Apr 9, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard Nando De Colo (3) drives to the net against Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten (8) at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Philadelphia 125-114. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Nando De Colo – ’13-’14 season report card


 

Apr 14, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard Nando De Colo (3) carries the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 14, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard Nando De Colo (3) carries the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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  • Guest

    He surprisingly fast.

  • Harun Said

    he’s surprisingly fast.

    • Newmarket_Brian

      Hi Harun:
      He’s “surprisingly” a lot of good things, including sufficient ball handling skills to be a credible point guard in a pinch. I like him a lot more than I liked Austin Daye.
      Thanks for commenting.