Celtics sign free agent forward Bruno Caboclo

The Boston Celtics have signed free agent forward Bruno Caboclo to a training camp deal. The seven-year veteran was selected 20th overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2014 NBA Draft.

According to Ryan Mahan of SJ-R Sports, Caboclo is the third player named Bruno in NBA history to play for the Celtics. The other two players are Massachusetts native Bruno Sundov and Houston Rockets center Bruno Fernando.

Through 105 career games, while shooting 40.3% from the field and 30.8% from beyond the arc, Caboclo has also averaged 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

In eight games played off the bench with the Raptors in his rookie 2014-15 season, Caboclo averaged 1.3 points per game. Of course, in the following season, the forward appeared in just six games.

In the 2016-17 season, through nine appearances, Caboclo averaged 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds per game.

Celtics sign free agent forward Bruno Caboclo

On February 8, 2018, the Raptors traded him to the Sacramento Kings for Malachi Richardson. Later in the year, Caboclo signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Houston Rockets.

However, the Rockets waived the 6’9″ forward on Oct. 13.

On January 24, 2019, Caboclo signed a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. When his deal expired, the forward signed another 10-day contract with the team.

Then, on Feb. 13, he signed a multi-year contract with the Grizzlies. Nonetheless, Caboclo only played 22 games with them the following season.

The Brazilian will likely spend most of his time with the Maine Celtics, the team’s NBA G League affiliate.

Additionally, after averaging 2.8 points and 2 rebounds per game in the 2019-20 season, the Grizzlies front office decided to trade him to the Houston Rockets for Jordan Bell and a 2023 second-round draft pick.

With the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets’ G League affiliate, Caboclo averaged 16.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 3.1 blocks per game in 28 appearances.

Furthermore, the forward then signed a contract with the Rockets on November 25, 2020. But his time spent with Houston was short lived.

The Rockets waived Caboclo on January 14, 2021.

On August 14, 2021, the forward signed with São Paulo FC of the Navo Basquete Brasil (NBB). He averaged 23.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game. His team ended up winning the 2021-22 BCL Americas championship.

The 24-year-old can still play at a high level.

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Published at Fri, 26 Aug 2022 17:25:56 +0000