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Fantasy Update

Feb 24, 2017
Rotoworld
Norman Powell scored three points with four rebounds in 17 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.
CSN New England Feb 25, 2017

Highlights: Toronto Raptors 107, Boston Celtics 97

Watch the highlights of the Boston Celtics 107-97 loss to the Toronto Raptors
Rotoworld Feb 24, 2017

Norman Powell only gets 17 minutes - Norman Powell (G) Toronto Raptors

Norman Powell scored three points with four rebounds in 17 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.
Raptors HQ Feb 23, 2017
Bringing Up Bebe Week 18: Turbulent Trade Talk

Bringing Up Bebe Week 18: Turbulent Trade Talk

Was Lucas Nogueira ever in trade talks? It’s a moot point now. I never believed the Raptors would actually trade Lucas Nogueira before this afternoon’s deadline. That’s the truth. Could I see the team relying on him in the playoff crunch? After the trades for Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker, no, probably not. If Bebe were to come into a post-season game, it would be for a modest spell, or to power those Kyle Lowry plus bench lineups the Raptors love to roll out. Down the stretch, it would be Patrick Patterson and Ibaka in the front court. We know this. That doesn’t make the trade talk...
numberFire Feb 15, 2017

Serge Ibaka will not make his Raptors debut Wednesday

Toronto Raptors forward/center Serge Ibaka will not make his debut against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. What It Means: Ibaka took his physical and is fully expected to be cleared, but there still hasn't been any confirmation. Terrence Ross will also likely be unavailable for the Orlando Magic if Ibaka is out. Jakob Poeltl should draw another start for Toronto as a result, but Lucas Nogueira is the preferred fantasy play. numberFire's models believe Nogueira will record 6.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.9 blocks in 25.4 minutes versus...
Rotoworld Feb 14, 2017

Lucas Nogueira plays 25 minutes in loss - Lucas Nogueira (C) Toronto Raptors

Lucas Nogueira played 25 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring seven points with three rebounds, one steal and four turnovers.
numberFire Feb 14, 2017

Serge Ibaka out Tuesday for Raptors, may make debut Wednesday

Toronto Raptors forward/center Serge Ibaka (trade) will not play Tuesday versus the Chicago Bulls, but there's a chance he could make his Raptors' debut Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets. What It Means: The trade won't be finalized until all players involved clear a physical with their new teams. It's possible that Ibaka makes his Raptors debut on Wednesday, likely meaning less minutes for Lucas Nogueira and Jonas Valanciunas. Terrence Ross' departure should create more opportunity for Norman Powell. For Tuesday, Patrick Patterson (knee) will be an intriguing DFS option if he...
Raptors HQ Feb 9, 2017
Bringing Up Bebe Week 16: Lost in the Machine of Life

Bringing Up Bebe Week 16: Lost in the Machine of Life

Lucas Nogueira has worked hard to fit into a system that benefits both man and team. It’s an enviable goal. The structure was put in place for Lucas Nogueira to succeed. That’s important to remember. Being born seven feet tall helps, as does having a wingspan longer than some prehistoric birds, but there needs to be a system in place to get him through the pipeline from point A (physical gifts, ephemeral talent) to point B (applied skill, positive result). There’s a broader nature/nuture point to be made here, but I don’t want to get too lost in the weeds here. (At least not yet.) I...
numberFire Feb 8, 2017

Raptors will be without Patrick Patterson (knee) again versus Minnesota

Toronto Raptors forward/center Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. What It Means: This will be the third consecutive missed game for Patterson. Lucas Nogueira is a recommended short-term add and DFS option. Nogueira comes with a $4,100 price tag on FanDuel Wednesday night, and our models expect him to record 6.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.0 blocks in 24.8 minutes versus Minnesota. Source: Rotoworld.com
numberFire Feb 6, 2017

Pascal Siakam listed as Raptors' starter on Monday night

Toronto Raptors power forward Pascal Siakam is being listed as the starter for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. What It Means: Patrick Patterson (knee) won't play, and Siakam is in line for another starting nod after getting the call last time. Despite the extra opportunity, Lucas Nogueira remains the preferred fantasy option. numberFire's models project Nogueira for 6.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.2 blocks in 25.6 minutes on Monday night. Source: Rotoworld.com
numberFire Feb 5, 2017

Patrick Patterson ruled out for Raptors on Sunday

Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play on Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets. What It Means: Patterson's left knee has been an issue for a while and against the Nets, it's not surprising to see him sit out after only going through a partial practice on Saturday. Lucas Nogueira should pick up the most minutes at power forward, but Pascal Siakam, Jared Sullinger and DeMarre Carroll could all see time at the four on Sunday. Our models expect Nogueira to be the best value on Sunday with 7.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.8 blocks against...
Rotoworld Feb 5, 2017

Pascal Siakam starting over Bebe Nogueira - Pascal Siakam (F) Toronto Raptors

Pascal Siakam will start at power forward over Lucas Nogueira against the Nets on Sunday.
Raptors HQ Feb 2, 2017
Bringing Up Bebe Week 15: The Power of Names

Bringing Up Bebe Week 15: The Power of Names

Lucas Nogueira’s nicknames animate him in different ways, but how does his story start and end? The crew in the locker room really wanted to tell me what Lucas Nogueira had called out for on Friday night. With the Raptors in good spirits after a win, Bebe pushed for Norman Powell, in the process of being interviewed, to mention his underwear. (You can vaguely hear it at the start of this clip.) The idea was presented to me as something elemental to the Bringing Up Bebe ethos, a story ready to bloom to life directly from, uh, Bebe’s bloomers. ***** There’s a moment in Ted Chiang’s...
National Post Jan 29, 2017
Lucas Nogueira embraces ‘hardest job in the league’ in replacing departed free agent Bismack Biyombo

Lucas Nogueira embraces ‘hardest job in the league’ in replacing departed free agent Bismack Biyombo

Nogueira will never have Biyombo's mean streak, but his soft hands and offensive awareness are newfound qualities for the Toronto Raptors
FOX Sports Jan 29, 2017
Toronto Raptors: Lucas Nogueira Emerges As Quality Backup Center

Toronto Raptors: Lucas Nogueira Emerges As Quality Backup Center

After not getting many chances to play in his first two NBA seasons, Lucas Nogueira has emerged as a strong backup center forthe Toronto Raptors.There were legitimate concerns this summer than the Toronto Raptors had gotten worse, not better. The large deal the Raptors gave DeMar DeRozan was criti...

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