Dallas Mavericks show interest in Facundo Campazzo

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Facundo Campazzo (Photo by Sonia Canada/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Facundo Campazzo (Photo by Sonia Canada/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks have reportedly shown an interest in Real Madrid guard Facundo Campazzo. Find out more here plus what he would bring to Dallas.

The Dallas Mavericks have had success finding international talent under GM Donnie Nelson. He brought Dirk Nowitzki to Dallas. The Mavs were willing to do everything in their power to draft Luka Doncic in 2018. Nelson was also high on Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2013 draft. Finding international talent may be the Mavericks’ biggest advantage in the NBA.

It is not just superstars either. The Mavs brought in J.J. Barea in 2006. He has become a Mavericks legend. Maxi Kleber turned into a fine role player since coming over in 2017. The Mavs have an eye for international talent.

Facundo Campazzo may be the next name on this list. Crosarka (a Croatian news outlet) reported both the Mavericks and Spurs have interest in the Real Madrid guard.

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Doncic should know Campazzo well. The two were teammates with Real Madrid for two seasons. Campazzo and Doncic were both starting in the backcourt during the 2017-2018 campaign.

What he brings

Campazzo is a 29-year-old guard that is listed at 5’11 and 165 pounds. This season, he is averaging 10.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.3 steals in 23.2 minutes per over 54 games. Remember, the games are only 40 minutes in Europe. Over the last three seasons combined, Campazzo has connected on 36.9 percent of his 715 3-point attempts.

He was also the primary playmaker for the Argentina national team that reached the finals of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Campazzo averaged 13.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per during that competition. Fans can see his highlight reel below.

The 29-year-old would likely be a backup point guard in the NBA. He is a skilled passer and playmaker. Campazzo should be a league-average 3-point shooter too. He would likely struggle on the defensive end of the floor, but his quick hands have allowed him to produce strong steals numbers throughout his career.

The Dallas Mavericks should take a shot on Facundo Campazzo if he wants to come to the NBA. They could use a playmaker that can share the floor with Luka Doncic. He could also come off the bench and be the lead ball-handler in the second unit. The 29-year-old would be a welcomed addition in Dallas.

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