Saturday, February 4, 2023

Fecu Campazo’s magic on his winning debut for Serbian Red Star

The Cordovan point guard, after leaving the NBA and landing in Belgrade, spent 19 minutes on the field for the Adriatic League. Now it awaits its debut in the Euroleague.

facundo campazo nice gift from Christmas, The 31-year-old from Cordoba made his debut with the jersey red Star Started with Belgrade and everything. Because he scored 11 points (1 of 1 on doubles, 2 of 5 on triples and 3 of 3 on free throws) and added three rebounds and five assists in an 86–57 home win against his team fighter mozartfor 12th date Adriatic League,

The Argentine point guard, who joined the club a week ago, stepped on the parquet floor for the first time with a 5m 16m and finished the first quarter blown Alexander Nikolic HallWho wore light blue and white clothes to welcome him.

He entered with the number 7 shirt instead of the man from Mar del Plata luca villadoza, his friends – he dined with on Christmas Eve, along with their families – and teammates of the Argentina national team. And he played just over 19 minutes, contributing his part as the hosts added their tenth win (10–1 record) and established themselves at the top of the tournament table, which was joined by clubs from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro. brings together. , Slovenia and North Macedonia.

Meanwhile, Vildoza was on the court for 14 minutes and had three points, two rebounds and five assists. ognen dobrikWas top scorer for Red Star, with 15 points; while hunter hale He scored 17 runs for the visitors, one of the weakest teams in the competition (3–9 record).

Campazo returned to play after about a month. Their last game was in the Fall on November 27. Dallas against Minnesota, for the regular season nba, in which Argento played in only eight of 19 games for the Texan franchise. after that game, mavericks He terminated his contract.

A few days later, Cordovan was released as a free agent and began looking for a new destination. discussed the possibility of his return real madrid, with whom he had his most successful years at club level; But no agreement was reached with the Spanish club, who offered him a figure which the player and his representative considered “insufficient and unacceptable”. And Red Star took the opportunity to make her an offer which she liked.

Last Monday, Campazzo arrived in Belgrade and signed a deal for $1,800,000 for the remainder of this season, $2,500,000 for the next, and a chance to break at the end of this season. And although many assured that Argentina would prefer to use that clause; In a conversation with the Serbian media, he himself assured: “I love this team and this coach (the distinguished Montenegrin dusko ivanovich, I have signed for two seasons and I hope to complete them by the end.”

Campazo’s first official “appearance” with the team was on Thursday, in a duel Red Star defeated him as the visitor 90 to 86. Olympiakosfrom Greece, for the 15th date of the regular phase of euroleague,

in that match – which was played in Stadium of Peace and Friendship Piraeus—and in which Vildoza shone with 22 points (3-5 doubles, 2-7 triples and 10-11 free throws), 8 assists and 4 rebounds—Cordovan warmed up with his teammates, but was unavailable to play. .

That is, the Belgrade team still has a ban on registering new players in the highest continental competition due to non-payment and financial problems.

The Red Star leaders promised to solve the problem and have already submitted the necessary documents to the Euroleague organizers to do so, but the ban has not yet been lifted. But the Serbian club, which sits in tenth place with an 8-7 record, hopes it will be resolved in a matter of days so they can add the Argentine to their squad ahead of their next game, at home on Friday. barcelona,

Meanwhile, Campazo began to show his talent this Sunday with a very good performance, as he looked to recover his rhythm –“It’ll Take Time to Find It”Ivanovic predicted a few days ago—and her new team’s starting to win fans.

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