HoopsHype Nando De Colo rumors


December 11, 2014 Updates

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.” Basketball Insiders

“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.” Basketball Insiders

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July 9, 2014 Updates

Guard Nando De Colo has become our club’s first newcomer of the offseason. The French player signed 2+1 contract. De Colo played overseas past two seasons, defending the colors of the San Antonio Spurs and the Toronto Raptors. Nando played 98 games for the Spurs (9 starts) averaging 4.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.6 steals in 12.5 minutes. He also participated in 6 playoff games. During the previous season De Colo was sent to the D-League several times and then traded to Toronto. He played in 21 games for Canadian club averaging 3.1 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.3 steals in 9.2 minutes. By returning from America Nando has become the first French player in CSKA history. cskabasket.com

Nando De Colo, CSKA guard: I’m very pleased and proud to join such a famous club as CSKA with all its history. After the discussions I had with the coach and the President, it seemed obvious to me that I had to be part of this sport project. I will do all my best to help achieving CSKA’s goals. cskabasket.com

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June 13, 2014 Updates

Nando De Colo’s priority is to stay in the NBA, the Toronto Raptors are thinking about resigning their free agent, however there’s a nice back up plan for him if things don’t work out. He can return to Europe and some of the continent’s top clubs interested on him. According to Eurohoops sources, Barcelona, Fenerbahce/ Ulker and also Anadolu Efes are among the teams which are willing to make a run to get him. After all, De Colo has some impressive seasons in Spain against Barcelona, his name was among the possible targets of Fenerbahce/ Ulker since last summer and coach Dusan Ivkovic believes that a player like De Colo, who was polished by his close friend Gregg Popovich in San Antonio, can be a part of his new Efes project. EuroHoops.net

June 3, 2014 Updates

WallM: What's going to happen with Nando De Colo this summer? Jorge Sierra: Staying in the NBA is his priority, we're told. I just don't think he's done enough to warrant many offers in the States. No shame in returning, proving yourself again and giving the NBA another try down the road. Ersan Ilyasova did just that and has had a solid career in the league. If he goes back to Europe, the Spanish League will be his first option. HoopsHype

March 13, 2014 Updates

Q: Gregg Popovich said recently that Nando De Colo requested a trade earlier in the season. Were you exploring a trade all season, or did the deal with Toronto (traded Austin Daye to the Spurs for De Colo last month) just pop up last minute? RC Buford: I mean we looked for opportunities to help our team. There were times when Nando was playing a significant role that made it more difficult than other times because of injuries and such, so when opportunities became available that allowed us to help Nando accomplish his goals and give us an opportunity to look at Austin and see if he might be able to fit; I mean, often times things happen closer to the deadline than most, but it doesn’t mean that you were pursing it any harder or any less hard earlier than that. It’s just, people tend dance toward the deadline. San Antonio Express-News

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Nando De Colo's agent Wassim Boutanos, denied to L'Equipe that the French player will return to Europe in the middle of the season. Boutanos added that De Colo will finish the year with the Spurs. Fenerbahce has never contacted him or his American agent so far. Sportando

January 14, 2014 Updates
January 12, 2014 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled guard Nando De Colo from the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. De Colo, who has been assigned to the Toros five times this season, has appeared in eight games with Austin, averaging 23.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.75 steals in 37.1 minutes. He has appeared in 12 games this season for the Spurs, averaging 1.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 7.0 minutes. NBA.com

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