Denver Nuggets was out of the race for the ring: what will be the future of Facundo Campazzo

An early denouement for the original planning. A team was designed to go much further, even when the injuries of two of its stars threatened those interests. The road is over for Denver Nuggets, which fell 4-1 to the Golden State Warriors, a Colorado franchise playoff exit spells the end of the second season for Facundo Campazzo. A chapter with a very strange taste, too bitter. And in this context, a range of questions opens up about what his future will be within the NBA.

It will not be an immediate resolution. The Argentine point guard will have to wait to find out where his career will continue. And that’s because the NBA timing will determine whether any franchise plans to offer him a deal. The Argentine’s contract with Denver ends on June 30, that is, after that date he will be a free agent. What does it mean? That he will be able to negotiate without restrictions with any organization to continue in the most powerful league on the planet. Before that date no one will go for his services because they should pay Denver an amount for that transfer.

Campazzo in the last 14 games of the regular season barely played 17 minutes; Minnesota, Chicago, San Antonio, Cleveland and Atlanta appear on the horizonROCKY WIDNER – NBAE / Getty Images

A similar situation was experienced at the time of the trade (the transfer window), since several teams were interested in having Campazzo, but did not advance because they had to spend money that they could avoid if they waited until June.

“For the next few years, I dream of staying in this league as long as I can. What the physicist and the talent give me. Later it will be seen. Real Madrid was always my home and, if they want me, I could easily come back”, he said a couple of weeks ago, in his column in LA NACION.

Facundo Campazzo appears in the list of several organizations that could tempt him in the next free agency
Facundo Campazzo appears in the list of several organizations that could tempt him in the next free agency

Given this scenario: What will be the future of Campazzo? Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, chicago bulls Y Atlanta HawksThey appear on the horizon. Even, a few hours ago, some media in the United States assure that it is added to the list Indiana Pacers. Even when certain media claimed that the Argentine was closer to returning to Europe than continuing in the NBA, a post appeared on Twitter by David Carro Funes, his representative in the United States, in which he clarified: “Faced with nonsense rumors, we firmly affirm that the future of @facucampazzo is linked to the @nba to continue fulfilling the dream for which he has fought so hard.“Said the agent, a member of Octagon, the company that also represents players like Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The end of Campazzo in Denver seems only a matter of time, there is nothing to believe that Michael Malone wants to retain the Argentine. In the last game against the Warriors he barely participated in just 3 minutes and in the previous one only 23 seconds. To better understand, in the second stage of the regular season he played very little and in the last 14 games he played just under 17 minutes. Even in the playoff series against the Golden State Warriors he played just 12 minutes and most were the so-called “junk minutes” (the last moments of a game with the game defined).

Facundo Campazzo defending Stephen Curry;  the Argentine played just 12 minutes in the series against the Golden State Warriors
Facundo Campazzo defending Stephen Curry; the Argentine played just 12 minutes in the series against the Golden State WarriorsAAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images – Denver Post

There are several signs that put Campazzo in the NBA next season. While Chicago has appeared on the scene in the last week and a few days ago it was Atlanta Hawks The one who began to think about the Argentine, the Bleacher Report medium made a report with the list of free agents for the next market, and placed Campazzo in the path of the Hawks, which allows us to understand that they value the Argentine in the NBA it is their idea of ​​collective play and commitment. They focus on Campazzo’s ability to spread the game and analyze the good work he did in the playoffs last season in the series against the Portland Trail Blazer, especially on defense: “Wear the stars. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum of Portland suffered. His quickness allows him to put pressure on opposing offensive players. That kind of pressure isn’t common in the NBA, so when it’s consistent in the playoffs, opposing shooting guards wear down as the series goes on.”

They will be days of calm, without too many signs, although they will work in silence to keep Campazzo in the NBA. The future of the Cordovan will have a clearer scenario from the first days of July and the choice of his new team will always be linked to aspirations. The Argentine wants to compete and that will not resign him.