When the Toronto Raptors drafted center Bruno Caboclo, they knew they’d have a project on their hands. Currently the youngest player in the league, the 2014 first-round draft pick needs to not only needs his on-court game to mature but he needs his body to do the same.
Rather frail looking, the Toronto Raptors have put Bruno Caboclo on a eating plan that has the Brazilian consuming over 6,000 calories per day. Yes, that’s nearly three times the recommended 2,000 calories ‘diet’ recommended on many food labels.
Of course, most NBA athletes likely eat more than 2,000 calories a day but there’s no way they eat anything close to 6,000 calories on a daily basis. Well, maybe Oliver Miller did, but I regress.
Shockingly, Caboclo, who wasn’t expected to be a first-round pick did very well during the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League and posted averages of over 11 points and three rebounds. He also showed some versatility behind the arc, knocking down over a three per game.
That said, the Toronto Raptors didn’t draft him to place him out on the perimeter so it’s understandable as to why they want him to bulk up. He shouldn’t have much problem doing so given that calorie intake. Thankfully it’s all good food too considering the diet has been implemented by the Raptors and he’s simply not eating fast food hamburger after fast food hamburger in effort to bulk up.
Safe to say the player we saw drafted by the Raptors back in June may look nothing like the player we’ll see emerge at Toronto Raptors training camp.