With Houston Rockets newcomer Bruno Caboclo being largely unknown, let’s take a look at four of his biggest strengths and potential contributions.
Prior to the close of the trade deadline, Houston Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen reported that the Rockets were seeking to land another player and that they were willing to make the necessary moves to bring in someone who could land minutes.
This was a tall order considering how Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni seems to have an unclear method toward dishing out minutes, which is easily understood considering the lack of playing time he’s given Isaiah Hartenstein and Gary Clark, who was ultimately waived. According to Feigen, the Rockets also targeted Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood, who we previously mentioned as a possible target.
The Rockets eventually landed Memphis Grizzlies forward Bruno Caboclo, which was an interesting move because they traded Jordan Bell, who could provide a number of things to the Rockets. On top of that, Caboclo is still recovering from a knee injury, which he suffered on January 13th.
One of the things Caboclo is most famous for is being referred to by Fran Fraschilla as being “two years away from being two years away”, which was said about him on draft day in 2014. With Caboclo being largely an unknown, let’s take a look at three things he brings to the table for the Houston Rockets. Since there has been such a small sample size from Caboclo in the NBA, we’ll factor in his G League performances in addition to his NBA career.