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How The Spurs Have Been The Opposite Of What We Expected

When the Spurs traded Tiago Splitter in an effort to clear cap space at the onset of last summer's free-agency period, they were assuming risk at multiple levels. Forget the fact they did not have the LaMarcus Aldridge signing agreed upon at that point, San Antonio was playing a hand that left key contributors from its 2014 championship-winning team grabbing cash in free agency...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dark clouds gather in Atlanta, as the Hawks’ hopes dim considerably

To win in baseball, a team needs pitchers who can get outs with several pitches, a splitter being one of them. Without Tiago Splitter, the Atlanta Hawks have less depth and rim protection. The first two games after the All-Star break have painted the worst possible picture for a team whose postseason prospects are getting darker by the day. Yes, the weather changes every five minutes...
Via Crossover Chronicles
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Brazil’s Tiago Splitter to miss 2016 Rio Olympics with hip injury

Tiago Splitter has represented his country during a handful of international events, but hip surgery will keep him from participating in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Atlanta Hawks center posted on Instagram he elected to have a season-ending procedure and is expected to be sidelined for eight months. Splitter said: “I always loved to play, either for my team...
Via Sportsnaut
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Splitter to miss Olympics recovering from hip surgery

ATLANTA (AP) Tiago Splitter won't be able to play for the home team at the Rio Olympics. The Atlanta Hawks center said Wednesday he will need eight months to recover from hip surgery, costing him a spot on the Brazilian national team this summer. Splitter says ''everybody wants to play in the Olympics when you're playing at home. It's really hard'' to sit out the games, which...
Via Associated Press
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawks backup center Splitter to miss remainder of season

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks say center Tiago Splitter needs season-ending hip surgery. Splitter, from Brazil, has missed the last six games. The Hawks said Tuesday Splitter has seen ''multiple'' specialists while seeking the proper treatment for his sore right hip. Finally, surgery was determined to be the best option. A date for the procedure has not been determined. Splitter...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawks have options at trade deadline with Tiago Splitter

By now, folks have heard all about how the Atlanta Hawks might be sellers at the NBA trade deadline with names such as Jeff Teague and Al Horford popping up, but a new name just joined them—Tiago Splitter. Splitter is quite the interesting chess piece for the Hawks, who might decide to stand pat or absolutely blow things up before the Feb. 18 deadline. Sitting at 27-20 and third...
Via The Sports Daily
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs sign Danny Green to deal, trade Tiago Splitter

By David Kenyon The San Antonio Spurs’ pursuit of free agent LaMarcus Aldridge put Danny Green’s future into question with the franchise, but ESPN’s Chris Broussard reports the shooting guard is sticking around. Sources: Danny Green has agreed to a 4 year, $45 million deal with the Spurs — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 1, 2015 Green rose to league-wide popularity...
Via Sportsnaut
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tiago Splitter's Game 4 flop was too much (Vine)

San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter failed to draw a foul, but drew some embarrassing attention to himself, with a massive flop in the second quarter of Tuesday night's Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals against Oklahoma City.Splitter was guarding Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and threw himself onto the ground after a light elbow from Ibaka. The play on the court continued...
Via Holdout Sports
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

If healthy at season's end, Splitter plans to play in 2014 FIBA World Cup

So long as he finishes the 2013-2014 NBA season in a healthy state, San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter told he plans on playing in the upcoming 2014 FIBA World Cup for Brazil. If I am not injured, I will play with the national team next summer. I am looking forward to participate in the World Cup with my teammates and try to help Brazil do a great performance...
Via Project Spurs
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tiago Splitter shoots airball on jump hook from two feet away (GIF)

San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter had an embarrassingly bad shot during Thursday night's game at Golden State when he shot an airball with a jump hook just two feet from the basket.Splitter played for 28 minutes in the game as the Spurs gave their stars Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker the night off. Splitter made up for the terrible miss by knocking down the game...
Via Holdout Sports
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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