By Jose Grijalva, Project Spurs.com
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has gotten the reputation from Spurs fans that he doesn't usually play rookies, especially with a veteran team around them. This year is different and this player isn't exactly a rookie either since he's played professional basketball overseas.
Nando De Colo has been described as "Manu Ginobili Jr." by some because of his out-of-the-box play and fancy passes, which Spurs fans love.
Pop raved about Nando being a "very intelligent player" and also mentions his game isn't the kind where he's "going to jump out of the gym and be on ESPN for dunking," you know a typical Spurs-type player with no ego.
With that description, you can see why De Colo has gotten Pop's attention especially with the Spurs being haunted by injuries so early in the season.
His play is a great fit for the system Pop has put in with this team and he has chemistry with his teammates Tony Parker and Boris Diaw.
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