A team that imposes itself from above, that is what the Denver Nuggets for the new season NBA. This bet, as argued by the highest authorities of the franchise, is the reason why it was decided not to renew the contract to Facundo Campazzowho still remains a free agent.
”Facu gave his heart and soul when he was here. He was loved in the locker roomNuggets manager Calvin Booth said.this Monday at the press conference held in Denver, within the club, on an official day for the media ahead of the new season.
Campazzo played two seasons with the Nuggets (Reuter).
When asked why the Argentine’s contract was not renewed, he said: “As I said before, we wanted to try to be a slightly bigger team and we didn’t think it was absolutely necessary to have a real point guard like Facu, so we make a decision to move in one direction different”.
Booth praised the Cordovan for his reaction to the reduction in playing time last year, considering that he is “a competitor.” “I know that I probably wanted to play more. But these are things that happen”added.
In his rookie season in the basketball elite (2020-2021), Facu averaged 6.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 21.9 minutes per game with the Nuggets. One year later, his presence in the rotation lost and he accumulated 5.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 18.2 minutes.
Facu comes from having a great performance in the AmeriCup with Argentina (EFE).
The most striking thing was the drop in minutes that the point guard had in the playoff games. In the 2020-2021 playoffs, Campazzo played an average of 27 minutes in 10 postseason games, averaging 9.3 points, 3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. While, in the last season he only averaged 3.4 minutes in four games without leaving a mark on the statistics.
For this new beginning of the NBA, the Nuggets, again with the Serbian Nikola Jockic as a reference (MVP of the last two seasons), start a new project in which they hope to once again have the best versions of jamal murray Y Michael Porter Jr., who were injured for a long time last year.
The interested in Campazzo
With the start of the NBA just around the corner, nothing is certain yet regarding Campazzo’s future. The season begins on October 18, and as the Cordovan already said, he intends to continue in the basketball elite for another year. Within the possibilities that come to light, teams such as San Antonio Spurs , phoenix suns , Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves.
The two that seem to be more advanced in terms of signing the Argentine are the Suns and San Antonio. The chance of the Phoenix team gained strength after the German point guard Denis Schroder, go to Los Angeles Lakers . For its part, the spurs let go of their star point guard, Dejounte Murray, to the Atlanta Hawksafter they failed to qualify for the playoffs, so a gap can be opened for Facu in the squadwhich currently only has Tre Jones as its guard.
Campazzo could reach the club where Manu Ginóbili shone
As for the Timberwolves, the advantage they have is that Paul Prigioni coach of the selection champion of Americais also the assistant for the Minnesota team. If he ends up in Dallas, the 31-year-old point guard would play again with Luka Doncić the star of the franchise, with whom he played in the real Madrid.
The europe deals
Although Campazzo’s wish is to continue in the NBA, he also has offers from the Old Continent on the table. Since July, when he was left without a team, the first to approach him with an offer was Real Madrid, a club that had him in its ranks between 2014 and 2020 (He was on loan for two years at UCAM Murcia). Another one that sounds is Fenerbahce, current Turkish champion.
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