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

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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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