The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned guard Nando De Colo to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.
De Colo has appeared in 13 games this season for San Antonio, averaging 2.5 points, 1.4 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 10.4 minutes.
His best outing was against Miami where he scored 15 points, handed out 5 assists, and grabbed 6 rebounds in 33 minutes of play. Clearly he can produce for the Spurs if given the minutes on the court. However, in last night's game against Memphis, Nando went scoreless and turned the ball over twice.
It is obvious Nando has the tools to make it in the NBA but he needs to develop more consistency and learn to run the team more efficiently. Moreover, he needs to work on taking care of the ball. Currently, he is averaging 1.4 assists to 1.2 turnovers. That is one horrible assist-turnover ratio.
Correcting all this and more is something he will get to do in Austin and not be buried on the Spurs' bench.
Nando will join Cory Joseph who was recently re-assigned to the Toros by the Spurs