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Nogueira's advice to Bruno: "It's the NBA, it's American basketball. It's not Brazil, it's not Europe. Here everyone jumps. Keep playing"
With Nerlens Noel and Bennett back, this is going to be one hell of a rookie class
Interesting insight from Nogueira, said they don't have athletic players like that in Brazil. "Nobody dunked on Bruno there"
Wiggins makes it look so easy, yet there can’t be five guys in NBA more athletic than him.
Mermuys said he wanted to get Bruno back in the game but the rookie was too overwhelmed at that point. Called this an "opportunity" to learn
Andrew Wiggins was average at best yesterday. Not the case today. Silly baseline jam, a near steal, then a monster block
Mermuys on Bruno: "You find out what a kid's like in those situations, you find out who they are & we have a great kid, a great competitor"
Raps' SL head coach Jesse Mermuys credited Bruno for showing emotion. "Im super proud of him... We have a special kid, a special player"
As Cavs take on Sixers at Summer League, fan yells: “Where’s LeBron?"
“What should we call you?” (Nogueira) “It doesn’t matter. Lucas, Bebe, Nogueira … afro."
Bebe also said he told Bruno that on bench.. Tried to cheer him up. Likes his emotion, that game means something to him.
Nogueira said he will go to hotel and have a chat with Bruno Tell him not to worry “it’s the NBA, not Brazil, not Europe, you get dunked on"
Summer Raptors get drilled again, this time 88-57 by Mavericks. Hard to find Raptor who played well. Hassan Whiteside DeAndre Daniels maybe
One to forget for the Raptors SL entry and the team's prized rookie. 88-57 the final.
The crowd is about to erupt if Yuki Togashi scores!
Adam Silver walks by Raptors bench, Summer Leaguer Chris Daniels goes in for the handshake.
Fans going insane as tiny Yuki Togashi takes a charge.
Meanwhile, rough day for Bruno. Looked tired. Got dunked on, made a lot of mistakes, was not happy about it. Has not checked back in
"I take that personally, I take (saying he can’t defend) as if somebody told me I could not shoot the ball."
"Nik Stauskas on if he gets a bad rap? "I'm white and I'm a shooter, that's what happens, that's basketball and there are stereotypes."
Another note: Bruno's translator/closest advisor went back to Brazil yesterday. Put yourself in his shoes. Nothing about this journey's easy
Should be noted that emotion is not a bad thing, especially from a player of his age/inexperience. Shows he's invested, he cares
Over 5 mins later, Caboclo is still having a tough time containing his emotions on bench. Buycks & teammates offering words of encouragement
If you missed it… after his 7th turnover, Bruno was posterized by CJ Fair, picked up a tech & walked straight to bench. Was very emotional
Chalk this up as Bruno's first real NBA learning experience, a reminder that despite all of the upside there will be plenty of growing pains
Rough game/frustrating sequence for Caboclo boils over in an uncomfortable moment on the bench. Towel over his head, Bruno is very emotional
C.J. Fair just gave Bruno Caboclo a rather rude welcome to North America.
Former Raptor-turned newest Raptor James Johnson will also be re-introduced in Toronto tomorrow. Signing will be made official.
Greivis will meet w/ media in TO after signing is made official tmrw. Tough for him to top season-ending presser but if anyone can do it...
Lucky for acting head coach Jesse Mermuys, his toughest critic Kyle Lowry is not in attendance. Mavs nearly doubling the Raps, 60-31
NBA Commish Adam Silver taking in this Dallas crushing of Raptors. Hope he doesn’t take away the all-star game as punishment
Raptors' Summer Leaguers over last 1.5 gms: 33% FG (23% today), 17 ast/33 turnovers, outscored 157-108. All of the Summer League disclaimers
First half ends (mercifully) w/ a Caboclo corner 3, his second trey of the game. Raptors trail 47-26, Bruno and DeAndre Daniels each have 7
Bruno is tired. http://t.co/BQ1l1BniKb
Bruno just did the old Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic thing with the ball.
Raptors going with the triple Brazilian offence. Bruno is looking for Bebe down low.
At this rate, Coach Lowry is going to come back and rip Jesse Mermuys again.
This is my first time watching Bruno out on the court. He’s a young kid working hard!
Eric Griffin is your latest Summer League superstar.
Bruno takes a charge. Also has a couple of steals. The defensive potential intrigues. But then sets an illegal screen at other end.
Ivan Johnson remains a terrifyingly imposing basketball player (human being)
“It was always an option for him, I guess, it’s his home town.” Andrew Wiggins on LeBron. Will Raptors be option for Wiggins one day too?
Raptors trail 22-16 after 1Q. Bruno has 3 points on 1/3 shooting with 1 reb, 1 ast, 2 turnovers & 2 impressive steals in 7 minutes
Toronto’s Jamaal Magloire has a word for ref who doesn’t call foul as Toronto’s Myck Kabongo gets hacked on drive to hoop.
Undrafted Dallas Summer Leaguer Eric Griffin can fly. Played in Venezuela last year. Really gets up.
Stauskas wasn’t happy with his shooting yesterday, comes back today and hits 6-of-8.
Bruno's defensive instincts are pretty impressive for an 18-year-old, let alone one who has only been playing the game for 5 years
Caboclo makes bad pass, gets it stolen, comes right back and easily intercepts a pass at other end with those arms.
Bruno opens the scoring with a three at third Raptors game of summer.
For the second time in three games, Bruno puts the Raptors on the board, knocking down his 1st jumper, a three from the elbow
Raptors/Mavs underway from Cox Pavilion in LV. Machado, Hobson, Daniels, Caboclo, Nogueira start for the Raps
Summer League is no joke.
Thank you Lord for everything..
Patterson spoke to the media in Toronto today, said there was never a doubt he'd return to Raptors, happy the core from last year is back
It was nice meeting a bunch of awesome writers for the first time in Vegas. Sorry about my face.
USAB adds DeRozan to field for 2014 World Cup team; 19 players after 12 spots
Wheels up to Toronto.. ✈️
The big lesson of this off-season is also a Yiddish proverb: Man plans and God laughs. Well, God or LeBron.
I'm through with my first summer league experience. It is, uhhh, something.
The East is going to be fascinating next year. Probably not good, but fascinating.
Re DeMar's HAIR: He insists he'll cut it before the season starts, despite some peer pressure from Amir http://t.co/gPVYvjky8k
Caron Butler is not worth two years and US$9-million. That, as everyone knows, is Ben Gordon money.
Giannis making a cautious effort to take the ball to the basket. Impressive move the young Buck.
I feel like people are sleeping on the fact the Cavs and Heat are playing in Brazil this pre-season Figured would be media onslaught already
Mike Malone on Sim Bhullar today: "You can't teach 7-5." Well, not with that attitude you can't.
Summer League media observation: David Blatt is going to be an elite coaching quote.
For those asking about the fouls, you get 10 fouls in Summer League. And many players don’t get cheated.
Another extremely positive takeaway from Anthony Bennett’s game today: 0 fouls. Had 8 in the opener.
Hating Twitter has become too mainstream. I'm starting something new: Twitter indifference.