Rumor has it that the San Antonio Spurs are eyeing a skilled Argentinian point guard who is currently playing for renowned Spanish club Real Madrid.
When it comes to San Antonio Spurs rumors, there’s a lot of room for error. The team usually keeps its intel airtight, only allowing people within the organization to get the scoops regarding what comes next. However, multiple sources are indicating that the Spurs and their rival, the Dallas Mavericks are both eyeing Real Madrid point guard Facundo Campazzo.
Considered the best player on arguably the best non-NBA basketball team in the world, Campazzo is a 5-foot-10 point guard whose passing vision is some of the best in the game today. What he lacks in height, he makes up for with speed and effort on both sides of the floor. Campazzo didn’t shoot the longball too well in his 28 games in the Euroleague but made 39.5 percent of his triples during 21 games in Liga ACB in the 2019-20 stretch.
Campazzo was influential to Argentina’s success in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, orchestrating the offense for a team that’s sustained success in the international circuit over the course of the last two decades. His ability to orchestrate offense in the pick-and-roll and in the open court make him a devastating talent who has a legitimate shot to make a splash in the NBA.
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However, Campazzo’s size and position make it a bit difficult to guarantee the Spurs pursue him. San Antonio is already clogged up at the point guard spot with Dejounte Murray, Patty Mills and Derrick White all logging minutes there. Campazzo can’t play the two-guard, so it’d be a tough fit given the current situation San Antonio is working with.
The Spurs’ interest may be more vested in prying him away from the Mavericks, who were also included in the same report by Crosarka and relayed by Eurohoops. Having a player San Antonio is knowingly interested in coming to the same division would be yet another headache thrown their way by the interstate rival Mavericks.
If San Antonio wants to try their hand at another talented Argentinian player, they should pivot to look at Leandro Bolmaro, who is a 19-year-old in the 2020 NBA Draft class. Standing at 6-foot-7 with a quick first step and flashes of NBA-caliber athleticism, Bolmaro is one of the most underrated prospects in this draft. With the proper time and attention, he can develop into one of the best international players in the game today.
Signing an undersized player at a position that’s already filled probably isn’t a good idea.