It is safe to say San Antonio Spurs' Nando De Colo is making the best of it while playing for the Spurs D-League affiliate Austin Toros.
Versus Delaware, De Colo poured in 31 points and 9 assists while making great passes and getting his teammates involved.
Check out Nando making it look easy.
Isaac and John: Well said. I don't want Joseph taking away anyone's minutes. I want to see him in another uniform and preferably get a pick in exchange for him.
It's been interesting to watch the rotations this year. Bonner has for the most part assumed the place he deserves-at the end of the bench, getting some DNP, Coach's Decision. His contract is expiring. I like that Pop is giving Baynes minutes to develop him. Baynes alone, out of all our bigs, is a true banger. I think if Pop keeps feeding him minutes that he can be an excellent 1-2 punch with Tiago at the 5.
What does this have to do w Joseph, De Colo, etc...?
Mills has been nothing short of all you'd want him to be- and with Marco and Manu playing alongside Mills, Joseph is absolutely unnecessary. Bonner is, imho, is also unnecessary because Boris can hit that 3 under pressure, and we know Bonner won't when the pressure is on. I'd like to see CJ and Bonner (with his expiring contract) traded by the trade deadline for picks and an older vet who can provide depth at either the 1, 3 or 4.
De Colo, again, imho, has all the skills necessary to succeed in the NBA. I think his problems in the NBA are largely between his ears and the guy just needs more confidence. Being another 6'5" combo guy is a unique thing. I'd like to see him stick around and get the minutes Joseph gets. Pop would have to be patient with him and he'd have to make sure he's in the back-court with either Manu or Marco, but I'm not ready to give up on Nando yet because I think he has tremendous upside. Maybe the guy can get out of the funk, maybe not. If he does, he adds great depth and another wrinkle. Nando has some sizzle in his game (passing, specifically). He can keep the ball moving.
So....how about shipping CJ and Bonner off, increase the investment in the future by developing Baynes and Jeff, and then giving Nando some minutes here and there.....
They need to stop playing corey joseph because hes a very bad decision maker and can't dribble the ball like a point guard should dribble.