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Bruno Correa Fernandes Caboclo (born September 21, 1995) is a Brazilian professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he plays the small forward position.

Bruno Caboclo
No. 5 – Memphis Grizzlies
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1995-09-21) September 21, 1995 (age 23)
Osasco, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014Esporte Clube Pinheiros
20142018Toronto Raptors
2014–2015Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2015–2018Raptors 905
2018Sacramento Kings
2018Reno Bighorns
2018–2019Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2019–presentMemphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Osasco, Brazil, Caboclo was raised in Barueri and Pirapora do Bom Jesus in the state of São Paulo.[1] At age 13, he began playing basketball for Grêmio Recreativo Barueri, a social club that invites children from local public schools to play sports.[2]

In January 2013, Caboclo linked up with coach Rafael Franco at Score Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. In his first game, against top-five-ranked junior college Vincennes University, the 6'9" forward with an almost 7'7" wingspan missed three-pointer after three-pointer. Coach Franco told Caboclo he had to be aggressive and had to rebound, and the scoring would come, and was temporarily banned from shooting threes.[2]

Professional careerEdit

In April 2013, Caboclo returned to Brazil and signed with Pinheiros of the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB).[2] In 2013–14, he played 17 games, averaging 4.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

On June 26, 2014, Caboclo was selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors.[3][4] During draft night, Caboclo was infamously reported by Fran Fraschilla during his selection that he was "two years away from being two years away."[5] On July 9, 2014, he signed with the Raptors and joined them for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[6] On November 21, 2014, he made his NBA debut against the Milwaukee Bucks. In 12 minutes of action, he recorded 8 points, 1 rebound and 1 block in the 124–83 win.[7] On December 25, 2014, he was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.[8] He was recalled by the Raptors on January 1, 2015 after appearing in three games for the Mad Ants while averaging 4.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 13.0 minutes per game.[9] He was reassigned to the Mad Ants on February 18,[10] and recalled again on March 8.[11]

In July 2015, Caboclo re-joined the Raptors for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[12] On September 29, 2015, the Raptors exercised their third-year team option on Caboclo's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season.[13] During the 2015–16 and 2016–17 seasons, he had multiple assignments with Raptors 905 of the NBA Development League.[14][15] In April 2017, Caboclo led Raptors 905 to the D-League Finals. In Game 3 of the series, Caboclo led the way with a game-high 31 points and 11 rebounds as Raptors 905 downed the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 122–96 to take the best-of-three series 2–1.[16][17]

On February 8, 2018, Caboclo was traded to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Malachi Richardson.[18] On March 23, he was assigned to the Reno Bighorns,[19] Sacramento's G League affiliate and recalled two days later.[20]

On August 20, 2018, Caboclo signed a training camp contract with the Houston Rockets.[21] He was waived on October 13.[22] He was then added to the training camp roster of the Rockets’ G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[23]

On January 24, 2019, Caboclo signed with the Memphis Grizzlies on a 10-day contract.[24] On February 3, 2019, Caboclo signed a second 10-day contract.[25] On February 13, 2019, Caboclo signed a multi-year contract with the Grizzlies.[26] On March 25 he recorded his first double-double and scored a career high 24 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder.[27]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Toronto 8 0 2.9 .333 .667 .000 .3 .0 .0 .1 1.3
2015–16 Toronto 6 1 7.2 .083 .143 .000 .3 .2 .3 .2 .5
2016–17 Toronto 9 0 4.4 .375 .333 .000 1.1 .4 .2 .1 1.6
2017–18 Toronto 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 .000 .5 .5 .5 .0 .0
2017–18 Sacramento 10 0 10.0 .310 .200 .833 2.1 .3 .2 .4 2.6
2018–19 Memphis 34 19 23.5 .427 .369 .840 4.6 1.5 .4 1.0 8.3
Career 69 20 14.7 .392 .344 .839 2.8 .9 .3 .6 4.9

National team careerEdit

Caboclo has been a member of the senior Brazilian national basketball team. With Brazil, he played at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup[28] and at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Destaque da LDB, Bruno Caboclo é selecionado por equipe da NBA". Esporte.gov.br (in Portuguese). June 27, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Herbert, James (July 3, 2014). "How Bruno Caboclo got here". CBSSports.com. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  3. ^ Rothstein, Ethan (June 26, 2014). "Raptors select Bruno Caboclo with 20th pick in 2014 NBA Draft". SBNation.com. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Zucker, Joseph (June 26, 2014). "Bruno Caboclo to Toronto Raptors: Latest News, Reaction and Analysis". BleacherReport.com. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  5. ^ http://hashtagbasketball.com/toronto-raptors/content/bruno-caboclo-still-2-years-from-being-2-years-away
  6. ^ "Raptors Sign First-Round Pick Bruno Caboclo". NBA.com. July 9, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Williams scores 22 as Raptors beat Bucks 124-83". NBA.com. November 21, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  8. ^ "Caboclo Assigned To Fort Wayne Mad Ants". NBA.com. December 25, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
  9. ^ "Raptors Recall Caboclo From Mad Ants". NBA.com. January 1, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Raptors Reassign Caboclo To Mad Ants". NBA.com. February 18, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  11. ^ Siddiqi, Zarar (March 8, 2015). "Bruno Caboclo Recalled from D-League". RaptorsRepublic.com. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  12. ^ "Raptors ready to double down on Bruno Caboclo". Sportsnet.ca. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  13. ^ "Raptors Exercise 16-17 Options On Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira". RealGM.com. September 29, 2015. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  14. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  15. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  16. ^ "Bruno Caboclo leads Raptors 905 to D-League crown". CBC.ca. April 27, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  17. ^ "2017 NBA D-League Finals: Raptors 905 Defeat Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 2-1". NBA.com. April 28, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  18. ^ "Kings Acquire Bruno Caboclo". NBA.com. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  19. ^ Jones, Jason (March 23, 2018). "Kings assign seldom-used forward to the G League". SacBee.com. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  20. ^ "Kings' Bruno Caboclo: Recalled from G-League". CBSSports.com. March 25, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  21. ^ "Rockets Sign Bruno Caboclo". NBA.com. August 20, 2018. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  22. ^ "Rockets Waive Four Players". NBA.com. October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  23. ^ "Rio Grande Valley Vipers Finalize Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  24. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Bruno Caboclo to 10-day contract". NBA.com. January 24, 2019. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  25. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Bruno Caboclo to second 10-day contract". NBA.com. February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  26. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Bruno Caboclo to multi-year contract". NBA.com. February 13, 2019. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  27. ^ "Caboclo's career-high 24 points lead Grizzlies past Thunder". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  28. ^ Bruno CABOCLO (BRA).

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