Hours before the start of the first NBA preseason friendlies, the New York Knicks confirmed that they will dispense with the Argentine Luca Vildoza, who had signed his link in May with the traditional franchise, but could not even debut with the team, beyond having played two games in the Summer League.
“The Knicks announce that they will resign guard Luca Vildoza,” reported the New York franchise, which had signed the Argentine before the end of last season. However, the quarantine time that the Argentine had to fulfill after arriving from Spain prevented him from having a chance to make his debut at that time in the team, which was eliminated in the first round of the play-offs of the Eastern Conference of the NBA.
Vildoza, a former Quilmes de Mar del Plata player in the National League, came to the North American League from the Spanish Baskonia and signed a contract for the remainder of last season and three more seasons, but only had the first part of his career guaranteed. link.
Key to the decision made by the Knicks was Vildoza’s right foot injury, which prevented him from taking on the shooting in the recent Summer League held in the city of Las Vegas. “Availability is a big part and we just feel like the guys here are the guys fighting for last place. But he’s a good player and we wish him the best,” said coach Tim Thibodeau.
With the absence of Vildoza, there will be three Argentines who will compete in the NBA this season: Facundo Campazzo, who will play his second season with the Denver Nuggets; Gabriel Deck, who will have his second Oklahoma City Thunder experience after ten games last season; and Leandro Bolmaro, who will make his debut for the Minnesota Timberwolves.