The New York Knicks in advanced talks with Luca Vildoza

2021-04-28T18:35:36+00:00 2021-04-28T18:45:21+00:00.

Aris Barkas

28/Apr/21 18:35

The Argentinian point guard is on the process of leaving Baskonia for the NBA

By Alex Madrid/

Luca Vildoza is near a deal with the New York Knicks which will send him immediately on the other side of the Atlantic, leaving Spain and Baskonia.

The point guard of the Spanish club was on the Knicks‘ radar, as Lithuanian reporter Donatas Urbonas reported earlier in April. As Spanish journalist, Chema De Lucas tweeted and Eurohoops sources also confirm, the player is negotiating his buy out with the Spanish team and the deal is about to be finalized.

Born in 1995, Vildoza is an active member of the Argentinian national team and has been a member of Baskonia since 2016, winning the Spanish Liga Endesa championship in 2020 and getting also the Finals MVP award.

In 2019, he was a member of the Argentinian roster that won the Pan American gold medal in Lima. Vildoza was included in the squad for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and clinched a silver medal with Argentina which emerged as runners-up to Spain.

This season in 34 EuroLeague games with Baskonia, he averaged 9.1 ppg while shooting 37,2% in threes while dishing 3.8 apg.