Here’s how the Principal (me!) grades our late-season acquisition, guard Nando De Colo. If you recall, he arrived from San Antonio in exchange for Austin Daye, whose poor shooting had relegated him to occasional mop-up duty.
Principal’s Summary: Nando showed enough skill to shove aside the incumbents at backup point guard, Dwight Bucyks and Julyan Stone. He has earned the trust of coach Dwane Casey through sound decision making, which is analogous to avoiding turnovers. We hope he will return to our team.
2014-2015 status: An unrestricted free agent, Nando is likely to receive an contract offer from the Raptors. Hopefully, a 2-year deal with a team option for a third at around $5M will bring him back.