Shams: Boston Celtics sign ex-Rockets big man Bruno Caboclo to camp deal

The Boston Celtics appear to be setting up quite the competition in training camp to fill the role of the team’s third center for the 2022-23 season, with Boston’s big man depth a minor if lingering issue. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that the Celtics are signing former Houston Rockets big Bruno Caboclo to a camp deal to compete for a roster spot.

Caboclo — not to be confused with fellow Houston (and Boston) center alum Bruno Fernando — played for the Rockets in their 2021-22 campaign, putting up 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in a mere 6 minutes of floor time.

Presumably, the Celtics would be looking to fill a bigger role more akin to what the former 20th pick of the 2014 NBA draft played for the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2018-19 season that saw him log 8.3 points, 4.6 boards, 1.5 assists, and a block per game over 23.5 minutes a contest.

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