Northwest Notes: De Colo, Nuggets, Stotts, Jazz

Nando De Colo, who is coming off a big year with CSKA Moscow, is reportedly drawing interest from several NBA teams hoping to bring him back to North America. According to Nikos Varlas of, the Nuggets have been monitoring De Colo for some time, and are interested in making him an offer. However, with CSKA Moscow invested in hanging onto the Euroleague standout, and De Colo’s NBA rights still being held by Toronto, his contract situation will be a tricky one to navigate.

As we wait to see what happens with De Colo, let’s check in on a few other Monday notes from out of the NBA’s Northwest division:

  • A report last week indicated that the Trail Blazers intend to discuss a possible extension for head coach Terry Stotts, and according to Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620 AM in Portland (Twitter link), Portland’s current offer to Stotts is in the neighborhood of $20MM over five years. Allen cautions in subsequent tweets that those numbers are hardly set in stone, noting that they could just be a starting point for the two sides.
  • The criteria for renegotiating an NBA player’s contract are somewhat complicated and restrictive, but the Jazz could rework Derrick Favors‘ deal this October if they so choose, and Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders explains why it might make sense to do so.
  • Trey Burke, who was once considered the point guard of the future in Utah, may not longer be a part of the plans going forward for the Jazz, writes Randy Hollis of The Deseret News. As Hollis details, general manager Dennis Lindsey remains positive about Burke, but the former top-10 pick saw his minutes slashed this past season, and didn’t start a single game.
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3 thoughts on “Northwest Notes: De Colo, Nuggets, Stotts, Jazz

  1. Arthur Hill

    The Jazz couldn’t have sent a clearer message about their faith in Burke. When an injury sidelined Dante Exum for the season, they turned to Raul Neto and traded for Shelvin Mack rather than give Burke a chance to start.

    • @CW_Crouse

      I agree. I think Burke may be available for trade. If I’m a point guard needy team, like the Nets, I’m looking to trade for him and give him a shot.

  2. Xyrak

    De Colo had a short stint with the Raptors a little while back, and he was actually pretty impressive in limited minutes. If I need a back-up PG, I would definitely at least give him a look.


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