Phoenix is one of the team following Facundo Campazzo. But those teams all have the same issue. “His buyout is too pricey, very hard to get him out of (Real Madrid),” an NBA scout told Infobae.
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Julian Mozo: There were some teams interested in Facundo Campazzo, like the Nuggets who had two obstacles: His high release clause and Facu’s wishes. “We didn’t have any talks yet, but we believe he prefers to stay in Real Madrid”, they told me.
Facundo Campazzo talked about a possible move to the NBA as well as his target with Argentina in the 2019 Basketball World Cup. Here is what the Argentinian guard of Real Madrid told the Argentinian outlet La Nacion: On playing in the NBA in the future: “I used to be obsessed with the NBA, but not anymore. I re-signed with Real Madrid and I have two years left in the contract and I can display my talents with a big club, but yes the contract includes an NBA-out clause.”
Real Madrid star guard and Spanish ACB League Finals MVP Facu Campazzo is attracting some serious attention from NBA teams. According to Spanish outlet AS, two unnamed NBA teams are interested in potentially signing Campazzo. One of them is actually willing to extend “an interesting offer” to the Argentinian guard.
Campazzo, 28, has established himself as the starting point guard of Real Madrid in the last two years, following his return from a loan to UCAM Murcia. In an interview with Eurohoops prior to the EuroLeague Final Four, he said that he used to be “obsessed” with making an NBA team but he feels more relaxed about making it to the league now.
Real Madrid fans are sure delighted because you are living the best moment of your career but, at the same time, they should be worried because many NBA scouts will be waiting for you… Facundo Campazzo: Maybe in previous years I was obsessed with the NBA or I was pressing myself… I was really obsessed. But now I am in a more relaxed, in a calmer stage and that’s why I renewed my contract for three years here
Nets Daily: The game featured Shayne Whittington, a 6’10” PF, and Facundo Campazzo, a 5’10” guard. @oscardlfg of El Correo Gallegos reported it first.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Argentina’s @Facundo Campazzo, 25, hopes to make leap to NBA, starting with summer league. “I feel the time is right,” guard tells @The Vertical. Campazzo plays for @UCAMMurcia, on loan from Real Madrid. He had a strong 2016 Olympics w/ @ManuGinobili. Small, but skilled, tough-minded.
As for Campazzo, he has to make a decision next summer. He fared well against Olympic competition, averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 assists, and he competed favorably against NBA players. “He’s an NBA player, I believe,” Scola said. “He’s good for today’s NBA, the pace is very fast. He needs to work on some areas of his game, but he’s getting better year after year and I think it’s a matter of when he takes the chance to come here. It’s going to be difficult for him to come in a very good situation like a three-year guarantee — a good contract. It’s going to be more like, come in, earning a spot, making a team, getting into the rotation, proving you can play.
“There will be a lot of issues with his size, his body will always be against him, and he needs to come here and prove that it doesn’t matter, that he can play basketball. It’s a question of when he wants to make that step When is the time right? “The older you are, the more difficult it is,” Scola said. “When you’re younger, you’re by yourself, you move around, it doesn’t matter. You just grab a bag, go to a hotel and it’s fine. When you’re older, your margin of error is less and you don’t want to make a mistake. Family comes into play and kids come into play. You don’t have the same energy as when you’re in your early 20s.”
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October 14, 2019 | 1:30 pm EDT Update
Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks have requested waivers on guard Jaylen Adams and forward Luke Maye. Adams appeared in two games this preseason and averaged 4.5 pts and 3.0 rebs in 13.0 mpg. Maye appeared in three games this preseason and averaged 2.3 pts and 1.3 rebs in 5.8 mpg.
The Clippers’ offense has quietly been bad to start the preseason — and that’s with two of their games coming against non-NBA opponents. The team has had sloppy, disjointed offensive performances for large stretches of their four games. The Clippers have posted a 99.8 offensive rating in the preseason, the 19th-best mark in the league. That rating would have been dead last in the league last season — behind the 30th-ranked New York Knicks — by over four points per 100 possessions.
Harrell’s situation is more complicated. Offensively, he’s probably the team’s best option at the 5. Green offers more stretch, and Zubac has the size to screen and crash the glass, but Harrell’s ability to score from the post and bulldoze his way to the rim gives the Clippers a valuable paint presence. His passing is emerging, which may be the element that cements his status as a closer. But on the other end of the floor, Harrell, who is closer to 6-foot-7 than his listed height of 6-8, is limited by his size. His 7-4 wingspan partially makes up for that, but when the Clippers face elite 5s like Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic or Anthony Davis, rolling with Zubac or Green might make more sense because of their larger frames and superior defense and rebounding.
October 14, 2019 | 12:43 pm EDT Update
The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the 2020-21 contract options for center Jarrett Allen and guard/forward Dzanan Musa. Allen appeared in 80 games (all starts) in the 2018-19 season, registering averages of 10.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.4 assists in 26.2 minutes per game. The Texas native was named a MTN DEW ICE Rising Star and participated in the Rising Stars game for Team USA during All-Star weekend in Charlotte. In the 2019 NBA Playoffs, Allen started five games for the Nets, averaging 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22.0 minutes versus the Philadelphia 76ers. The 21-year-old, who was selected by Brooklyn with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has appeared in 152 career games (111 starts), averaging 9.6 points, 7.0 rebounds 1.4 blocks and 1.0 assists in 23.3 minutes per contest.
“We are as excited as we were 20 years ago. The hope is that over time this builds into a 2011-type run,” Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said from his office. A big American flag hangs behind his desk, but when it comes to looking for good players in far-off places, the Mavericks are well traveled. Today, it’s Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis; 20 years ago, it was Dirk Nowitzki, then a 21-year-old German entering his second NBA season. Dirk’s emergence in the 1999-00 season injected hope into a franchise with the NBA’s second-worst record in the 1990s. Since that year, the Mavs have the second-best record, have made many deep playoff runs, and in 2011, finally won a title.