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Tiago Splitter will not play against the Rockets on Monday due to rest.
He's seen quite a bit of rest down the stretch and has battled some injuries this season. After a nice season in 2012-13, Splitter regressed a bit this year. He can be cut in all leagues.
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Tiago Splitter came off the bench in the second half of Thursday's loss to the Thunder, finishing with two points three boards, two assists, one steal and one block.
He wasn't in foul trouble and this may have been a matchup move from coach Gregg Popovich. Splitter has been Popped a couple times in the last 10 days, so there was concern of the coach possibly just sitting his big man out in the second half for a partial-Pop. He's still not worth owning in any league even before taking into account how he's shuffled in and out of the lineup.
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Boris Diaw is starting in place of Tiago Splitter on Wednesday vs. the Warriors.
The last two times Splitter was pulled from the starting lineup, he did not play against the Sixers last Monday and Saturday vs. the Pelicans. It could be a case of the Pops or it could be a matchup play.
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Tiago Splitter received a DNP-CD on Saturday.
He's actually played very well for the Spurs and it looks like he earned himself some rest. For what it's worth, coach Gregg Popovich said everyone was available to play tonight. Obviously, that's not worth much. Splitter owners can probably expect another one of these soon.
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Tiago Splitter played 29 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 10 points, four boards, five assists and one steal.
He was a surprise DNP-CD on Monday against the Sixers and coach Gregg Popovich threw him right back into the fire tonight. Splitter has regressed a bit this season from his impressive 2012-13 campaign and is not worth owing in standard leagues right now.
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As expected, Tiago Splitter will return to action on Wednesday after getting one game off to rest.
"Tiago has been doing yeoman's work underneath the last two, three, four games as far as having to be banging around with those big guys," said Gregg Popovich. "It was great to give ... his body a little bit of a rest. It worked out well." Splitter hasn't averaged more than 22 minutes per game in any month this season, and Popovich's scrupulous management of his playing time makes him a lousy fantasy center in most formats. In 49 games this season, Splitter is averaging 8.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.6 blocks.
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Tiago Splitter was a DNP-CD against the Sixers on Monday.
He just got the normal Gregg Popovich rest tonight and the coach confirmed it after the game. Pop has driven fantasy owners up a wall for a decade and nobody should be shocked he kept Splitter on the bench. He should be ready for Wednesday's game vs. the Nuggets.
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Tiago Splitter hit 6-of-10 shots for 17 points, 14 rebounds, a steal and a block in Saturday's win.
Tim Duncan was out and Splitter enjoyed having the paint to himself tonight. He also had 11 points and 11 rebounds on Friday and has been rolling for four straight games. Get him in your lineup if you need a center.
Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 29 Days
Tiago Splitter double-doubled against the Kings on Friday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting with 11 rebounds and one block in 21 minutes.
Splitter is on a bit of a roll over the last three games with averages of 11.7 points, 9.7 boards and 2.0 blocks while hitting 71.4 percent of his shots. The Kings are terrible defensively in their frontcourt and he also double-doubled against the lowly Jazz. He's worth a look if you need a big man and though he profiles like a guy that could get run while others rest, you never know with Pop.
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Tiago Splitter notched his third double-double of the season vs. Utah, scoring 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking two shots.
He now has two double-doubles in the Spurs' past three games, though his lousy FT shooting and usual lack of assists and blocks make him a poor option for fantasy purposes. Just keep an eye on him in case veterans like Tim Duncan or Boris Diaw are given a few nights off for rest in the near future.