Facundo Campazzo making the most out of his opportunities

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Giannis Askounis

09/May/21 11:56


The Denver Nuggets finishing the Regular Season with several players sidelined brings more minutes for healthy players, such as Facundo Campazzo

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Jamal Murray and others remaining out for the Denver Nuggets in the bottom end of the 2020-21 NBA Regular Season has been a tough pill to swallow for head coach Michael Malone. Going through adversity and making adjustments on the fly, the Nuggets are one win away from clinching home-court advantage in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, despite the loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Facundo Campazzo has been earning additional playing time, due to teammates forced to the injury list, as he noted after the game versus the Nets. His latest showing featured 19 points, five assists, three steals, and two rebounds. His season averages are lifted to 5.9 points, 3.4 assists, and 2.0 rebounds per contest.

It has been an eventful season for the Argentinian point guard. He started off among the leading stars of Real Madrid, jumped to the NBA inking a multiyear contract with the Nuggets in November, and since proved his value in the NBA playing large chunks of games and eventually starting for a title-contending team.

“I am feeling much more comfortable compared to the beginning of the season,” he noted commenting on fitting himself in the NBA, “I think it’s normal, part of the adaptation. I am going to make mistakes. Right now, with more minutes maybe because of our players out injured, we have more opportunities. We have to put 100%.”

His side will wrap up the Regular Season with four games on the road. They will take on the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, from there visit the Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, and Portland Trail Blazers.

“We need to finish the Regular Season on a high note and play good,” mentioned Nuggets leader, Nikola Jokic, “And then we are going to talk about how we can beat the Dallas Mavericks or whoever we will be playing.”

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