Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 9:15 am  |  one response

Tiago Splitter Signs in Spain; Luther Head to Play in China

Spurs’ big man Tiago Splitter will hoop for Valencia BC, while Luther Head is off to China. From the Express-News and Yahoo! Sports: “Spurs center Tiago Splitter is headed overseas because of the NBA lockout, and guard Manu Ginobili is being recruited like a blue-chip prep prospect. One season removed from being Most Valuable Player of the Spanish ACB League, the website of ACB team Valencia BC reported Wednesday that Splitter has agreed to join the team. His contract will have an out clause allowing his return to the Spurs should the lockout end in time for the 2011-12 NBA season to commence. Though Ginobili, the All-Star guard, has said he would not consider playing overseas unless, and until, the entire NBA season is canceled, he has gotten offers from European teams on a daily basis, according to his agent. ‘Nothing is imminent,’ Herb Rudoy, Ginobili’s Chicago-based agent reported, via text message, ‘although we field inquiries from European teams every day.’ Ginobili offered Splitter congratulations for his signing in Valencia via a Twitter posting.”

“Luther Head has signed a deal to play this season for Jiangsu in China, agent Ron Shade tells Y! Sports. Head played for Sac Kings in 10-11.”

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  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    The EXODUS commences.
    Honestly this is a great addition for Valencia, noticed while watching Tony Parker’s ASVEL beat Valencia in the Eurocup 2 nights ago, that the Spaniards superior 3pt shooters, De Colo & Rafa Martinez, didn’t have any space to operate due Asvel’s very athletic Guards easily able to closeout when the ball got rotated.
    Lishuk and Pietrus were great, especially the hulking Ukranian who had a fantastic offensive game ,but they never commanded doubleteams.
    Hilton Armstrong, Turiaf and the Asvel frontcourt held their own agains them.
    Add Splitter to that team, especially the one who played 2 years ago: watch out.
    PS: French bball is having quite the renaissance this season.