Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Bruno Caboclo (cuh-BO-clo). Caboclo (6-9, 218) was originally the 20th overall pick by Toronto in the 2014 NBA Draft. He spent his first three and a half seasons with the Raptors prior to being traded to Sacramento this past February.
Mark Berman: NBA source confirms the #Rockets signed forward Bruno Caboclo (@Bruno Caboclo), 6-9/218, who played in 10 games for the Kings last season. He played in 37 games with Toronto from 2014-18. Like @Nenê, Caboclo is from Brazil.
Chris Haynes: Free agent forward Bruno Caboclo, Houston have reach an agreement, league sources tell ESPN.
Chris Haynes: Sacramento will not tender a qualifying offer to forward Bruno Caboclo, league sources tell ESPN. Both sides agreed to move on. He’s now a free agent.
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.”
September 20, 2021 | 7:05 pm EDT Update
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