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Nando De Colo: “For now, I have not forgotten about the NBA. It’s still in the back of my mind, but I will not go back just to go back. I have some experience behind me now, I know how it goes. If one day I return to NBA, it will be to have responsibilities, not just say I’m an NBA player. In that case, I prefer to stay in a big team in Europe.”
Although he got buried in San Antonio behind his compatriot and Patty Mills, de Colo plans to take another look at the NBA once his deal with CSKA Moscow expires next year. “I will see what happens,” he said.
23 Jun 15
“I now understand how the NBA works, it’s all a matter of opportunities,” De Colo said. “Although it was a difficult experience for me, I’m not finished with the NBA. I still want to go back. “For now, I’m focused on winning with CSKA, and did what was best for my career.”
In February, De Colo was traded to the Raptors, posting 3.8 points and 1.6 assists per game over 21 appearances. Despite his averages dropping in Canada, the former Olympian was open to returning to the Raptors for another run. “I wanted to stay with the Toronto Raptors,” De Colo told Basketball Insiders. “It wasn’t easy to leave the NBA, but I didn’t get enough opportunities and I felt I was losing my rhythm. I had to return to Europe. “I had discussions with the Raptors over the summer. The team told me, ‘We want you next season and we’ll try to get you more playing time.’ I was excited because it’s much easier to fit in with a team during training camp as opposed to joining mid-season through a trade.”