Breaking down Bruno: Analyzing Caboclo’s sophomore year with the Raptors

Title: Breaking down Bruno: Analyzing Caboclo’s sophomore year with the Raptors
Date: April 11, 2016
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: For my latest at Sportsnet, I did a deep dive into the development of sophomore Bruno Caboclo.

The Toronto Raptors expedited the debut of the Raptors 905 in large part to facilitate the development of Bruno Caboclo. The 20th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Caboclo essentially red-shirted his rookie year and entered the inaugural 905 campaign as the face of the team and its most important project.

Thanks to the existence of the team, the work of head coach Jesse Mermuys and his staff, and all the minutes he could handle, Caboclo’s de facto freshman season went about as well as the organization could have hoped. Fran Fraschilla famously described Caboclo as “two years away from being two years away,” and Caboclo’s rapid improvements—the most important of them mental—have been such that Fraschilla’s prediction may end up being off by a year. Or more.

Continue reading at Sportsnet.

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