Luca Vildoza Rumors
It sure sounded as if Vildoza, currently in Spain, won’t be activated for the playoffs. Sources said Thibodeau was on board with the signing of the Spanish League combo guard, even if he never has seemed overly enthusiastic about overseas players. According to sources, getting through immigration amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be a process, but Vildoza will join the team in New York once he’s cleared by government officials.
Luca Vildoza said that his acquisition by the New York Knicks for his first-ever NBA stint marks a dream that came true. The Argentinian guard was officially signed by the Knicks, leaving Baskonia after the completion of the EuroLeague regular season.
Luca Vildoza: “The Argentinians [fans] go crazy with the NBA. You already see it in social media. The NBA is the best league in the world and you always want to get there, even though my dream as a kid has been to be in the EuroLeague. In the last few years, I realized that maybe I could take that step. The Knicks gave me the opportunity and I decided to take it. I don’t want to get stuck in a comfort zone and I wanted to take that step.”
What’s the advice that Campazzo gave him? “Hee told me that the 3-point line is very far and I will have to get used to it, but he told me that I will be happy and that is what gave me the most peace of mind.”
Vildoza could join the Knicks in time for the playoffs, but this signing is more about the future. Sources contend a handful of teams would have been interested in Vildoza as an August free agent. The Knicks’ three point guards — Elfrid Payton, Derrick Rose and Frank Ntilikina — all will be free agents after the season.