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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: $1,270,000
But he made some eye-popping plays defensively; sliding from the foul line to cut off a baseline drive; reaching across the lane to challenge an otherwise sure lay-up. Time after time, Maine players missed otherwise open shots after Caboclo’s length got up on them faster than they expected. “Defensively he’s doing some things that are NBA-like, positionally,” said Mermuys. “Recognizing where he needs to be when the ball is in certain locations and that’s huge for us because that’s when we say: ‘Man, Bruno is starting to get it.’”
Storyline: D-League Assignments
At 6-9 and 212 pounds he looks bigger than he did nine months ago, when he was launching his NBA career as the great experiment of the Toronto Raptors. Caboclo is by no means as strong as the NBA forwards he expects to be opposing someday, but progress is being made. He has been away from his home in Brazil for one year. His English is improving. He is on his way, but he is still only 19 years old. “I will have more chance,” he says of the opportunities waiting in October at his second training camp, where he will continue to be the Raptors’ youngest project. “But I need to be good in this chance and work hard.”
“He can be really good because of that length,” says Mermuys. “You see in the NBA these guys with that extreme length have a huge advantage. So it’s really about his physicality now. The stronger he gets, the more he’s going to be able to use his length as a weapon, and be able to take the contact and still stay in place.” “My defense has gotten a lot better,” says Caboclo. “I know almost everything, but sometimes I forget the little things. The rotation is very hard. But I try to do right every time.”