Carlos Francisco Delfino (born August 29, 1982, in Santa Fe, Argentina) is an Argentine professional basketball player of Italian descent who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He holds dual citizenship in both Italy and Argentina. Delfino plays at the small forward and shooting guard positions. He stands 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) tall and weighs 104 kg (230 lb). He is also noted for his defense and three point shooting skills. The son of Carlos and Cristina Delfino, he began his professional career playing in the Argentine Basketball League for Olimpia de Venado Tuerto in the 1998-99 season, and he then transferred to Unin de Santa Fe in 1999-2000. Delfino moved to Italy in 2000 and played four seasons in the Italian A-1 League, the first two with Reggio Calabria and the other two seasons with Skipper Bologna. In his first season in Italy, he played for Reggio Calabria. In just under 21 minutes per game he averaged 8.8 points, 2.