What will the Denver Nuggets do with Facundo Campazzo?
Facundo Campazzo fell to the wayside with the emergence of Bones Hyland. While he was a serviceable veteran this season and the last, teams had figured him out this season and the Argentinian was struggling to play effective basketball.
Before the All-Star break, Campazzo was playing just over 20 minutes a night for Michael Malone and was a net-negative 10.9 across 54 games. Hyland was elevated after the break and Facundo’s minutes fell to a mere eight per night and he was relegated to garbage time.
When Malone needed a defensive option against the flurry of Steph Curry and Jordan Poole in the playoffs, he tried Campazzo but it didn’t work very well.
Next season will be his age-32 season and it’s unlikely we see the Nuggets bring him back. I believe it’ll be hard to warrant using a roster spot on Austin Rivers and it’s clear that both the front office and coaching staff see Rivers as a better option.
With Denver’s guard depth filled to the brim, it’s likely we see one of Facundo or Austin returning and all signs are pointing towards the latter.