EThe future of Facundo Campazzo does not go through Denverbut yes for the NBA. Or that is at least what the Argentine base intends. there is at least five franchises that have you on their agenda for next summer. There are several general managers who consider that it is underused in the Nuggets and that in his teams he performed at a good level thanks above all to his defensive intensity.
In the loss to the SunsCampazzo again stayed without playing. He has not participated in eight of the last 17 meetings. Of those he has played, in four of them he was on the track for less than two minutesbeing especially hard to dispute only 11 seconds against the Warriors. His season averages are 5.2 points, 3.4 assists and 18.6 minutes in 63 gamestwo fewer than he had in his first campaign in the NBA.
Gone are those months of December and January when I spent 20 minutes on average: 25.9 in the last month of 2021 and 20.8 in the first of 2022. His weight in the Nuggets has been declining over time. Due to injuries from Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. He had more presence on the track, but now, without either of them having returned, he has fallen to the bottom of the rotation. The noob Bones Hyland it happened to him a long time ago and Bryn Forbesarrived in January, has also taken away minutes.
During the current course, statistics appeared that left Campazzo in a bad place due to the +/-, the difference in team points when a player is on the court. Not long ago, Argentine fans criticized Will Barton that he carried a -9 during his minutes in three games. JJ Redickformer player and now NBA analyst through an interesting podcast, assured that “Facu has been crushed because he has prevented his team from winning games. You have to support the player of your country, but a -9 in a streak of three games does not mean anything.”
And coach Mike Malone, reinforced
The thing is, Campazzo has no future in Denver. Coach Mike Malone has reached an agreement to extend his contract with the franchise, which has already put the point guard on the exit ramp before the winter market closed. There was interest from several teams, but none wanted to give what the Nuggets asked for the Argentine to complete the operation, especially knowing that in summer they can have him for free, because the contract ends. That will be when you move in.
The Argentine, who is earning $3.2 million this season, wants to stay in the NBA despite how hard this course is being done. He is convinced that he has a place in the best League in the world and, despite the Real Madrid’s insistence that he return to Europehis desire is to continue United States. The whites, knowing that the base position is the weak point of your squadThey have contacted him on several occasions, but so far they have not been able to convince him. Only not finding the contract he longs for in the NBA could make Campazzo return to the white club, to which he is still paying his exit clause.