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Yanick Moreira
C - 6'11, 220lbs - 32 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Signed in Israel - Signed with Hapol Afula
  • Birthdate: 07/31/1991
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2015
  • Pre-draft team: Southern Methodist
  • Country: Angola
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Michael Lelchitski (Sports International Group)
28th November, 2015FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Rouen.
11th February, 2016FranceLeft Rouen.
21st February, 2016AngolaSigned for the remainder of the season with Petro de Luanda.
12th April, 2016SpainLoaned by Luanda to Murcia for the remainder of the season.
10th August, 2016NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Toronto.
22nd October, 2016NBAWaived by Toronto.
30th October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Raptors 905.
3rd May, 2017IranSigned for the remainder of the season with Naft Abadan.
13th May, 2017IranSigning cancelled.
13th July, 2017RussiaSigned a one year contract with Parma Perm.
5th August, 2018GreeceSigned a one year contract with PAOK Thessaloniki.
4th January, 2019GreeceLeft PAOK Thessaloniki,
5th January, 2019ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Virtus Bologna.
15th January, 2019G-LeagueReturning player rights traded by Raptors 905, along with Khadeem Lattin, to Northern Arizona Suns in exchange for Derrick Jones Jr.
Career Moves
2008 - 2011Primera de Agosto Luanda (Angola)
2011 - 2013South Plains (Junior College)
2013 - 2015Southern Methodist (NCAA)
July 2015L.A. Clippers (Summer League)
November 2015 - January 2016Rouen (France)
February 2016 - April 2016Petro de Luanda (Angola)
April 2016 - June 2016Murcia (Spain)
July 2016Toronto Raptors (Summer League)
August 2016 - October 2016Toronto Raptors (NBA)
October 2016 - May 2017Raptors 905 (D-League)
May 2017Naft Abadan (Iran)
July 2017 - June 2018Parma Perm (Russia)
August 2018 - January 2019PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece)
January 2019 - presentVirtus Bologna (Italy)
Articles about Yanick Moreira

June 18, 2015

Yannick Moreira

Moreira leaves Southern Methodist as a very experienced and much developed player. His awareness and understanding of the pace of the game improved markedly as a senior, and he went from being something of a project to a developed professional player.

Moreira is a fluid and mobile athlete, not a huge leaper or especially explosive but one who moves well and runs the court especially well for a centre. He has also added some muscle to a slightly thin frame, and has skill to go with this profile. Armed with a turnaround jump shot and a quick set-shot from the 15 feet or so area, Moreira also scores with a running righty hook, but can also use a left, and is a good interior passer to boot. He will take a dribble or two from the mid-range area and is always a threat in pick-and-roll situations. Moreira is pretty much entirely a mid-range threat, without the strength to create position in the post and without the range to step any further out, and shoots line-drives free throws poorly that belie his shooting abilities from that area in open play. But he will occasionally flash a spin move in the post and is certainly effective overall offensively, a skilled and smooth big man who presents an option in the half court, and definitely in the full court.

Defensively, the lack of strength again hinders Moreira a bit, and he is a bit soft with his interior defense. He also goal tends quite a lot of shots, and I don't say this because of his one most famous one. He nevertheless competes defensively and is a good paint protector, lively and active, who gets up quickly from standing - the goal tends are the trade-off from the overall good defensive presence.

Were he slightly stronger and slightly more skilled, Moreira would be a sure-fire NBA player. As it is, he's not far short anyway.

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