Argentine guard Facundo Campazzo had his first full training session with his new team, the Denver Nuggets, and then spoke before the media and admit that the challenge of reaching the NBA was not an easy thing, but that he had confidence in himself and in doing his best to respond to those who have trusted him. In turn, he had a funny presentation when asked about the pronunciation of his name.
“The most important thing for me is that both the managers, such as coach Michael Malone, my new teammates and the fans have received me with great affection and that makes me feel very happy in Denver “Campazzo declared. In turn, a journalist asked him about the pronunciation of his name, to which he replied “you can call me Facu”.
The Argentine National Team player stressed that he has reached a great team, which gives him confidence to be able to demonstrate everything he can do, and also, do it alongside great players who are now his new teammates.
“The only thing I need is to work to the maximum, although at the beginning there are many new things, I will try to put all my effort on the field so that my adaptation is as fast as possible, “said the former Real Madrid player. “I am aware that we are very close to the start of the season, but the support I receive from the coach I value very much.”
Malone defined Campazzo’s style as something special, very typical of Argentine defenders, who put a “passion” to their game that is not something you always see on basketball courts.
“I don’t see how you can’t fall in love with a young man like Facu. He’s small in stature, but you can’t judge him by that, you have to judge him by his heart, which is very big. He makes plays that most people don’t even think about or see … “Malone argued.
The Nuggets coach has already placed Campazzo at the same level as Serbian star center Nikola Jokic in terms of their experience as players who have participated in international competition with teams in Europe and in their respective national teams.
“He has great toughness, I think he’s a very, very good defensive player, a defensive player who breaks the opponent’s attacking game,” Malone said.
Campazzo confirmed that he had received all of Malone’s trust from the beginning and in the first technical conversation they had he told him to be himself, to always try to be Facundo Campazzo.
“I have no doubt that they saw a lot of videos of me before signing me and what they ask me is that I try to play my game, but now for my new team and that is the message that the coach gave me, “the former Real Madrid player stressed.
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