After the Minnesota made official the incorporation of Leandro bolmaro, who signed a contract for four seasons, with two of them guaranteed and the rest at the discretion of the franchise, Chris Finch, coach of the Timberwolves, referred to the brand new incorporation and He did not hesitate to praise the Argentine.
“Is someone who is not afraidThat’s the way I could see him when I followed the training sessions with Argentina. He is someone who competes, knows how to play and who fits together with all the pieces that we have“Finch said at a press conference.
In addition, along the same lines, he added: “We have no other expectation than to play strong. He can defend various positions and is a fair player for our system. We want you to come, work hard and your time will come, talented players always make a place for themselves in the league. “
Bolmaro will surely have a season of transition and rotation within a team that ended the past of the NBA with a record of 23 wins and 49 losses and far from the playoff spots.
Bolmaro achieves a record
The guard – at 21 years and four days – is the youngest Argentine player to sign a contract in history. The one who held this record was Carlos Delfino, who signed his first NBA contract –with the Detroit Pistons – in 2004, when Lancha was 21 years, 10 months and 14 days old.
After a few days of waiting, and anxiety, the Cordoba was officially announced as a Wolves player, in a ceremony held at the Target Center, the team’s stadium. He joins, as an Argentine, Facu Campazzo (Denver), Gabriel Deck (Oklahoma) and Luca Vildoza (New York Knicks, although his contract is not guaranteed).
Quartet in the NBA
With this contract, Leandro Bolmaro he becomes the fourth player from Cordoba to play in the most important league in the world. Previously, they were FAbricio Oberto, Pablo Prigioni and currently there is Facundo Campazzo, who came to the Denver Nuggets last season. Also, Prigioni will be one of Bolmaro’s coaches at the Wolves.
At the same time, in Las Varillas they inflate their chests because in the city, that does not exceed 20,000 inhabitants, he has his second player in the NBA. First it was Oberto, who became champion with San Antonio Spurs in 2007. Now Bolmaro joins. Amazing.
Arrives from Barcelona
Last June, After becoming champion of the Spanish ACB League with Barcelona, the road to the NBA began. The arrival was delayed due to procedures and negotiations. However, by the end of 2020, Bolmaro was drafted by the New York Knicks in 23rd place, the highest position of an Argentine player. Then the Knicks traded him to the Timberwolves