Luca Vildoza and the New York Knicks have reach an agreement on a four-year deal, and the Argentine guard is on the verge of joining the NBA club.
Vildoza could make his NBA debut this weekend, according to the New York Post.
The 6-foot-3 guard leaves the Spanish Liga Endessa to embark on his new challenge with the Knicks. The 25-year-old played four seasons for Baskonia, including 27 games in league play in 2020-21.
Luca Vildoza averaged 10.9 points and 3.7 assists this season in the Spanish League.
Referencing Spanish media reports, the New York Post said the Knicks could shell out up to $2 million to secure Vildoza’s buyout from Baskonia.
Vildoza’s new NBA contract is reportedly worth $13.6 million, according to ESPN.
Luca Vildoza impresses scout
Luca Vildoza exhibited his scoring and playmaking skills throughout his tenure with Baskonia, including a 17-point, five-assist effort on Jan. 17 over Real Betis.
“He’s tough, hard-nosed,” an NBA scout told the New York Post. “He’s an excellent passer, shooter and was consistent in Baskonia. He has a good feel for the game.”
Did you know?
Who was first Argentine point guard to play for the Knicks?
Pablo Prigioni, the oldest rookie in NBA history at age 35.
Prigioni, also a former Baskonia player, joined the Knicks in 2012 and played for them until 2015.
Now it’s Luca Vildoza’s turn.