Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 1 Month

Tiago Splitter confirmed he will play at the FIBA World Cup this summer.

He played fantastic basketball in the playoffs, making 61.0 percent of his shots from the field. Splitter had a whopping 78.7 percent of his baskets come off an assist, so he's certainly being maximized by coach Gregg Popovich.

Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 2 Months

Tiago Splitter started again for the Spurs during Game 2, finishing with two points, six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 19 minutes.

Splitter exceeded five assists in only two regular-season games and his contributions through two Finals games have been crucial for the Spurs, who are looking to avenge their loss to the Heat in 2013. Splitter found himself watching from the bench down the stretch of Game 2, however, as the Spurs matched Miami's small-ball lineups with Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw in the frontcourt. For NBA fans, there are few greater pleasures than watching tit-for-tat lineup and rotation tweaks from two preeminent coaches on the league's biggest stage.

Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 2 Months

Tiago Splitter said about his block of LeBron James at the rim in Game 1 that he "didn't see that on ESPN."

This isn't really news or anything, but it's a nice attempt at humor. You may have seen LeBron's block of Splitter in Game 2 of the 2013 NBA Finals about 30 times, but Splitter has the last laugh for now. He played very well in Game 1 and is almost a lock to start the rest of the way after falling off in the OKC series.

Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 2 Months

Tiago Splitter moved back into the starting lineup for Game 1's win over the Heat on Thursday, shooting 5-of-6 from the field for 14 points, four boards and two blocks in 23 minutes.

On the down side, he will be getting a call from the league office for one of the most egregious flops in recent memory after LeBron James shoved him. Splitter was open for a lot of easy shots at the rim as the defense collapsed and clearly the extra size up front paid dividends. After moving to the bench at the end of the OKC series, Splitter will be in the starting lineup for Game 2 on Sunday.

Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 2 Months

Tiago Splitter is back in the starting lineup for the Spurs for Game 1 on Thursday.

He was bumped to the bench in favor of Matt Bonner as the Spurs countered Serge Ibaka getting back on the court. Splitter was terrific in the first two rounds of the playoffs, so he'll be an important piece to controlling the paint vs. Miami.

Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 2 Months

Tiago Splitter is listed as a starter for Saturday's Game 6 in place of Matt Bonner.

This is not an official lineup and coach Gregg Popovich could wind up changing it. He said his lineup "is not rocket science" before the game, which may have been a subtle trick about Matt "Red Rocket" Bonner. In other words, all bets are off and you probably jus.

Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 2 Months

Tiago Splitter has been fined $5,000 for flopping in Game 4 on Tuesday.

It was an obvious flop against Serge Ibaka. Worst yet, Splitter has been horrible vs. the Thunder, which comes as a surprise after he played very well in the first two rounds of the postseason. If the Spurs do shake things up with their starting lineup, he's the most likely to be moved to the bench. The video of the flop is attached in the link below.

Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 3 Months

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.

Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 4 Months

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.

Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 4 Months

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.