Nov. 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers point guard D.J. Augustin (14) plays defense against San Antonio Spurs point guard Nando de Colo (25) during the first half at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Spurs won 104-97. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-US PRESSWIRE

Spurs assign Nando De Colo to Austin Toros


The San Antonio Spurs have assigned rookie guard Nando De Colo to the Austin Toros. Along with Cory Joseph, assigned to Austin yesterday, De Colo will bolster the defending NBA D-League champions backcourt which already includes MVP Justin Dentmon.

De Colo appeared in 13 games, including a start against Miami in which he posted career highs in points (16), rebounds (6) and assists (5). He averaged 2.5 points, 1.4 assists and 1.2 turnovers in 10.4 minutes per game.

In Austin, De Colo will need to limit turnovers, which became a problem in his first NBA stint. He finished with a turnover 29.8 percent of the time which led the team by a wide margin. Perimeter shooting also needs to be improved as De Colo made a measly 20 percent of his attempts outside the paint according to NBA.com/Stats.

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