Report: Knicks, Vildoza agree in principle to 4-yr deal worth $13.6M

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The New York Knicks have successfully lured Argentinian guard Luca Vildoza to take his act to NBA.

Vildoza has agreed to a four-year, $13.6 million with the last three years partially guaranteed, according to an ESPN report.



The 6-foot-3 guard will fly to New York once he clears immigration protocols. While there’s no clear timetable yet, he is expected to fully participate in the next NBA Summer League and training camp.

Vildoza, last year’s Finals MVP of the Spanish ACB, will also suit up for Argentina in the Tokyo Olympics, giving Knicks more time to evaluate him.

Vildoza averaged 10.1 points, 3.5 assists with Baskonia in the Euroleague this season while hitting 38 percent of his threes.

ESPN’s noted draft analyst Mike Schmitz praised the signing, adding that he’s a huge fan of Vildoza’s game.

“The Luca Vildoza signing is a huge deal for the Knicks. The 25-year-old Argentinian PG has been one of the most coveted guards in Europe for some time. Excellent pull-up game, creative PnR passer, feisty defender. Brings the Argentinian spirit to the floor,” Schmitz tweeted.

 

The Knicks plan to convert Jared Harper’s second 10-day contract into a two-way deal to make a roster spot for Vildoza.

The 25-year old Vildoza will follow the footsteps of Argentinian legend Pablo Prigioni, who was a member of the last Knicks team that went to the playoffs.

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