The Boston Celtics have waived forward Bruno Caboclo, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Caboclo was signed to an Exhibit 10 contract on August 26.
Sources: The Celtics have waived forward Bruno Caboclo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 20, 2022
At 26 years old, Caboclo has seven years of NBA experience and last appeared in the league during the 2020-21 season, when he played in six games for the Houston Rockets. He holds career averages of 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds.
Jay King of The Athletic reported on August 3 that the Celtics would host a training camp competition to fill out the final spots on the roster, and Caboclo was a part of the group of players that they brought in. Others include Noah Vonleh, Justin Jackson, Jake Layman, and Denzel Valentine.
The news of Caboclo’s release comes just a few hours after it was revealed that big man Robert Williams will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery. Williams is set to miss 4-6 weeks, which could bleed into the regular season, meaning that Boston could be on the hunt for alternative options.
Opening up a training camp spot gives the Celtics some extra flexibility if they wanted to bring in players on Exhibit 9 or 10 deals. They now have two open roster spots on their 20-man training camp roster.