Bruno Caboclo's Agent Receives Death Threats For Breaking Contract

Once famously labeled "two years away from being two years away," Bruno Cabocolo never quite completed those four years the way the Toronto Raptors had hoped, and the Brazilian forward hasn't had a sniff of the NBA in nearly three years. 

He's making headlines now, nevertheless, as he and his agent are embroiled in controversy after allegedly breaking a contract with Italian team Reyer Venezia. His agency, however, claims it was only a "preliminary" contract, and not the real deal, allowing him to get out of it. Caboclo then signed with Partizan Belgrade.

As Hazan Spots Agency wrote in a statement to Sportando, they even received death threats from representatives of the Venice squad:

We knew from the beginning that we could leave at any point. The owner made a big mistake because the contract they made was very poorly written.
And It is my understanding that he wanted to protect himself because he is going into election. 

We tried every measure to try and pay the buyout a long time ago but they just wanted to ruin my name and the players name, thinking that the pressure would get to us. They even sent people to threaten to kill me on my social media platforms.

FIBA ruled in Caboclo's favor, but the Venetian team says it will appeal, calling the decision “unfair”. They also accused Caboclo’s agency and KK Partizan of engaging in “illicit conduct.”

In the 2023 World Cup, Caboclo, now 28, averaged  16.4 points and 9.2 rebounds, while posting 16.9 points and 7.2 rebounds with German club Ulm in the 2022-23 EuroCup season. 

In the NBA, Caboclo averaged 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 105 games, in about 12 minutes per contest. 

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