HoopsHype Bruno Caboclo rumors
LATEST HOOPSHYPE VIDEOS
Eric Koreen: Raptors have moved Bruno Caboclo ... to Fort Wayne of the D-League. Raps will not have a practice for a week after tomorrow, so makes sense. Twitter @ekoreen
The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have recalled forward Bruno Caboclo (cuh-BO-clo) from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Caboclo appeared in three games with Fort Wayne, averaging 4.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 13.0 minutes. He tallied 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes in his first game December 27 at Iowa. NBA.com
Taking all of this in mind, the young Caboclo was recently assigned to the D-League by the Raptors. The Raptors are one of the 13 teams in the NBA that fail to have a one-to-one affiliation with a D-League club, meaning that Caboclo was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. After two short games with Fort Wayne, the problems of teams not having single affiliations is starting to show. In Caboclo's much anticipated debut with Fort Wayne, he totaled 20 minutes. He scored 13 points on 14 shots, adding seven rebounds and two blocks, but also committing four turnovers. That type of stat line highlights the promise in Caboclo, but also the need for development. If he received bigger chunks of minutes, it would allow the Brazilian to work through his issues and develop. But as we saw in his second game, the minutes just weren't there, as Bruno only played a total of four minutes. It's difficult for development to happen without minutes, why is why teams usually send players to the D-League. Twenty-four minutes in two games is not ideal for Caboclo or the Raptors. Ridiculous Upside
The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have assigned forward Bruno Caboclo (cuh-BO-clo) to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Caboclo will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will remain on the team’s inactive list. He is expected to be in uniform for the Mad Ants on Saturday when they face the Iowa Energy in Des Moines, Iowa (8 p.m. ET). NBA.com
You work a lot with the young guys. Who do you expect to have a breakout season this year? Bill Bayno: T-Ross and Jonas are still in that stage of their careers where they have a lot of room for improvement. I think they will continue to grow. I think both of those guys can be All-Stars. We drafted Bruno Caboclo, who I think has a tremendous future, but this year it will be hard for him to break in because we have our Top 10 coming back. We're going to work hard to develop him. He's a great kid, he's got a bright future, really listens and learns, has a high basketball IQ. So he's the one guy to watch but I don't think it's his time yet to have a breakout year with the way our roster's shaped up. HoopsHype
Any rumor missing? E-mail us at email@example.com.