Facundo Campazzo defines his future: he waits for the NBA, Real Madrid tempts him and Partizán takes him

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Two weeks after the start of the NBA 2022-23, and in full dispute of the pre-season matches, Facundo Campazzo maintains the illusion of finding a new team to continue playing in the United States.

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The 31-year-old Argentine, recent champion of the America’s Cup with the Argentina national team and a member of the competition’s ideal quintet, he became a free agent last July after two seasons in Denver Nuggetsbut dreams of remaining in the elite.

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In line with his desire, it was learned that Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks they set their sights on him, albeit with no immediate intention of hiring him, as they had already made up their squad for the next campaign.

In this context, the most concrete possibility in the NBA is that of the San Antonio Spurs, where the Argentine flag is always well seen. the exit of Joyful Murraywho left for the Atlanta Hawks, opened a point guard spot that could be filled Campazzo. Greg Popovich, the historic Spurs coach sees him with good eyes.

“I’ve done all the home move (from Denver), so now it remains to know which team it is and move there”, commented the emergence from the Club Atlético Peñarol de Mar del Plata.

Europe waits

Until none of the possibilities that appear from American basketball materialize, the real Madrid await the return of whoever it was twice Euroleague champion (2015 and 2018) and three-time ACB League champion (2015, 2018 and 2019) dressed in white.

According to the Spanish journalist Carlos Sánchez Blas, there are open negotiations between Campazzo and Merengue and a debt the basketball player owes to the White House could cooperate on his return. They insist on him, understanding that he would give even more quality to a squad full of figures.

The Argentine point guard has to pay the Madrid team part of his six million euro clause, after his departure from Spain in late 2020. However, it was established that he would pay a percentage of his salary every year, so he has no emergencies and will continue to wait until the last moment for a chance of the NBA.

Another of the strong proposals from Europe is that of Partizan in Belgrade, one of the giants of Serbian basketball who returns to the Euroleague this season.

According to what was revealed by the specialized site sportywhich cites Serbian journalistic sources, the club of the capital will publish in the next few hours a one-year contract proposal for Second place in the world with the Argentine national team in 2019.

After a long break, Partizan will return to the Euroleague this year, taking advantage of the defection of Russian teams (CSKA Moscow, Zenit St. Petersburg, Unics Kazan), which have been blocked for the duration of the war with Ukraine.

The team is led by a famous coach Zeljko Obradovic, 62 years old, and will open the continental season this Friday facing Alba Berlin, Germany, as a visitor.

Denver says his departure was to find a “bigger player”

Calvin Boothgeneral manager of Denver Nuggetscommented to the press that Campazzo left out of the team Michele Malone because “we are looking for a bigger player.

“Facundo gave his heart and soul when he was here. He was loved in the locker room. However, we wanted to try to be a slightly bigger team. and we didn’t think it was absolutely necessary to have a point guard like him. So we decided to move in a different direction “. cabin.

In addition, he praised the Argentine for how he reacted to last season’s lack of continuity, in which he averaged around 18 minutes per game and He only started 4 of the 65 games played by the Colorado franchise.

“I know I probably would have liked to have played more minutes, but these are things that happen throughout the season,” said the manager.

Source: Clarin

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