 win over the New York Knicks.[21]

On October 30, 2017, Nogueira scored a career-high 17 points in a 99–85 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.[22]

The Raptors did not extend a qualifying offer for the 2018–2019 season, so as of 1 July 2018, Nogueira is an unrestricted free agent.[23]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Toronto 6 0 3.8 .250 - .500 1.8 .2 .3 .0 1.0
2015–16 Toronto 29 1 7.8 .636 .333 .533 1.6 .2 .4 .4 2.2
2016–17 Toronto 57 6 19.1 .660 .250 .657 4.3 .7 .9 1.6 4.4
2017–18 Toronto 49 3 8.5 .613 .263 .679 1.8 .4 .5 .9 2.5
Career 141 10 12.4 .632 .265 .640 2.8 .5 .6 1.0 3.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Toronto 5 0 5.8 .750 - - 1.6 .0 .0 .0 1.2
2017 Toronto 3 0 2.3 .500 - .500 1.7 .0 .0 .0 1.0
2018 Toronto 5 0 4.8 .000 - .500 .2 .2 .0 .0 .2
Career 13 0 4.6 .571 - .500 1.1 .1 .0 .0 .8

International career[edit]

Nogueira played for the Brazilian U-19 national team at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. He was fifth in rebounds per game and second in blocks per game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DraftExpress - Lucas Nogueira DraftExpress Profile: Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook". DraftExpress. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Lucas Nogueira – ACB.com". ACB.com. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Asefa Estudiantes extends Lucas Nogueira till 2015". Sportando.com. June 27, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Vivlamore, Chris (April 8, 2014). "Nogueira named top defender in ACB League". myajc.com. Retrieved November 13, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Brazil's Lucas Nogueira declares for NBA draft". NBA.com. April 17, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ Norlander, Matt (June 27, 2013). "David Stern and Lucas Nogueira's Afro provide the photo of the draft". CBSSports.com. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ Ogden, Maxwell (June 27, 2013). "Atlanta Hawks Draft Lucas Nogueira After Trading for Mavericks' No. 16 Pick". bleacherreport.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "2013 Summer League Statistics". NBA.com. Archived from the original on December 9, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Raptors Acquire Williams, Nogueira From Atlanta". NBA.com. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Raptors Announce 2014 NBA Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Raptors Sign Lucas Nogueira And Will Cherry". NBA.com. August 3, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Williams scores 22 as Raptors beat Bucks 124-82". NBA.com. November 22, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Raptors Assign Nogueira To Mad Ants". NBA.com. March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Raptors Recall Nogueira From Mad Ants". NBA.com. March 26, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Raptors Exercise Team Options On Caboclo & Nogueria". NBA.com. September 29, 2015. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Curry scores 44 as perfect Warriors beat Raptors 112-109". NBA.com. December 5, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  17. ^ O'Leary, Chris (December 6, 2015). "Raptors' Lucas Nogueira trying to make the most of the moment". TheStar.com. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  18. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Raptors Exercise Team Options On Caboclo, Nogueira & Wright". NBA.com. October 23, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  20. ^ "DeRozan scores 37, leads Raptors past Thunder 112-102". ESPN.com. November 9, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  21. ^ MacKenzie, Holly (November 12, 2016). "Game Rap: Raptors 118, Knicks 107". NBA.com. Retrieved November 13, 2016. 
  22. ^ "DeRozan has 25 and Toronto downs Portland 99-85". ESPN.com. October 30, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  23. ^ Fleguel, Jordan (3 July 2018). "Should the Raptors still look to resign Lucas Nogueira?". Raptors Rapture. FanSided. Retrieved 20 July 2018. 

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