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Tiago Splitter | Center/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: N/A
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Tiago Splitter bombed on Sunday with zero points on 0-of-5 shooting, four rebounds, one rebound, four personal fouls and no other stats in 18 minutes.
Splitter was quickly benched in the fourth quarter after failing to box out Chris Paul for a rebound, and he's been a non-factor vs. the Clippers' frontcourt. Whether due to a lingering calf injury, the matchup with DeAndre Jordan or both, in the past four games Splitter is averaging 2.0 points on 23.1 percent shooting, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He's also failed to block a shot all series. Apr 26 - 7:48 PM

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Gregg Popovich said that Tiago Splitter will be available for as many minutes as needed for Game 3 against the Clippers on Friday.

Aron Baynes (ankle) is being listed as doubtful, so if he's unable to go, his minutes will likely be split up between Splitter, Boris Diaw, and potentially Matt Bonner. Bonner offers very little value in fantasy leagues, but Diaw and Splitter are worth considering as low-end, plug-and-play options in daily leagues.
Apr 24 - 1:20 PM

Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich said that Tiago Splitter (calf) is fine, and he hopes that he can play more minutes against the Clippers for Game 2 on Wednesday.

Splitter echoed the same sentiment, so it sounds like his minutes are due for an increase on Wednesday, which will likely come at the expense of Aron Baynes.
Apr 21 - 3:31 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) said he expects to have a bigger role in Game 2 on Wednesday.

After playing only 10 minutes in Game 1 against the Clippers, Splitter thinks he'll see his minutes increase in Game 2. "I feel like at least least it didn’t get worse," said Splitter. "I got some minutes. That’s good. Even in the practices, I didn’t go hard. So it was good to feel myself in the game and running." We'll consider Splitter probable for Game 2, but he'll again likely split minutes with Aron Baynes.
Apr 21 - 10:16 AM

Tiago Splitter (calf) started Sunday's game in L.A. but he played only 10 minutes to finish with four points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Splitter, who played five-minute stints to begin the first and third quarters, spent time in the Spurs' locker room and wore a large wrap around his calf while on the bench. He shot a combined 6-of-17 outside the paint this season and faces a brutal matchup vs. the athletic frontcourt of DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, and even at full strength he'd be pressed to the limit. We'll keep an eye on his status over the next few days since the evidence suggests he's not a lock to start Game 2.
Apr 20 - 2:18 AM

Tiago Splitter played five minutes before heading into the Spurs' locker room on Sunday, but he has since returned to start the second half.

Splitter ran without obvious discomfort in the third quarter and appears to have avoided any setbacks, to the relief of the Spurs.
Apr 19 - 11:40 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) will start Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Clippers.

Aron Baynes will serve as Splitter's primary backup and Matt Bonner (calf) should also get in the mix if he's healthy enough to play. The Spurs may be conservative with Splitter's minutes to avoid any setbacks with his calf injury, but they'll need him to have a big series in a tough matchup with Defensive Player of the Year candidate DeAndre Jordan.
Apr 19 - 10:33 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) will play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

Gregg Popovich wouldn't reveal whether Splitter will start but he's the most logical option to match up vs. DeAndre Jordan. The center position has been a platoon all season -- Aron Baynes will also log significant minutes in the middle and Matt Bonner (calf) may get some time when San Antonio wants to spread the court.
Apr 19 - 9:07 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) is a game-time call against the Clippers on Sunday according to head coach Gregg Popovich.

Splitter missed the last six games of the regular season because of the calf issue, but he did go through a light practice on Friday and was seen getting up some free throws at shootaround. The Spurs could really use his presence in the paint against DeAndre Jordan, but it looks like he will be a true game-time decision. If Splitter can't play, Aron Baynes is expected to start at center.
Apr 19 - 1:52 PM

Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich said that Tiago Splitter (calf) went through a light practice on Friday, but he would not commit to his availability for Game 1 against the Clippers on Sunday.

"If he plays, he plays," said Popovich of Splitter. Splitter is likely headed for a game-time decision on Sunday, but if he's forced to sit, there will be more minutes for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, and Aron Baynes. Stay tuned.
Apr 17 - 1:26 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) has already been ruled out for Wednesday's regular season finale.

Additionally, Splitter will be on a strict minutes limit if he suits up for Game 1 of the postseason. It's a redux of what we saw last season with Splitter, when his calf issues were at the forefront of the playoff conversation. Of course, the Spurs went on to win the title, so we think they'll figure it out with or without Splitter.
Apr 13 - 12:44 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) is out for Sunday's game against the Suns.

He is not likely to be 100 percent until the playoffs. Splitter was playing well before his nagging calf injury popped up again, but the Spurs are doing just fine without him. Aron Baynes and Boris Diaw will handle most of the minutes next to Tim Duncan.
Apr 11 - 6:05 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Rockets, as expected.

Splitter's next chance to play will come Sunday vs. the Suns, so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for that one. With Splitter sidelined, Aron Baynes, Matt Bonner, and Boris Diaw will have the opportunity for extended minutes, although none of those guys can be viewed as viable options in standard leagues. Splitter belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.
Apr 9 - 5:41 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

His calf issues have been the major problem for him this season. Splitter was just getting it going, but we're not expecting him to be playing much more this regular season. Cut him in all re-draft leagues.
Apr 8 - 2:09 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play against the Thunder on Tuesday due to calf tightness.

He has some fluid build up in his right calf and the Spurs are likely going to hold him out of action for a few games. Aron Baynes was a letdown on Sunday with Matt Bonner seeing a nice bump. As per usual, coach Gregg Popovich will play the matchups for big big men.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 6 - 2:15 PM