Luca Feldosa He became the third Argentine to join this season from NBA, In the footsteps of Facundo Campazzo (Denver Nuggets) and Gabriel Deck (Oklahoma City Thunder). The 25-year-old Argentine goalkeeper has left Basconia To join New York Knicks, A franchise with which he will sign a four-year contract.
For the former Quilmes de Mar del Plata to land in the most competitive basketball league in the world, the New York team had to pay Exit requirement, which amounted to nearly two million dollars. However, only half of the Knicks’ closet came out – the maximum the NBA could pay -; The player bears the other portion, which he will later recover from his income.
Is that Feldosa She will earn $ 13.6 million for four seasons. But three of them are not guaranteed: You just have to make sure that you will be paid in full at the startOne in progress (the Knicks have six games left in the regular season in addition to the playoffs). It comes to b $ 3.5 Million US Dollars. Luca will move to the United States, go through the days of isolation and comply with the series of tests set by the protocol, and from there he will be able to train and play.
And New York is keen to prove this, to follow it later in the Olympic Games, in which it will participate in the Argentina shirt; And see him in a training camp, to determine whether to keep him on the list and get paid for the second year. If the bisceleste succeeds, it will be because he won it in court, with the same kind of deal as Torto Dick in Thunder. And if he doesn’t succeed at Madison Square Garden, he can maintain himself in the NBA with another franchise that has the opportunity to watch him live as he battles the best.
Vildoza has shown remarkable growth with Baskonia in recent seasons, to the point of being Elected the best player in the 2020 ACB League FinalWhere his team won the title after defeating Barcelona 69-67 with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists By Luca. His average in the current season of the Spanish competition is 10.9 points and 3.7 assists, At about 23 minutes per presentation. His elegant and bold style caught the attention of Knicks, who already had an Argentine keeper in Pablo Brigione.
Mar del Plata, 1.91 meters tall, appeared in professional basketball at 2011 With th Quilmes T-shirt From his city, but he is undoubtedly involved in Runners-up to the Argentina national team during the 2019 World Cup He was allowed to end his sporting character forging. With some 16.5 minutes per game, With an average of 5.8 points, 1.5 steals and 1.4 assists, 32% scored three and 55% scored two.
In 2013, due to injuries, he was about to leave basketball. But his leadership and willpower was stronger. And he fulfilled his big dream by making it to the NBA, a competition he watched eagerly on TV. “I have to take a step. For me it is the ultimate dream. This was what I expected as a kid and I played in the room at home with my dad. I want and need to make a utopia tangible.Al Qaeda wrote in a large post on his Twitter account.