Report: Turkish club Fenerbahce pursuing De Colo

With his team's depth this season, Nando De Colo hasn't seen much playing time with the San Antonio Spurs.

With the lack of playing time, the team has sent him to the Austin Toros, owned by the Spurs organization, to see time on the court and keep sharp if his services are needed during a long NBA season. While De Colo's services haven't been on high demand from the silver and black, there is a team out there that's interested in his services.

According to Spanish site Encentado, Turkish club Fenerbahce has reportedly been looking to acquire Nando after an unimpressive season so far. 

They apparently have the money to go after any free agent they want and one of their main priorities is a combo guard. De Colo's ability was one of the reasons why he was an attractive signing for the Spurs, although his skills have not translated to the NBA.

Despite Nando's lack of playing time, the Spurs are balking at the idea of letting De Colo go overseas and terminating his contract according to Encestando and the primary person behind that is said to be head coach Gregg Popovich.

With an average of 6.8mpg in 13 games played, you might have thought he would've been granted the opportunity to play on a team that not only will give him playing time but is aggressively pursuing him. The Spurs also have plenty of depth at both guard positions with the majority of the minutes going to Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills, and Marco Belinelli.

It is interesting the Spurs are refusing to give up Nando unless they're working on a deal for him for the trade deadline where the Spurs may be looking to upgrade their roster. What do you think Spurs fans? Should the team let Nando go or might he see playing time this season?

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