09/29/2021 at 1:38 AM CEST
. / Denver
The Argentine base Facundo Campazzo affirmed this Tuesday that it reaches its second season with the Denver nuggets loaded with “confidence” and “optimism” to do a much better job than his auspicious debut. “I am aware that I have to improve things, such as better adapt to the triple line, but I am convinced that I am on the right track in order to give the team even more help,” he declared.
He reiterated that he is very clear about his role within the team. “I try to learn everything I can. The thing for me was that I had to be ready at every opportunity. I keep that on my mind, being 100% ready in every game,” said the player, who finished last season as starter in the ‘playoffs’ replacing Canadian Jamal Murray, who underwent an operation on his left knee. “We know that Jamal will not start the season, we do not know when he will return, I will do my best to cover that, putting my energy there,” said the former Real Madrid player, although he clarified that it is not yet clear who will occupy the Canadian’s position.
The 30-year-old from Cordoba averaged 6.1 points and 3.6 assists per game in his first year, with a 35.2% success in triples, a game section that he wants to improve.
Unlike the beginning of last season, Campazzo begins the new season with other Argentines in the league, although he acknowledged that he spoke little with his compatriots Gabriel Deck (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Leandro Bolmaro (Minnesota Timberwolves). “We are all happy to once again have a greater representation of Argentine players in the NBA and that gives us an added enthusiasm to train and work better with our respective teams,” he said.
No team in NBA history has won titles without having a good defense in the playoffs and that’s what happened to the Nuggets, something Campazzo agrees with as does Denver franchise coach Michael Malone.