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The NBA teams that could sign Facundo Campazzo

The Argentine Facundo Campazzo is one of the unrestricted free agents that raises the most questions in the NBA Market. The point guard still has not found a team and time is short for the 31-year-old player, considering that the teams are already beginning to complete their rosters for the next 2022-2023 season. Although rumors indicate that some franchises plan to sign Campazzo, after spending two years in Denver, they have not yet reached an agreement.

Under the direction of Michael Malone in the Colorado team, he was able to stand out in his defensive facet, being a key piece as a hunting dog from midfield, providing steals and marks that were difficult to overcome, as well as an intensity that infected his teammates. He played 130 games in two seasons, starting only 23. He averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.1 steals, in addition to 32.8% in triples (in his first season he had a record of 35.2% in long distance).

It should be remembered that the player is still paying for his release clause from Real Madrid, so economics can be a determining factor in choosing your next contract. Although Campazzo could get some superior offer in Europe compared to the minimum wages in the NBA, the Cordovan made it clear that his intention is to continue playing in the United States.

The Argentine point guard he will not be able to sign with any of the 10 teams that already have at least 15 guaranteed contracts for the next campaign, so it is almost ruled out that he will play in Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards.

In this way, there are seven franchises that no longer have exceptions available and can only offer minimum contracts. In the case of Campazzo, taking into account that he played two years in the league, that contract would be exactly $1,836,090, less than what he earned during his stay with the Nuggets (3.1 million as a rookie and $3 million as sophomore). The franchises that could receive it with a minimum contract they could be the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, LA Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers.

also exists another group of teams that still have their bi-annual exception, which can be used once every two years as its name implies and allows players to be signed for a maximum of $4,105,000. The teams that could offer it are Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors.

In addition, among those eight franchises, the Hornets, Spurs and Suns have a mid-level exception in their possession, valid for 10.5 million, perhaps a figure too high for the value that the league places on it. For this reason, it is unlikely that Facu will receive an offer above the 4.1 million bi-annual offer. Beyond his capabilities as a proven role player, his market value is not that great. Remember that bi-annual exception is the same one the Denver Nuggets used to get Campazzo two years ago.

There is a third franchise option that could pay just over 4.1 million, among which are the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks, since they have the so-called mid-level room exception, valid for 5.4 million. There are even two teams that appear above this step, the Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets, who could reach a contract of 6.5 million with the exception of tax-payer mid-level.

It is important to know that it is not necessary for the franchises to offer the total of their exceptions, since they have the possibility of splitting those contracts to sign more than one player. That means that of those 6.5 million from the mid-level for tax-payers, they can offer a lower figure.

Thinking about the equipment scheme, Campazzo would fit very well in San Antonio Spurs, where he would find the place for the collective game and would shine with the assists that stood out during his time in Europe. Plus, he wouldn’t be outshone by Dejounte Murray, the franchise’s last star, since he left for the Atlanta Hawks. He would be directed by Gregg Popovich, a coach linked to FIBA ​​basketball and with knowledge of European sports, so he may feel related to the Argentine. The Texans are a young team that needs an experienced player and Facu can provide a mentor from the vast number of finals and games he played.

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