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Bruno Caboclo
Bruno Caboclo
Position: F
Born: 09/21/95
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $1,324,700
There are stakes, now. Exercising his fourth-year option isn’t a huge dilemma, but whether or not to offer him a qualifying offer to retain his rights versus letting him become an unrestricted free agent after next season is a little more complex. The Raptors do not need him to be a rotation player yet, but urgency is creeping in. Gale mentioned that even though Caboclo spent most of his rookie season learning from the Raptors at the NBA level, that rarely translated in Mississauga. “You’ve got to be the NBA player,” Gale said. “You can’t be the young D-League guy anymore.”
“He shows flashes every so often of being this really complete driver and defender and shot-blocker,” said David Gale, an assistant coach with Raptors 905, the D-League team with whom Caboclo spent most of his second season. “Sometimes, you’re like, ‘S—, this guy could be really special.’” Therein lies the rub — Caboclo is both a scintillating prospect and unplayable at the NBA level. At some point, you can no longer invest in promise. The Raptors will have to determine when that is, and it seems unlikely that it will be in the next 10 days.
What is undeniable is that he has an exponentially greater chance at success being in Mississauga and he’s grown because of it. “The fire that he’s now playing with is something you’d never see out of the guy before and he’s now building a little bit of confidence . . . he knows that he’s good enough and he’s getting closer and closer to being ready for the NBA level,” Tolzman said. “He’s still playing catch-up but the strides he made are so large from what it would have been had we not had this opportunity for him.”