Caboclo is dealing with a sore right knee and will not be available for Friday's game against the Celtics. It's not immediately clear how long Caboclo will be out due to the soreness, but his absence will not affect the Raptors' rotation for Friday's contest, as he has played just 11 minutes all season.
Caboclo was recalled Sunday from the D-League's Raptors 905. Caboclo finished Saturday's game against the Red Claws with just two points (1-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), four rebounds and a block over 25 minutes. He's been recalled to Toronto, but considering Caboclo has played in just six games for the Raptors this season, he's not a member of the team's regular rotation and is currently off the fantasy radar.
Caboclo (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 121-117 loss to the Cavaliers. With Jared Sullinger (foot) and Delon Wright (shoulder) occupying the Raptors' two inactive spots for every game this season, Caboclo has been available off the bench, but coach Dwane Casey has yet to call his number. Though he's now been a member of the organization for three seasons, Caboclo is still supremely raw, and unlikely to contribute with the Raptors in 2016-17. He's made just 14 career appearances at the NBA level.
Caboclo is in the starting lineup for Monday's preseason game against the Nuggets. With DeMarre Carroll getting the game off for additional rest, Caboclo will move into the starting lineup in his place. However, he'll likely have to split the additional minutes with the likes of Terrence Ross and Norman Powell, so that could cut into Caboclo's elevated playing time. Caboclo is currently slated to be a reserve option at small forward once the regular season opens, so Monday provides another opportunity to prove his worth as a player deserving a spot in the regular rotation.
Caboclo recorded 11.0 points, 4.0 rebinds and 1.2 assists per game in five Las Vegas Summer League contests. In his first two seasons with the Raptors, Caboclo has appeared in just 14 games. Toronto drafted the Brazilian prospect in 2014 with the notion that he would be a long-term project. While many will view his first two seasons as a bust, it's important to remember that Caboclo is still just 20 years old and developing his game. His solid production throughout summer league play serves as a reminder that of his talents, but with DeMarre Carroll and Terrence Ross ahead of him in the pecking order, Caboclo will likely only hold value in the deepest of leagues.
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