Report: Kings not tendering Bruno Caboclo a qualifying offer

Former Toronto Raptors forward Bruno Caboclo (Bob Frid/CP)

From “two years away from being two years away” to nearly being out of the league.

The Sacramento Kings won’t tender restricted free agent Bruno Caboclo a qualifying offer, ESPN’s Chris Haynes is reporting.

The qualifying offer would’ve come at around $3.5 million and seeing that Caboclo had only got into 35 career games, averaging 1.5 points per game in that span on 28.2 per cent shooting in four NBA seasons, it makes sense that Sacramento would be looking to move on from the Brazilian forward.

First taken 20th overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2014 NBA Draft, Caboclo was seen as a high-risk, high-reward type pick because of his impressive measurables (he stands at six-foot-nine with a seven-foot-seven wingspan) but had a raw, unrefined skill set.

Because of this, on draft night in 2014, the Raptors and Caboclo were mocked a bit by ESPN commentator Fran Fraschilla, who stated Caboclo was “two years away from being two years away.”

Caboclo spent most of his three-and-a-half seasons in Toronto with the club’s G League team, Raptors 905, averaging 12.8 points in 107 games played and helping the Mississauga, Ont. based club to win a championship in 2017.

At the NBA trade deadline the past season, the Raptors flipped Caboclo for guard Malachi Richardson.

Currently 22 years old, while Caboclo is still young, given the dearth of results to show at the NBA level it’s unclear now just where his NBA career will go from here.


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