Oct 14, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Nando De Colo (25) drives to the basket during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 98-94. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Nando de Colo requested trade from San Antonio Spurs


When a player requests a trade from the team they’re playing on, it’s usually always because they’re sick of the situation they’re in and they’re usually not completely wrong for requesting said trade. But then you have the case of Nando De Colo, who was traded from the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors — at his request.

Jeff McDonald from the San Antonio Express-News reports that Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich admitted that it was Nando De Colo’s request for a trade that led to him being dealt in the final moments of the deadline last week.

We don’t know what De Colo’s exact situation with the Spurs locker room was, but it’s clear that he wanted out. It’s just interesting to hear a player request a trade from a team in line to compete for an NBA championship, but then again winning may not be everything to everyone.

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