Argentina, known for its strong football skills in the world for many years, made a breakthrough in another big ball project in 2000, bringing infinite honor to the Argentine nationals by successfully suppressing the incredible American men’s basketball team. . After the new century, many basketball players from Argentina chose to go all the way north and challenge the NBA. In this article, the author will count the Argentine players who have left their footprints in the NBA.
1. Ruben Walkerowski
As a power forward, Ruben Walkerworth Ski was mainly active in the 90s to 00s. As an Argentine national player, Ruben Wokowski participated in the silver medal tour of the 2002 World Championships and the gold medal course of the 2004 Olympics. The team is positioned as a blue-collar coolie.
Looking back on this person’s career, 2000 was the peak year. That year, Walkowski won both MVP & FMVP awards in the Argentine League. Before the start of the 00/01 season, Walkorowski was signed by the Seattle SuperSonics and became the first Argentine player to land in the NBA.
It's just that, in the first season at the Supersonic, the following year in the Celtics Celtics, Walkowalski are all soy sauce roles. After two seasons, Walkoworski kept an average of 2.0 points and 1.1 rebounds per game, and then moved to Europe and South America for the development of multinational leagues.
2. Pepe Sanchez
If Ginobili with black hair is If the Argentine team is fully trapped, Pepe Sanchez, who has blond hair, is their most calm commander on the field. The speed and explosiveness were mediocre, but Sanchez made up for his shortcomings in the FIBA arena with extraordinary ball quotient and strange passing skills, and won the reputation of [Argentine Magician].
Like Ruben Walkowski, Pepe Sanchez also landed in the NBA in the 00/01 season. Prior to this, Pepe Sanchez went to college in the United States and was the first player in the history of Argentine basketball to develop in the United States.
Unfortunately, after experiencing the baptism of American culture in advance, Pepe Sanchez still failed to achieve success in the NBA. Between 2000 and 2003, Pepe Sanchez moved to four teams including the Toronto Raptors, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Detroit Pistons. He also played a season in the Greek League on the way. In the past few years, Pepe Sanchez has only won 38 opportunities to play, averaging 0.5 points and 1.3 assists per game.
3. Manu Ginobili
In the history of sports in Argentina, Ginobi Lee is really a very special character. It is precisely because of the existence of Ginobili that many children born in this football country have such a dream at an early age: not to be the next Argentine Maradona, to be the next Argentine Ginobili .
After being selected by the Spurs in the second round in 1999, Manu played in Italy for three years before leaving for the United States. Counting from the 02/02 season to the end of the 17/18 season, Manu dedicated all the youth of his career to the San Antonio Spurs.
During this period, Manu averaged 13.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game, helping the team win four championships, personally winning the best sixth man award, and being selected to two All-Stars. Lineup and two three teams. Since the Spurs mostly set out to help the team as a substitute player, the fans' evaluation of Ginobili is generally higher than the rest of the career highest honors for the rest of the three teams.Star player.
Fourth, Andrés Nocioni
When the Argentine basketball performance was at its peak , Nocioni occupies the starting small forward position, and Ginobili, Sanchez, Oberto, Scola and other four people formed the starting five tigers. In the NBA League, Nocioni also left a very good performance.
In terms of style of play, Nocioni’s physical fitness is quite sturdy. He has completed many violent takeoffs and dunks on the NBA stage. He has 37.3% career three-point ability. It also makes opponents jealous. From the 04/05 season to the 11/12 season, Nocioni played for the Bulls, Kings, and 76ers successively, leaving a career record of 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. During the period, Nocioni's best performance was undoubtedly the stage of playing for the Chicago Bulls. In the 06/07 season, Nocioni played a career masterpiece, averaging 14.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
5. Carlos Delfino
Enter the NBA at the same time as Nocioni Argentine players, as well as their swingman Carlos Delfino. During his NBA career, Delfino played a total of eight seasons, played for the Pistons, Bucks, Raptors, Rockets and other four teams, NBA career averages of 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
At the beginning of the Detroit Pistons, in Larry Brown’s lineup, Delfino was not re-used until after he switched to the Raptors and Bucks, this son had the opportunity to show his excellence. Means of scoring. Whether in the NBA league, FIBA or European Basketball League, Carlos Delfino has proven that he is an excellent scorer, the biggest advantage is that there are no shortcomings, and vice versa. In the NBA, the strength of the pinnacle of Delfino ranges from a qualified starter to an excellent bench fanatic.
