The Raptors had tendered a qualifying offer of $1.8M to Nando De Colo, which you might have thought would be enough since the man is currently a borderline NBA player looking to stay on a roster. Things have shifted now that De Colo is being offered a €3 million deal by CSKA Moscow (Sonny Weems plays there), which works out to about $4.07M USD, and big tax breaks. The reported deal gives De Colo a higher amount over a longer period of time.

The Raptors are unlikely to offer De Colo more money upfront, given that they have higher priorities like signing a backup center. However, since they actually tendered a QO to him, there is definitely an interest in keeping him. To read more about the Raptors cap situation, check out Blake’s latest post on the matter.