Facundo Campazzo Joins the Dallas Mavericks

Argentinian point guard Facundo Campazzo has signed with the Dallas Mavericks.

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Passing wiz Facundo Campazzo has joined the Dallas Mavericks, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Campazzo suited up for the Denver Nuggets in the past couple of seasons, averaging 5.1 points, 1.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.0 steals. However, Campazzo saw his playing time decrease in the latter part of the 2021-22 NBA season, especially in the playoffs when he only averaged 3.3 minutes per game.

Campazzo, who is turning 32 years of age this December, was not selected during the 2013 NBA Draft. But it was evident even then that he has excellent playmaking skills, and he showed that to a great extent during his illustrious career in international basketball. The 5-foot-10 point guard began his professional career in 2008 and was named the Argentine Cup Most Valuable Player in 2010. He then moved to the EuroLeague in 2014, playing for the popular basketball club Real Madrid.

During his stint with Real Madrid, he had the opportunity to join forces with Luka Doncic, who is now the face of the Mavericks franchise. Together, they helped Real Madrid win the championship in 2018, the same year that Doncic won the MVP award. So there’s no doubt that even though they’re both playmakers, Campazzo and Doncic know how to play best with each other.

Facundo Campazzo will join a Mavericks backcourt that just lost Jalen Brunson, who was their best ballhandler outside of Luka last season. Campazzo will be battling for playing time with the Mavericks’ other guards, a list that includes Josh Green, Spencer Dinwiddie, Tim Hardaway Jr., Jaden Hardy, and Frank Ntilikina.

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