Sixth, Fabrizio Oberto
Mentioned NBA players from Argentina, Most fans think of Ginobili first, and Spurs fans basically think of former champion center Oberto while thinking of Ginobili. As an inside player, Oberto is very tough on both offensive and defensive ends, has a certain offensive foot at the basket, and has excellent rebounding skills and attitude.
As early as the nineties of the last century, Oberto had already become famous in the world arena. It wasn't until the beginning of the year that Oberto chose to challenge the NBA. When he first arrived in the Spurs' 05/06 season, Oberto was a standard drinking fountain player. After two seasons of adaptation, Oberto became a fixed rotation member and acted as a pseudo-starting center in the 07/08 season. After leaving the Spurs in the 08/09 season, Oberto spent another season with the Wizards and Portland. In the six seasons from 2005 to 2011, Oberto averaged 3.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game. The championship ring he won with the Spurs in the 06/07 season was the biggest highlight of Oberto's NBA career.
Seven, Walter Herman
In the Argentine national team, Herman in its heyday Mostly played as a backup power forward. When it comes to this South American player with long hair, most fans think that he is an unfortunate basketball tough guy. In one year from 2003 to 2004, he lost his father, mother, wife, and sister. A week after his father passed away from a heart attack, he stubbornly embarked on a flight leaving Argentina to prepare for the Athens Olympics with his teammates.
In the NBA, from the 06/07 season to the 08/09 season, Herman left his own figure. After playing for the Pistons and the Bobcats for three seasons, Herman has left a statistic report of 5.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game, making him a competent substitute.
8. Luis Scola
Ten years of NBA career, playing for five teams, Averaged 12 points, 6.7 rebounds and 0.3 blocks per game. In the peak season, the Rockets could have 18.3 points and 8.2 rebounds as a starting power forward performance. This is the record card left by FIBA legend Luis Scola in the NBA.
It is true that the lack of static talent and explosive power limits Scola's development in the NBA, but Scola's strength still cannot be underestimated. From the moment he entered the league, Scola has conquered NBA fans with fantastic inside footsteps, and the image of Yao Ming's biggest helper in the penalty area is deeply rooted in the minds of Chinese fans. After many years of leaving the NBA, Scola stillActive in the professional league and still burn up his last fuel for the Pampas Eagles in the international arena.
Nine, Pablo Prigioni
Always staring at only one group See, you can easily feel that people are in agreement with this and what they want. If you focus on more groups, you may be more likely to agree that people have their own ambitions and come from different sources.
While countless top basketball players regard the NBA as the best way to climb the peak of their youth, there are also some players who are also worthy of masters, but are willing to be in the last days of youth Just rushed to Chang'an to enjoy the flowers, such as the Argentine basketball legend Prigioni.
The outside shooting is accurate, the pass is always the first, the pick-and-roll is well understood, and if it is not completely certain, it will not be close to the basket. This is the basketball impression Prigioni left to everyone. Back then, Scola and Lao Pu formed an internal and external connection in La Liga team Tawu, and the two broke the La Liga arena. In the most brilliant period of Argentine basketball in his professional career, Lao Pu has been involved; in the European Basketball League, Lao Pu was selected to the second team twice and won the title of best point guard in La Liga three times.
