Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 9:30 am  |  9 responses

Tiago Splitter to Ink $36 Million Deal With the San Antonio Spurs

28-year old free agent center Tiago Splitter has reached a four-year, $36 million deal to stay with the San Antonio Spurs (making him the squad’s third highest-paid player.) The Spurs are doing all they can to retain the core of their team, which pushed the champion Miami Heat to seven games in the NBA Finals. Per the Express-News: “Splitter, who made $3.945 million last season, became a free agent on Monday. The Spurs made a qualifying offer of $4.93 million before he hit the free agent market, giving them the right to match any offer he received from other teams. According to a league source familiar with Splitter’s negotiations with the Spurs, the contract the Spurs were still structuring on Tuesday is expected to total slightly more than $36 million over four seasons. [...] A 6-foot-11, 240-pound veteran of three seasons with the Spurs, Splitter last season was the team’s No. 2 rebounder, at 6.4 per game. He averaged 10.3 points, sixth on the team, and played in all but one regular season game. His production dropped during the playoffs, his scoring average dipping to 6.1 points per game and his rebounding average falling to 3.1 per game. He suffered a sprained left ankle in Game 3 of the team’s first-round sweep of the Lakers and missed the final game of that series and the first game of the team’s second-round series with Golden State.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    there were reports yesterday of a 5 year 45 million $ deal. 9 mill a year is an alright price for a starter of his caliber. people with short term memory will hate on this deal because he was so ineffective against the heat. please re-watch the memphis series.

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    Alamo Money

  • RayJr

    I’m not sold on Splitter because I think he’s already peaked and I don’t think he can carry the work load in the post once Duncan is gone. Not comparing him to Duncan at all but Splitter is a 15 and 8 guy at best. Spurs should have set their sights on Al Jefferson.

  • Junior Taylor

    Even though I don’t think he is worth the kind of money and trust the Spurs have placed in him, he is still a viable starter especially in the Spurs system. The MIA series made him look worse than he really is due to their playing style (small ball) which rendered having two traditional bigs on the court at the same time useless..

  • LP @ThisisEther

    or Milsap…

  • spit hot fiyah

    i disagree, he is 28, but he has been improving steadily since coming over. i think his development will continue as he gets more comfortable with the nba game

  • RayJr

    His numbers declined in the playoffs which shows that he cannot show up when it counts. Imagine him as the starter without Duncan there to carry him. The Spurs post play is going to be terrible for years after Duncan leaves. Also, if he continues on the same trend of improvement, by the time he’s 30 he’ll barely be at the 15 and 8 averages I mentioned above.

  • spit hot fiyah

    15 and 8 is not terrible, not a lot of starting 4s give you that

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