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Old 06-02-12, 07:39 AM
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Nando De Colo to Spurs Next Year

De Colo se va con exhibición de España pese al interés de Barça y Madrid: jugará con los Spurs – Encestando.es
Spain despite the interest of Barça and Madrid: play with the Spurs
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Nando Colo last night most likely played his last game in Endesa League. They can expect you the San Antonio Spurs, which is the franchise that has its rights. The agreement closed weeks ago and only lack official confirmation though in Valencia Basket they know Yes.

As you know that postpone the jump to the NBA nor had renewed with taronja club. Behind De Colo are the major European teams. Real Madrid and Barcelona at the head, but also millionaires Turkish clubs.

In Spain, the most interested was the Barcelona that takes months giving laps to the signing of a two of guarantees to give rest to Navarro, very touched by Fasciitis plant that it affects already two toes. This French escort had uploaded many integers in the 'Catalan bag' which has already made a good season, confirming the evident progression already the last course.

Colo celebrates its 25th birthday in a few days and it has defended the last three of the Valencia shirt. His final game last night, had stellar moments. He finished with 29 assessment by 22 points, 3 triples, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 received fouls.
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Old 06-02-12, 07:43 AM
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Dated Scouting Report on the French player:

2009 Reebok Eurocamp: Day One June 7, 2009

De Colo on the other hand was absolutely sensational, showing incredible creativity and court vision with a series of highlight reel caliber passes. In one very telling sequence, he came up with a deflection and then in one single motion jumped in the air and flicked the ball backwards 40 feet down the court to a wide open teammate running in stride for an easy layup. What’s scary is that that might not even have been his most impressive assist. He also made a number of pull-up jumpers from all over the floor, while showing his ability to change speeds and utilize terrific hesitation moves creating his own shot and getting to the rim. What this game didn’t tell us was how well he would fare against the bigger and longer athletes the NBA is known for, or whether he’s capable of defending his position at the next level. Still, it was hard not to come away impressed by just how skilled and talented he is, and there is no question that he helped his draft stock today.

More here: DraftExpressProfile: Nando De Colo, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook

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While nobody really knew Nando De Colo, in 2007, coach Erman Kunter put this young and impetuous combo guard into his starting five, in Cholet, and Nando responded immediately, finishing as the second top scorer in EuroChallenge with 19.3 points per game. He was crowned MVP of the French League 2008 All Star Game and of the Semaine des As won by Cholet in 2009. He then confirmed his impact in 2008-09 by leading Cholet to the final game of EuroChallenge. That was worth a selection in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Spurs. However, San Antonio decided to let him develop in the ACB and that is exactly what Nando has done during the last two seasons in Valencia. Nando will probably spend one more year in Europe to polish his skills as a point guard before joining the Spurs in 2012. He was a bit frustrated at EuroBasket 2009, with the presence of Parker drastically limiting his playing time. He will also be remembered as the guy who hit the last second shot, against Greece, in a game which nobody wanted to win, since it did set up a crazy Quarter-Final game against Spain.

http://www.eurobasket2011.com/en/cid...rID_56280.html

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Old 06-02-12, 07:53 AM
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An impressive pg-sg hybrid that can actually handle the rock. I'd love for him and Erzam Lorbek to make the jump over in the offseason. If that were to happen, we'd have to move a few decisions on whether retaining Diaw (which I'm all for) and keeping both Blair and Bonner (don't really care if both go if it means getting both euro studs). FO will have to continue its magic in the offseason. Who knows maybe Timmy surprises ALL and takes significantly less money than people expect to field the best team possible going forward.
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Old 06-02-12, 09:10 AM
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Well, we've already had the Argentine national team...looks like the French are next.

TP clearly had that team running the Spur sets last summer, so it's no surprise that Nando was filling the Mau role (all the way down to the nose and the court vision...).

Bringing in Nando and Lorbek opens lots of possibilities. Bonner certainly becomes expendable (assuming we re-up Diaw). He, Blair and Joseph (assuming we re-up Patty Mills) can be shopped for a draft pick or two. The Knicks become a viable trading partner since they will probably lose Novak and could use a 3-point shooter with size to replace him. Miami and the Lakers (to name just two) could use a young PG with potential.

It's gonna be an interesting summer.
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Old 06-02-12, 10:38 AM
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Pop has an endless man-crush on Bigs that shoot 3s (ala Bonner). Until we find another big that can shoot the 3 reliably Bonner is a fixture. If his lack of D hasn't gotten him off the court so far, it's going to take something really special for Pop to replace him. Lorbek looks like a decent 3 pt shooter, but he'll have to improve his percentage before he displaces Bonner. I'll be surprised if Blair is in SA next year.

I'll be very interested to see Nando lots of potential there. The Spurs have 3 real options for back-up pg. Let hope one of them works as well as Ford did, or better.
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Old 06-02-12, 12:45 PM
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i wonder if the Spurs think Green might leave. he may take Green's place on the roster and you can bring him off the bench with Neal and switch them on offense.

this sounds interesting though. we may even do a sign and trade with Green and offer up another player on the roster.
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Old 06-02-12, 03:04 PM
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I can easily seeing Green leaving. He's worked his butt off to escape the scrap heap and is a key contributor on a top tier team. Is his value ever going to be any higher? Grab the money while you can, son.

Spurs will miss him, but he doesn't owe them anything. He's worked hard and mastered the few tasks demanded of him. Spurs got him on the cheap and plugged him in. I can imagine him in Utah, Indy, SF or on the Clips for more money than SA can offer.
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Old 06-02-12, 04:13 PM
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i wonder if the Spurs think Green might leave. he may take Green's place on the roster and you can bring him off the bench with Neal and switch them on offense.

this sounds interesting though. we may even do a sign and trade with Green and offer up another player on the roster.
sign and trade could work. That could be his way of giving back to the organization if he truly does leave. Either way hes been a class act and hope him the best in tonight's game and well into the future.

I will say that I truly hope Lorbek and De Colo make their way over and that somehow we can retain Diaw. An interesting thought to consider is that if Green does leave, maybe that could leave the door open for James Anderson to remain a spur
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Old 06-02-12, 05:42 PM
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I think they are going to LET Green leave. He's a good player, but nothing you want to overspend on. And clearly he's hit a wall in this series.
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Old 06-02-12, 10:22 PM
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Another soft French for our team. I thought we were already covered...
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Old 06-03-12, 01:39 AM
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After the way Green has disappeared during the playoffs, will anyone want him? That's the question!
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Old 06-04-12, 09:12 AM
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Green hasn't disappeared. He has been up and down.

Whatever de Colo is, he's not a Green replacement.
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