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Reports: Denver Nuggets 'clear frontrunners' to sign Real Madrid guard Facundo Campazzo

The Denver Nuggets are reportedly set to add one of the world's most dazzling talents.

According to multiple reports, Argentine point guard Facundo Campazzo is nearing an agreement to sign with the Nuggets once the NBA's free agency window opens.

Campazzo, a 5-foot-11 point guard, is a native of Córdoba, Argentina. He is currently a member of Real Madrid of the Spanish ACB and EuroLeague.

Marc Stein of the New York Times has also reported that the Nuggets are "clear frontrunners" to add the point guard.

Campazzo has appeared in eight EuroLeague games in the 2020-21 season, posting averages of 9.6 points and 5.4 assists in just under 25 minutes per contest. While he's currently under contract with Real Madrid, Stein reported in August that Campazzo has a buyout of six million Euros, to which an NBA team can contribute $725,000. Campazzo could forgo 1.2 million Euros to help facilitate the move.

The remainder of the buyout, Stein added, can be paid in installments.

Known for his eye-popping play with the ball and passing ability, he has earned the nickname of The Magician, as he provides plenty of highlights.

MORE: Fast facts on Facundo Campazzo

Take a look at some of The Magician's best tricks while competing internationally with Argentina.

The 29-year-old has been competing professionally for over 12 years and would be joining the guard rotation of a Nuggets team that advanced to the Western Conference Finals. Playing alongside ball-dominant stars is nothing new for Campazzo, who was a teammate of Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic during his time with Real Madrid.

With 23-year-old Jamal Murray looking to continue to blossom into the superstar he looked to be in the bubble, Campazzo will likely share time with Monte Morris as reserve guards in addition to RJ Hampton, who Denver reportedly acquired on draft night.

After falling three wins shy of an NBA Finals berth, the Nuggets are actively improving in order to take the next step in an über-competitive West.

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