Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Since arriving on the scene, San Antonio Spurs rookie guard Nando De Colo has made an immediate impression on the court. He can pass on a dime, run the floor, knock down the outside shot and has shown poise in San Antonio's preseason matchups. Because of this, and especially his passing ability, many see a bit of another foreign import on the Spurs roster in De Colo's style of play - Manu Ginobili. Manu chimed in on the comparison between himself and Nando and agrees, there's a bit of a similarity. "There are some things that you can see something as similar," Ginobili said. "The fancy passes and stuff like that. We try to add a little spice on the basketball court. But for sure he's more of a point guard than me. He's more pass first than a scorer. I kind of like scoring. But for sure he's a good player. I don't think we need to be comparing. It's not really going to help." Ginobili also has been amazed and impressed at De Colo's passing ability and overall game so far in training camp. "We're all surprised at his skills and how easy it is for him to find tough passes. How he sees everything. He still got a lot of time to adjust, to get better, to understand who we are, who Pop (Popovich) is, and the league and everything like we all did. But for sure he's got talent." Let's face it, there may never be another player like Ginobili but De Colo does have a long road ahead of him if he ever wants to reach the levels Manu has reached in his NBA career. Nando has the foundation, the skill-set, and mental ability to succeed in the NBA. And with Ginobili there to help guide him, then De Colo's future in the NBA is bright.  However, with both Ginobili and De Colo on the squad, Spurs fans will be looking forward to plenty of highlight worthy plays in the regular season.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Jets to release Percy Harvin

NFL teams shed Top 5 salaries, eye free agency

Report: Jets acquire Brandon Marshall in trade with Bears

With Hunter Pence out, Giants have options

Dustin Pedroia on confidence after grand slam: 'Just watch'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jon Jones thinks he can beat Cain Velasquez

Larry Bird jokes about pose of Dominique Wilkins’ statue

Barry Switzer urged Cowboys to draft Murray with great quote

SF Giants file brief in support of gay marriage to Supreme Court

Jay Cutler available to teams in trade

Brian Hoyer praises Johnny Manziel for checking into rehab

Winston's film vs. Oregon is why scouts love him

Ndamukong Suh: Show him the money

Who is the 'franchise player' at each sports network?

WATCH: Duncan Keith makes young girl's dream come true

Top 10 storylines to watch in spring practice

Analyzing the top-five free agent quarterbacks

Five NBA players set to make biggest impact down the stretch

Five areas the Eagles must address this offseason

WATCH: Craig Sager emotional in warm welcome back to TNT

Likeliest landing spots for Ndamukong Suh

Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon drives a chrome Mercedes

WATCH: Ronda Rousey breaks guy's ribs who doubts her ability

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ndamukong Suh: Show him the money

Winston's film vs. Oregon is why scouts love him

Report: Jets acquire Brandon Marshall

With Pence out, Giants have options

Analyzing the top-five free agent QBs

NBA players set to make biggest impact

Larry Bird trash talks Dominique Wilkins’ statue

Likeliest landing spots for Suh

Jay Cutler available to teams in trade

Ronda Rousey breaks guy's ribs

Ten teams who have tightened the belt

Mayweather waited for Pacquiao to get old, right?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.