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Fantasy Update

Jan 13, 2017
NumberFire
Toronto Raptors forward/center Lucas Nogueira is getting the start at power forward against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. What It Means: Pattrick Patterson is out for the game so Nogueira could be looking at a good chunk of minutes. Pascal Siakam should get some more run too against the Nets. Our models project Nogueira for 6.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 26.3 minutes Friday against the Nets. Source: Rotoworld.com
Jan 13, 2017
NumberFire
Lucas Nogueira could capitalize with more minutes in what is projected to be a blowout matchup. Which other low-cost options are in a good spot?
National Post Jan 14, 2017
Brooklyn puts up spirited fight against Toronto Raptors but the Net result is another loss to one of the East Conference powerbrokers

Brooklyn puts up spirited fight against Toronto Raptors but the Net result is another loss to one of the East Conference powerbrokers

Two minutes into that final 12 minutes the Raptors' lead, which was just one after three quarters, was up to 16 as the Raptors small lineup with Lucas Nogueira at the five, DeMarre Carroll at the four, Terrence Ross at small forward and the double point guard backcourt of Kyle Lowry and Cory Joseph simply shut the Nets down on their way to an easier than it felt 132-113 win.
NumberFire Jan 13, 2017

Lucas Nogueira is starting at power forward for Raptors

Toronto Raptors forward/center Lucas Nogueira is getting the start at power forward against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. What It Means: Pattrick Patterson is out for the game so Nogueira could be looking at a good chunk of minutes. Pascal Siakam should get some more run too against the Nets. Our models project Nogueira for 6.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 26.3 minutes Friday against the Nets. Source: Rotoworld.com
NumberFire Jan 13, 2017

Patrick Patterson will not play Friday in Toronto

Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play Friday against the Brooklyn Nets. What It Means: He returned to the court on Tuesday but went scoreless in 21 minutes and did not look good. Dwane Casey says holding him out tonight is just precautionary, but it will likely be Lucas Nogueira getting the biggest bump without Patterson. Our models project Nogueira for 6.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 26.3 minutes Friday against the Nets. Source: Rotoworld.com
Rotoworld Jan 13, 2017

Lucas Nogueira getting the start at PF - Lucas Nogueira (C) Toronto Raptors

Lucas Nogueira is getting the start at power forward against the Nets on Friday.
NumberFire Jan 13, 2017
5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 1/13/17

5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 1/13/17

Lucas Nogueira could capitalize with more minutes in what is projected to be a blowout matchup. Which other low-cost options are in a good spot?
National Post Jan 13, 2017
Toronto Raptors coach on Lucas Nogueira: ‘The sky is the limit for the kid’

Toronto Raptors coach on Lucas Nogueira: ‘The sky is the limit for the kid’

After riding the bench for most of his first two NBA seasons, the Raptors centre made some changes on and off the court
Raptors HQ Jan 12, 2017
Bringing up Bebe Week 12: Lucas Nogueira Had a Cold

Bringing up Bebe Week 12: Lucas Nogueira Had a Cold

It’s not an excuse though, and Bebe is still doing what he can. Lucas Nogueira, holding a used towel in one hand and a jersey in the other, stood in a bright corner of the locker room between two attentive but fading sportswriters who stood waiting for him to say something. But he said nothing; he had been silent during much of the evening, except now in this locker room in Toronto he seemed even more distant, staring out through the noise and sharp lighting into a medium-sized room beyond his seat where dozens of journalists stood huddled around television cameras or shuffled across the...
CSN New England Jan 11, 2017

Highlights: Toronto Raptors 114, Boston Celtics 106

Watch highlights of the Boston Celtics 114-106 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
NumberFire Jan 9, 2017

Lucas Nogueira plays only 13 minutes off the bench in Raptors' defeat

Toronto Raptors forward/center Lucas Nogueira played only 13 minutes off the bench on Sunday, racking up 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block in a 129-122 loss to the Houston Rockets. What It Means: Nogueira had started two-straight games before this one, but saw his workload shrink dramatically as the Raptors decided to go small, starting DeMarre Carroll at power forward, to match up with Houston. Nogueira will likely continue to see plenty of work against teams with more size in the front-court. Nogueira has been excellent this season, and leads the team with a .674 true...
Raptors HQ Jan 8, 2017
Raptors take on high-flying Rockets: Preview, Start time, and more

Raptors take on high-flying Rockets: Preview, Start time, and more

The Raptors have no time to worry about last night’s debacle. The Raptors have never beaten the Chicago Bulls in Franchise history (I’m not looking up if this is true, just go with it). So on the heels of another soul-crushing defeat in the windy city, the Raptors head home on a back to back to take on the high flying Rockets. They’ll be up against it in this one, as the Rockets have found a new gear in the time since losing to the Raptors back on November 23rd. Here are some things to watch for: Who plays PF? Lucas Nogueira has started the past two games next to Jonas Valanciunas, as...
NumberFire Jan 5, 2017

Raptors' Patrick Patterson will not play on Thursday

Toronto Raptors forward/center Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play against the Utah Jazz on Thursday. What It Means: Patterson will now have missed three straight games with the left knee injury and will be considered questionable when the Raptors face the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. Lucas Nogueira and Jakob Poeltl both played over 20 minutes in the Raptors' last game and figure to do the same against the Jazz on Thursday. Our models project Nogueira for 5.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in 21.6 minutes while costing the minimum ($3,500) on...
Raptors HQ Jan 5, 2017
Bringing Up Bebe Week 11: Finding Brothers in Arms

Bringing Up Bebe Week 11: Finding Brothers in Arms

It was a tough week for Lucas Nogueira and the Raptors, even as the team’s sense of unity showed itself in force. In the last year or so, my little brother, four years my junior, has recovered from hip replacement surgery, moved out (for good this time!) of my parents’ house into a condo with his long-time girlfriend, and voiced some new career aspirations that should keep him busy for the foreseeable future. I’m proud of him — as his older brother, and as a guy who is also trying to make his way in the world. (An aside here: I also have a younger sister who, let it be known, I’m...
FOX Sports Jan 4, 2017
Toronto Raptors: The Promising Lucas Nogueira

Toronto Raptors: The Promising Lucas Nogueira

After being somewhat of a mystery over the last couple of seasons, Lucas Nogueira has come into his own while playing a consistent role for the Toronto Raptors this year.Only a year after an offseason full of shrewd signings, the Toronto Raptors faced an interesting dilemma with one of their addit...
National Post Jan 2, 2017
Unlikely Toronto Raptors duo steps up in Patrick Patterson’s absence to slam door on Lakers

Unlikely Toronto Raptors duo steps up in Patrick Patterson’s absence to slam door on Lakers

For nine key minutes, Jakob Poeltl and Lucas Nogueira were just what the Raptors needed in L.A.
FOX Sports Dec 30, 2016
Toronto Raptors: Lucas Nogueira, The King of Advanced Stats?

Toronto Raptors: Lucas Nogueira, The King of Advanced Stats?

Lucas Nogueira may be just a backup center on the Toronto Raptors but the advanced stats show that he provides much more value than the average second unit bigLucas Nogueira has enjoyed a breakout season in 2016-17. He is averaging career-highs in nearly every category including minutes (19.2), po...

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