Timberwolves reportedly the most likely destination for Campazzo

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Antonis Stroggylakis

14/Sep/20 13:20


Facu Campazzo has attracted the attention of several NBA clubs.

By Antonis Stroggylakis/ info@eurohoops.net

The Minnesota Timberwolves has emerged as the most likely NBA destination for Real Madrid star guard Facu Campazzo according to Spanish outlet Marca.

Eurohoops has reported that Campazzo has attracted the strong interest of three NBA teams. According to various other reports of the last couple of months, NBA clubs that are targetting Campazzo include the Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks (home of former teammate Luka Doncic) and the San Antonio Spurs.

Pablo Prigioni, an Argentinian basketball great and Campazzo’s former teammate on the national team, has been an assistant coach with the Timberwolves since 2019.

Campazzo may have just played his last tournament with Real Madrid since he’s widely expected to make the jump to the NBA for the first time in his career when the offseason comes for the league in October. The Argentinian player led the “Blancos” to the seventh Spanish Supercup title in the history of the club by scoring 21 points, including the go-ahead – and ultimately game-winning basket, in the final vs. archrival Barcelona.

He was named MVP of the tournament for the second straight season.

After the game, Campazzo gave a (predictably) vague answer regarding his future. “I don’t want to think beyond today. I don’t know what will happen tomorrow,” he said. “For the moment, I stay here giving my 100%.” Real Madrid coach Pablo Laso made a quite similar comment on his player.

This was just one out of a series of MVP achievements for Campazzo with Real Madrid’s jersey. Back in February, he was named MVP of the Copa Del Rey while in 2019, he won MVP of the ACB championship Finals as Real captured both titles.

Following Doncic’s departure for the NBA in 2018, Campazzo established himself as the driving force of Real Madrid’s offense while also being a stout and agile defender. In 2019-2020, he had 9.9 points, 7.1 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 23:53 minutes in EuroLeague before the season was canceled.