Raptors trade Austin Daye to Spurs for Nando De ColoPosted by Inside Hoops
The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have acquired guard Nando De Colo (NON-doe day CO-low) from San Antonio in exchange for forward Austin Daye.
De Colo, 6-foot-5, 195 pounds, has appeared in 26 games (three starts) for San Antonio this season, averaging 4.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He holds career averages of 4.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 98 appearances with the Spurs. De Colo matched his career high with 15 points February 8, 2014 at Charlotte.
De Colo was selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by San Antonio. Prior to joining the Spurs, De Colo played three seasons (2009-12) with Valencia in the Spanish ACB League. He helped lead Valencia to the 2010 Eurocup Championship and the ACB playoffs in each of his three seasons with the club.
A native of Sainte-Catherine-lès-Arras, France, De Colo began his pro career in 2006 with Cholet Basket in the French ProA League. He played three seasons with Cholet, averaging 12.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 83 games.
De Colo has been a member of the French National Team since 2008. Last summer he helped France capture its first European Championship, averaging 7.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists. De Colo was also part of France’s team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Daye appeared in eight games for Toronto, totaling eight points, seven rebounds and two assists after signing as a free-agent in July.