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June 28, 2014 Updates

Masai Ujiri surprised everyone with his first draft pick as Raptors general manager by taking Caboclo. Just 18 years old, Caboclo is listed at 6-foot-9 and 205 pounds. He played 16 games for Pinheiros (San Paulo) this season where he averaged 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. He was the Most Valuable player at the 2013 Basketball Without Borders Americas. “Bruno is an athletic phenomenon,” Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. “He’s raw, but he’s going to be a guy that is going to develop in our program, grow and do a lot of things for us. Defensively, he’s long. He covers a lot of ground down in a stance. He blocks shots with his length.” NBA.com

While Caboclo hasn’t worked out for any NBA teams, the Raptors felt confident in taking a chance on him after visiting him to see him play numerous times. “For me, I said I would go with the best talent available and we did our due diligence,” Ujiri said. “I was in Brazil three times. Our scouts went a few times so we felt comfortable. “Our scouts have done a great job. We try to look for talent around the world. Basketball Without Borders, first, he was MVP of that camp and we just kept tracking. There was a tournament in Brazil in December and a couple of our scouts went and they thought he was intriguing enough. They came back, told us and I went down to see him.” NBA.com

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Sunday is a busy day in Toronto, and fans trying to get to the Air Canada Centre for Game 7 of the Nets-Raptors series may want to budget extra time to get there. The Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon started Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m., and a number of major roads were closed for the event. Maple Leaf Square was full of Raptors fans hours before tipoff preparing for the big game. Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey, for one, was stuck in traffic. He decided to make a last-minute change of plans, and a fan snapped a photo of Casey riding the the subway. For The Win

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