Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 at 9:20 am  |  3 responses

Tiago Splitter Cleared to Play for Brazilian National Team

An insurance road block has been hurdled, and now the Spurs’ big man can suit up for his country this summer. The Express-News (via globoesporte) reports: “After concerns about who would pay for his insurance to allow him to play, Spurs forward Tiago Splitter has joined the Brazilian national team in the Olympic qualifying tournament in Argentina. The Brazilian publication globoesporte.com reports the Brazilian Basketball Confederation will pay for Splitter’s insurance to allow him to play with them. Splitter is the first of the Spurs’ foreign-born players to get their insurance concerns resolved to play in the tournament. Both Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker have said they most likely will not join their national teams unless their insurance is taken care of him. Splitter will be participating in three exhibition games with his team, including two games against Mexico and one against an American team that consists of college players.”

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  • Artis Gilmore

    Good. He needs to work on his game. Hopefully Pop will trust him more after his above average games against the Grizz.

  • slamfan4life

    hope he gets better, last season wasnt what we expected

  • Marcus Bastos

    Good. The man has a better behavior than Nene, a guy that does everything he can to not play for Brazilian National Team. I expect Leandro BARBOSA and Anderson VAREJÃO to join our National Team.