After Scola joined the Rockets as an older rookie, he publicly expressed to the media that he must have the ability to play in the NBA, and repeatedly expressed that he wanted to bring his old friends over. Helplessly, Scola's wait is five years. After Lao Pu became famous, many overseas calls from the NBA invited him to join the team and come to the United States to see the scenery, but Lao Pu has been unmoved and stayed in Europe. It wasn't until the 12-13 season that the 35-year-old Prigioni was willing to set off for the Knicks as the oldest rookie in the NBA.
In addition to considerations of salary and career journey richness, when asked why he chose to challenge the NBA at the age of 35, Lao Pu revealed an attractive factor that impressed the author very much. It is said that Kidd was in the Knicks at the time, and he hopes to learn and share the passion and joy of basketball with this legendary point guard at the twilight of his career. The real master always has the heart of an apprentice.
In the four years from the 12/13 season to the 15/16 season, Lao Pu played for the Knicks, Rockets, and Clippers, leaving behind an average of 3.5 points, 2.8 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game. In the limited time, he showed his life's learning to the greatest extent for the boss and fans. Shortly after playing the final season for the Rockets, Prigioni announced his decision to retire and then returned to the NBA as an assistant coach. In the past few years, Lao Pu has served as a scout or assistant in the Nets and Timberwolves.
10. Nicholas Brusino
The 28-year-old guard swingman Bru Sinoe was the loser of the 2015 NBA Draft. After losing that year, Brusino returned to the Argentine League experience, averaging 14.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. A year later, the Dallas Mavericks paid Brusinoro to the account with a basic salary contract, and the latter officially started his NBA career.
Recalling this player, the first impression I came up with was his looks rather than his skills. In the 16/17 season, Brusino averaged 2.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. At the end of the season, the Mavericks announced that they would not implement Brusino's team option for next season. After some setbacks, Brusino was signed by the Hawks before the start of the 17/18 season. Unfortunately, he was waived only after four games and has never been able to return to the NBA.
XI. Nicholas LaProvitola
Looking at the history of NBA, if it is said that Dallas is small The Bulls are the team most willing to give opportunities to international players, and the San Antonio Spurs are the team most willing to give opportunities to Argentine players. After all, the Spurs had the gems from Taobao to Ginobili before them. In the same period that Brusino joined the Mavericks, the Spurs also signed the 26-year-old LaProvito from the Spanish League.
As a backup point guard, LaProvito played only one year in the NBA. In the 16/17 season, he averaged 3.3 points and 1.6 assists per game. After the contract expired, LaProvito returned to Europe to earn a living. Currently, he is playing for Real Madrid, a famous European club. It is worth mentioning that LaProvitola is the candidate who was added to the team after Doncic left Real Madrid. His strength is recognized in European basketball.
12. Patricio Gallino
In NBA history, Pat Licio Gallino is the most nonexistent Argentine player. Back to the 16/17 season, Patricio Gary, a small forwardNou looks at the water fountain in Orlando Magic. In the only NBA season of his career, Gallino only got five chances to play, leaving a career data of 0 points, 7 rebounds and 4 fouls. His performance was obviously not as good as Zhou Qi, Sun Yue, He Shengzhen and his like.
XIII. Facundo Campazzo
The method of joining the NBA this season Quindo Campazzo is currently the only player of Argentine basketball in the NBA. In international competitions and the European League, Campazzo proved his ability early. For him, the NBA is the last basketball treasure to set foot and conquer.
As of press date, Campazzo played 17.6 minutes for the Denver Nuggets, averaging 5.2 points, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steals per game. The overall shooting rate was 39.2% and the three-point shooting rate was 36.7%. Judging from his current performance, Campazzo's integration into the NBA is fairly smooth.
At only 1.79 meters tall, the mediocre athletic ability is true, but Campazzo's prediction and selection are very good, and his defensive performance in the NBA is better than expected. The level is much higher. As for offensive performance, Campazzo has proven his talent with countless imaginative passes, and has led the Nuggets bench players to catch up and fill the pit several times as a commander. However, to achieve higher achievements in the NBA, Campazzo needs to improve his off-ball performance and shooting stability.