The Dallas Mavericks signed Facundo Campazzo to improve their depth and add a needed ball-handler. The undersized point guard is a flashy passer that competes hard on the defensive end. Fans should expect plenty of highlights when Campazzo is on the floor.
The team agreed to a deal with the veteran just before the start of the regular season, but Campazzo has been unable to suit up because of visa issues. He has been in Dallas for a week but needs the proper government clearances to get on the court.
It appears those are a thing of the past as head coach Jason Kidd told reporters that Campazzo has been cleared, and he will suit up for the first against the Pelicans. Here is a look at what fans should expect.
New Mavericks guard Facundo Campazzo clears visa issue: Will suit up for 1st time vs Pelicans
Kidd said, “hopefully” when talking about the guard playing against the Pelicans. With the visa issues cleared, he will likely be the team's last active player on Tuesday night. He was working out on his own, but he did not take part in training camp with the Mavericks. The team will likely give him some time to acclimate to their system before putting him into a game.
Campazzo will be the team’s third point guard, and he will play the Trey Burke role for last season. Head coach Jason Kidd will turn to him if the offense needs a spark or if another guard gets in foul trouble, but Campazzo will not be an every-night part of the rotation for the Mavs even when he gets fully acclimated.
Fans are excited to see Facundo Campazzo in a Mavericks uniform and to witness his first highlight with the team. It could come as early as Tuesday night in New Orleans, but supporters should keep their expectations in check as Campazzo gets up to speed with the team and works his way into game shape. Stay tuned to see if he gets in the game, and be on the lookout for his first highlight.