Leandro Bolmaro is officially a new player for the Minnesota Timberwolves, becoming the sixteenth Argentine player in the history of the NBA, the most important basketball league in the world. “I am very excited. I waited for this moment for a long time, it is a dream come true”said the Cordovan, who has just turned 21 years old. He signed a four-year contract, with two of them guaranteed and the rest at the discretion of the franchisee.
Bolmaro playing for the Argentine National Team in Tokyo .. (Photo by Brian SNYDER / POOL / AFP)
Bolmaro achieves a record
The guard -at 21 years and four days- is the youngest Argentine player to sign a contract in history. The one who held this record was Carlos Delfino, who signed his first NBA contract – with the Detroit Pistons – in 2004, when Lancha was 21 years, 10 months and 14 days old.
The Wolves compared Bolmaro and Messi.
After a few days of waiting, and anxiety, andhe from Cordoba was officially announced as a Wolves player in a ceremony held at the Target Center, the team’s stadium. He adds, as an Argentine, a Facu Campazzo (Denver), Gabriel Deck (Oklahoma) y Luca Vildoza (New York Knicks, although your contract is not guaranteed).
Quartet in the NBA
With this contract, Leandro Bolmaro becomes the fourth player from Cordoba to play in the most important league in the world. Previously, there were Fabricio Oberto, Pablo Prigioni and currently there is Facundo Campazzo, who came to the Denver Nuggets last season. Also, Prigioni will be one of Bolmaro’s coaches at the Wolves.
Bolmaro is the fourth Cordoba player to play in the NBA.
In turn, in Las Varillas they inflate their chests because in the city, which does not exceed 20,000 inhabitants, they have their second player in the NBA. First it was Oberto, who became champion with the San Antonio Spurs in 2007. Now Bolmaro joins. Amazing.
Arrives from Barcelona
Last June, after becoming champion of the Spanish ACB League with Barcelona, the road to the NBA began. The arrival was delayed due to procedures and negotiations. However, at the end of 2020, Bolmaro was drafted by the New York Knicks in 23rd place, the highest position by an Argentine player. Then the Knicks traded him to the Timberwolves.
Bolmaro and a pacifier to the champion’s cup.