Nogueira is set to sign with Fuenlabrada of the Spanish Liga ACB, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando reports.
Since being selected in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft, Nogueira has struggled to find much of a role in Toronto. He averaged a career-high 19.1 minutes during the 2016-17 campaign, but the big man once again fell well out of the rotation last year, posting averages of just 2.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks across 8.5 minutes. That prompted the Raptors to avoid giving Nogueira a qualifying offer this summer, which made him an unrestricted free agent. With training camps opening up later this month and Nogueira still without a deal in the NBA, he's opted to head overseas to Spain. Word on any sort of opt-out clause for the NBA is unclear at this point in time, but Nogueira will now look to rebuild his value overseas.
Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said that no players would be rested for the team's regular-season finale Wednesday against the Heat, meaning Nogueira (hamstring) should be available off the bench, Tom D'Angelo of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Since Toronto is locked in as the top seed in the Eastern Conference, it's not expected that Casey will overexert the team's key rotation members against Miami, especially since the Heat could match up with the Raptors based on how the results of Wednesday's games shake out. With that in mind, Nogueira, who has averaged just 8.2 minutes per game in his last five appearances, could be in store for more playing time than usual, despite sitting out the Raptors' past contest Monday against the Pistons with a sore left hamstring.
Nogueira (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Pistons, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports.
Nogueira was forced to leave Sunday's game early with a tight left hamstring, so it's not overly surprising he's sitting out the second night of a back-to-back set. The Raptors are also holding out Serge Ibaka for rest, which should allow both Pascal Siakam and Jakob Poeltl to see some added run in the frontcourt Monday.
Nogueira left Sunday's game against the Magic with left hamstring tightness and will not return.
Nogueira got the spot start Sunday with Jonas Valanciunas being rested against the Magic, but his night was cut short after just six minutes of playing time. With Toronto now down two centers, Jakob Poeltl will likely be leaned upon to play heavy frontcourt minutes for the rest of Sunday's contest.
Nogueira will start at center for Sunday's game against the Magic.
The Raptors are resting usual starting center Jonas Valaciunas, which allows Nogueira to get the promotion to the top unit. Look for Nogueira to see a significant uptick in playing time and production, which gives him some utility in DFS contests as a cheap value play Sunday. That said, Jakob Poeltl is also a candidate to see added run at the position and Serge Ibaka may get some more time at center as well, so it could be somewhat of a timeshare between the three.
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