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Grizzlies sign Bruno Caboclo to another 10-day deal

Bruno Caboclo

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed forward Bruno Caboclo to a second 10-day contract, according to the team.

Entering Sunday’s action against the New York Knicks, Caboclo had played in five games with the Grizzlies since signing his first 10-day deal on Jan. 24, averaging 6.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over 23.0 minutes per game while shooting 27.6 percent from the floor and 21.7 percent from 3-point range.

The 23-year-old was originally selected by the Toronto Raptors in the first round (20th pick overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft and immediately began to develop a cult following in Toronto.

While the fascination with Caboclo eventually became a running joke among Raptors fans, there was serious hope for Caboclo when Toronto first drafted him, as his length and athleticism had many thinking he could become a legitimate two-way player.

Obviously, that never happened in Toronto.

Caboclo played in just eight games during his rookie campaign, registering 1.3 points across a mere 2.9 minutes a night. The following year, he appeared in just six contests, and in the 2016-17 season, he played in nine games.

He was eventually traded to the Sacramento Kings midway through last season, but was not able to stick with the Kings.

Over the summer, the Brazilian then signed with the Houston Rockets, but he was waived in late October.

Given the Grizzlies’ situation and the fact that they are rebuilding, Caboclo should see a significant opportunity throughout the remainder of the season as Memphis assesses whether or not he can be a legitimate building block moving forward.