Michael Malone
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The head coach of the Denver Nuggets Michael Malone had nothing but good words to say about Facundo Campazzo.

Malone believes the new point guard of the Nuggets “has to be a top-five pick-and-roll player in the world”.

“When I get depressed, I might just put on (Campazzo) highlights, because it brings a smile on my face. The guy plays with a flare and a passion that you don’t always see. … He has to be a top-five pick-and-roll player in the world.

When you first look at him, you probably would want to underestimate him because he’s not the tallest guy in the gym and he’s not the strongest guy in the gym.

But his heart is huge. He plays with a tremendous amount of passion and pride. He’s got great toughness and I think he’s a very, very good defensive player. A disruptive defensive player,” Malone told reporters Sunday during a virtual news conference, via Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Post.

Campazzo agreed to a multi-year deal with the Nuggets in November.