FC Barcelona continued to strengthen its backcourt by inking experienced point guard Nicolas Laprovittola to a two-year deal, the club announced on Wednesday. Laprovittola (1.90 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Real Madrid, where he averaged 6.8 points and 3.8 assists in 34 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games last season. That was his second EuroLeague season with Real after he had debuted in the competition with Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz in the 2016-17 season. All told, Laprovittola has 71 career EuroLeague games with averages of 5.4 points and 3.2 assists. He has also played twice in the 7DAYS EuroCup, with Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in 2015-16 and Zenit St Petersburg in 2017-18, putting up 10.8 points and 4.7 assists over 17 games total.
Laprovittola started his professional basketball career with Lanus Buenos Aires of his native Argentina and has played, too, for Flamengo of Brazil, Estudiantes and Joventut Badalona of Spain, and San Antonio of the NBA. He was the 2018-19 Spanish League MVP while playing for Joventut, for whom he averaged 17.1 points and 6.4 assists in 36 domestic games. Laprovittola is a regular on Argentina's national team, with whom he won a silver medal at the 2019 World Cup. He is now competing with Argentina at the Olympics in Tokyo.