De Colo not focused on pressures of contract year

San Antonio Spurs backup guard Nando De Colo was expected to make a run at the up-for-grabs backup point guard position during training camp, but it quickly became apparent that the race came down to Cory Joseph and Patty Mills.

Now De Colo finds himself at the bottom of the rotation, and in his contract year, he hasn't made enough of an impact when he did have time in preseason nor has he done so when he's played sparingly in the regular season.

But De Colo told French site LaVoxDuNord that he isn't pressuring himself too much, even with the ramifications that could come if he does not do enough to earn himself a second contract with the Spurs.

"I do not put more pressure than that. It is a season like any other. I lived it in Cholet and Valencia, it's like everywhere you do not know what tomorrow will bring, and here the seasons are long! I approach this mainly focused on what I have to do season and the needs of the team, just think about the next game, earning playing time, a certain status. "

De Colo is right about one thing, it's a long season and he may have time yet, but he'll need to show some of that magic he showed early last season if he's going to stay in San Antonio.

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.