The Toronto Raptors have assigned sophomores Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira to their NBA D-League Affiliate, Raptors 905, in time for the team’s inaugural game in Fort Wayne on Saturday November 14th. Both players spent time with the Mad Ants in Fort Wayne last season.
Caboclo and Nogueira have combined for just 6 minutes of playing time with the Raptors so far this season and the Raptors 905 provides an opportunity to work on their craft under the direction of head coach Jesse Mermuys who coached them in Summer League over the past two seasons and has been a Raptors assistant coach under the direction of Raptors head coach Dwane Casey.
CABOCLO AND NOGUEIRA ASSIGNED TO RAPTORS 905
The Toronto Raptors announced Friday they have assigned forward Bruno Caboclo (cuh-BO-clo) and centre Lucas Nogueira (no-GARE-uh) to Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Raptors. Both players are expected to be in uniform Saturday for the first game in Raptors 905 history when the club visits the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (7:30 p.m. ET).
Caboclo made his NBA season debut Wednesday at Philadelphia going scoreless in one minute. He appeared in eight games with the Raptors last season totaling 10 points, two rebounds and 23 minutes. He saw action in seven NBA D-League contests in 2014-15 with Fort Wayne, averaging 3.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 8.9 minutes. A native of Osasco, Brazil, Caboclo was selected 20th overall by Toronto in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Nogueira has appeared in two games this season with the Raptors, recording three points, one block and one steal in five minutes. In six games with Toronto last season, he totaled six points, 11 rebounds and 23 minutes. He also played in four NBA D-League games in 2014-15 with Fort Wayne, averaging 8.2 points, 10.0 rebounds and 20.1 minutes. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nogueira was selected 16th overall by Boston in the 2013 NBA Draft. He was acquired by Toronto in a trade with Atlanta along with Lou Williams for John Salmons and a 2015 second-round pick June 30, 2014.
Both Caboclo and Nogueira will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will remain on the team’s inactive list.