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Raptors HQ May 18, 2017
Player Review: Bringing up Bebe’s role in Toronto

Player Review: Bringing up Bebe’s role in Toronto

Looking back at the season of Lucas Nogueira, the one-time backup centre who lost his spot in the Raptors’ rotation. Somewhere on the way up, the Bebe brand, once built on a solid base of fun and positivity, crumbled into abject sadness. I have to own some of that, suffusing as I did the weekly Bringing Up Bebe column with as much pensive gloom as I could muster. But the work — or absence thereof — Lucas Nogueira put in on the court for the Raptors was the primary reason for this decay. At the start of the season, Nogueira had hopes of becoming respected as an NBA player. It was his...
Raptors HQ Apr 27, 2017
Bringing Up Bebe Week 27: The long road of another’s progress

Bringing Up Bebe Week 27: The long road of another’s progress

Lucas Nogueira wanted to learn, and saw growth in action for the Raptors. If we were doing a ranking of the young Raptors’ personalities, many (most? all?) would have Lucas Nogueira at the top. He’s gregarious, funny, and even shows some darkness at times (usually a media relations nightmare). Credit then to Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star for connecting Monday’s massive effort from teammate Norman Powell in Game 5 to the soulful Bebe’s reflections on what it means to believe in oneself. “I just ask him, how,” said Nogueira, after Toronto’s 118-93 blowout of the Milwaukee...
Toronto Sun Apr 24, 2017
Norm Powell dazzles in Raptors' Game 5 win over Bucks

Norm Powell dazzles in Raptors' Game 5 win over Bucks

The Raptors broke a disturbing habit Monday night at the Air Canada Centre and, because of that, sit one game away from moving on to the second round.

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