NBA center who was selected 16th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2013 NBA draft. He was later traded to the Toronto Raptors, with whom he made his NBA debut in 2014.
He started his career in the ACB, Spain's top basketball league. After declaring for, then pulling out of, the 2011 NBA Draft, he played two more years in Spain.
He represented his native Brazil at the FIBA U19 World Championship in 2011. He's spent time in the D-League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Raptors 905.
He grew up in Sao Goncalo, Brazil.
He was part of a run of three consecutive international players taken in the 2013 draft, selected after Giannis Antetokounmpo and before Dennis Schröder.