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Check out this #BigRead profile of Bruno Caboclo from the latest issue of Sportsnet magazine.
The summer unveiling of Raptors 905, the Raptors new Development League affiliate based in Mississauga, was long overdue. But the team will have to quickly get up to speed focusing their efforts on Brazilian Bruno Caboclo, the team’s 1st round pick in 2014.
Caboclo will likely spend most of the season in Mississauga after playing eight games for the Raptors last season and averaging just under three minutes a game. With a 7’7” wingspan, Caboclo is an exciting but raw prospect whose time in the NBA Summer League was one of highs and lows. At only 20 years old, both physical and mental maturity are required for Caboclo. He offers tremendous promise but still needs to get his reps in and become properly acclimatized to the pro game.
But don’t expect the Raptors to bury him this season. In Mississauga, he’ll have the opportunity to do that and he’ll benefit from being close enough to Raptors coaches and management as well.
The evolution of Bruno Caboclo is going to be a fun one for Raptors fans to follow. It’s likely that Caboclo will get called up throughout the season and when that does happen, glimpses of what could be a key part of future playoff runs will be brief.
But he’ll be hard to miss.
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