Facundo Campazzo, Denver Nuggets’ offseason pick from Argentina, has made a big impact so far this preseason. Between going after all the available thefts and being a total pest on defense, and throwing incredible passes that pick up the crime of the mountain unit, it is clear that he’s going to make a big mark on the team this season.
After the team’s first preseason game against the Golden State Warriors last Saturday, Jamal Murray took to Twitter to nickname the team for the backup guard.
His new nickname is Facu Spider-Man.
That guy will be EVERYWHERE !!
– Jamal Murray (@ BeMore27) 13 December 2020
Of course, the nickname is largely a credit to Campazzo’s passing ability, as he is known to shake the ball to players with cowardly precision and talent. In fact, one example of this skill came in Nuggets’ second preseason game against the Portland Trail Blazers. After Campazzo selected Enes Kanter’s pocket, he looked forward to finding Vlatko Cancar at the break. He then executed one of the most beautiful backspin passes you will ever see, arriving in Cancar just in time for him to put in the basket in front of the defenders.
I’ll tell you just to see this happen right in front of me in real life my jaws are still on the ground at Ball Arena I’m building it later. Maybe. pic.twitter.com/qrzNbRij8G
– Katy Winge (@katywinge) 17 December 2020
Of course, there is no question at this stage that Campazzo deserves the nickname Spider-Man. In fact, one player from the Utah Jazz who goes by the name “Spida” annoyed some with his own tweet after hearing about the nickname Facu.
Facu doesn’t seem to be showing signs of slowing down, so Donovan Mitchell has to come to terms with another Spider-Man this season.