The Dallas Mavericks needed another ball-handler and playmaker, so they signed Facundo Campazzo to fill their final roster spot at the end of training camp. The 5’10 point guard is on a non-guaranteed deal, but he gives the team a veteran point guard that can come off the bench and run the offense.
Campazzo missed the first two games of the regular season as he sorted out his visa issues, but he was cleared to play against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Tim Hardaway Jr. was out with a foot injury, which opened up time for Campazzo’s Mavs debut.
The 31-year-old veteran showed what he can do in his first game with the Mavericks. Campazzo joined the team on Oct. 17, so he is not in peak form quite yet. He can still impact the game, and help the Mavs get quality looks. Here is a closer look at his debut with the team and what to expect moving forward.
Facundo Campazzo shows what he can do in Dallas Mavericks debut
Campazzo adds a different dimension to the Mavs attack. The 5’10 point guard loves to push in transition, and he will be looking to get the team some easy buckets. His passing ability is next level, and he competes hard on the defensive end of the floor.
Campazzo finished with three points, two assists, and two steals in 13 minutes of action against the Pelicans. He made one of his three 3-pointers, and that is one of the downsides of having the veteran on their roster. Campazzo can make plays, and he averaged over one steal per game in each of his first two NBA seasons in Denver.
Fans can see Campazzo’s make and his shooting stroke below.
Facundo Campazzo will be the Dallas Mavericks third string point guard this season. He will not play every night, but the veteran gives them another capable ball-handler and playmaker to call off the bench when they need a spark. Stay tuned to see how much Campazzo plays moving forward.