Tiago Splitter PF/C ATL 2 months ago

Splitter was traded to the Hawks on Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

The move was made purely for cap reasons, as San Antonio scrambles to clear max space in hopes of luring LaMarcus Aldridge away from the Trail Blazers. Splitter, who has two years and $16.75 million remaining on his deal, comes to Atlanta and essentially serves as insurance for the time being in case Paul Millsap skips town. Millsap received an $80 million offer sheet from the Magic earlier Wednesday.

Tiago Splitter PF/C ATL 3 months ago

Splitter averaged 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals in 20 minutes per game through 52 games in the 2014-15 season.

Splitter, who is signed through 2016-17, battled calf injuries all season. He has only played over 60 games in a regular season once in his five-year career, staying healthy enough to play in 81 games in 2012-13, which was conveniently a contract year for the vet. Despite his injuries, Splitter remains a valuable rotation piece in coach Gregg Popovich's system. This season, Splitter shot 56 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free-throw line. Though his rebounding numbers dropped from last season and his scoring has stayed relatively static, Splitter should return as the presumed starting center unless they sign someone else in the offseason.

Tiago Splitter PF/C ATL 4 months ago

Splitter could see increased minutes in Game 3 on Friday, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Splitter, who started and played 19 minutes in Game 2, has been battling a nagging calf injury for much of the season. However, he's nearing full health, and with Aron Baynes (ankle) doubtful to play Friday, Splitter could be thrust into a heavy workload. However, Baynes did not play in Game 2 on Wednesday, and it was Boris Diaw, not Splitter, who saw big minutes (37).

Tiago Splitter PF/C ATL 4 months ago

Splitter (calf) logged 19 minutes in Game 2 against the Clippers and posted two points, seven rebounds, and two assists.

Splitter expected to see his minutes ramp up a bit, and it's encouraging to see him log 19 compared to 10 minutes in Game 1. Continue to expect low-end, consistent production from the veteran, who averaged 8.2 points and 4.8 rebounds during the regular season.

Tiago Splitter PF/C ATL 4 months ago

Splitter (calf) may play additional minutes Wednesday versus the Clippers in Los Angeles, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Splitter missed the final six games of the regular season due to a calf concern, but the rest didn't equate to a fruitful outing in Sunday's postseason opener, as he managed four points (2-5 FG, 0-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 10 minutes. Even though he made a locker-room visit at one point, Splitter has been forecast additional minutes by coach Gregg Popovich, if the big man can handle the workload.

Tiago Splitter PF/C ATL 4 months ago

Splitter (calf) started Game 1 against the Clippers but managed to log just 10 minutes. He posted four points, three rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

Splitter was considered a game-time decision heading into Game 1, but ultimately was able to go. Still, it was pretty evident that he was hampered by his ailment, and it's unclear whether he'll play Game 2 on Wednesday. For now, consider him a game-time decision.

Tiago Splitter PF/C ATL 4 months ago

Splitter (calf) is starting Sunday's Game 1 against the Clippers, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Despite missing the final six games of the regular season, Splitter could get heavy run in Game 1, as San Antonio has to match up with the Clippers' intimidating frontcourt.

Tiago Splitter PF/C ATL 4 months ago

Splitter (calf) is available for Sunday's Game 1 against the Clippers, Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reports.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Splitter will be available, but Popovich did not confirm that the veteran center will star. If Splitter is limited, some of his usual minutes could go to Aron Baynes and Boris Diaw.

Tiago Splitter PF/C ATL 4 months ago

Splitter (calf) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's Game 1 against the Clippers, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Splitter missed the final six games of the season and could be rusty if he does in fact play Sunday. Coach Greg Popovich said after Sunday's morning shootaround that Aron Baynes will make the start for Splitter if Splitter is ultimately deemed unfit to compete.

Tiago Splitter PF/C ATL 4 months ago

Splitter (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Clippers, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

Splitter missed the last six games of the regular season with a calf injury. If he's unable to play Sunday, Aron Baynes will likely get the nod at center.