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Nando De Colo stays in Russia, reducing pool of point guards

The available pool of starting point guards was reduced Wednesday morning when Nando de Colo, the Euroleague MVP, decided to stay in Russia, signing a three-year deal for less than what he could have earned in the NBA.  Both the Nets and Nuggets were reportedly interested in the 6'5" French guard who had played with the Spurs and Raptors.

De Colo was one of three European point guards mentioned as possible Nets targets, the others being Malcolm Delaney, a Virginia Tech product who played for Lokomotiv Kuban in southern Russia, and De Colo's CSKA teammate Milos Teodoric, who unlike De Colo aand Delaney is not a free agent.

And Delaney, who has said he wants to play in the NBA next season, also has a big European offer, according to reports..

The Nets have been quiet about who they'd like to fill their biggest need, but speculation has focused on free agents Mike Conley of Memphis, who the Knicks have also targeted; Rajon Rondo of Sacramento who some have suggested wants to play in a big market again; and Jeremy Lin of Charlotte, who had a great relationship with Kenny Atkinson when the two were in New York during LinSanity four years ago.