The Houston Rockets have traded newly-acquired Jordan Bell to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for 6-9 forward Bruno Caboclo.
One day after making a huge trade that sent Clint Capela to Atlanta in exchange for Robert Covington and Jordan Bell, the Houston Rockets have sent Bell to Memphis for Bruno Caboclo. The trade was announced by Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday afternoon.
Also included in the latest Woj bomb was another detail about the teams exchanging second-round picks. According to a follow-up tweet, “Memphis has the right to swap the least favorable of Dallas’ and Miami’s second-round picks in 2023 for Houston’s second-round pick in 2023 — as long as Houston’s pick is not 31 or 32.
According to Rockets insider Alykhan Bijani, Houston has had their eyes on Caboclo for a while:
Now in his fifth season in the NBA, Caboclo recently spent time on a training camp contract with the Houston Rockets in 2018 before ultimately ending up with the Memphis Grizzlies. According to a Grizzlies PR post on Twitter on January 17th, Caboclo hyperextended his left knee on January 13th, which came with a 4-6 week timetable to return.
Over his career, Bruno has appeared in just 91 total games, so it will be interesting to see what the Rockets plan to do with the 24-year-old.
We’ll have more updates regarding Caboclo and other trade deadline moves as they happen.