The Toronto Raptors are looking to explore more options to boost their roster ahead of the preseason training camp. The team management on Tuesday announced that they are considering to experiment with forward Bruno Caboclo and center Lucas Nogueira as the 16th and 17th options in their roster. Both have third-year team options on their Rookie-scale contracts.
According to the league’s collective bargaining agreement, the Raptors can exercise the team option on both the above-mentioned guys till October 31.
6-foot-9 forward Bruno Caboclo was Toronto’s first-round pick of the 2014 NBA draft. The Brazilian native featured for both Raptors and NBA D-League affiliate Fort Wayne.
The tall forward of Brazilian descent averaged 1.3 points, 0.3 rebounds and 2.9 minutes in eight games with Toronto. He also posted 3.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 8.9 minutes in seven games with Fort Wayne.
7-foot center Nogueira was acquired by Toronto from Atlanta Hawks in June 2014. He also split his last season with the Raptors and D-League associate Fort Wayne.
Nogueira scored 1.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.5 minutes in six outings with Toronto. He also posted 8.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 20.0 minutes in four contests with Fort Wayne.
Both guys have a guaranteed deal in the 2016-17 season. For the first time since 2009, the Raptors will be missing power forward Amir Johnson. Johnson signed a two-year deal with the Boston Celtics this off-season.