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Tiago Splitter | Center/Forward | #11

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: N/A
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (28) / SA
Contract: view contract details

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Tiago Splitter (hip surgery) will be ready for training camp according to coach Mike Budenholzer.
"With Tiago, everyone is really happy with his progress," Budenholzer said. "With the hip, if you are just talking specifically about the hip, everybody feels like it couldn’t be going much better. Now, it’s getting all the muscles and everything that goes into being ready to play up to speed. We are expecting him to participate in camp, maybe not at 100 percent participation but significant." This also means Splitter should be ready for opening night where he will see minutes in the teens backing up Dwight Howard off the bench. Sep 22 - 2:39 PM

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Tiago Splitter (hip surgery) said he'll be ready for the start of training camp.

Splitter had been rehabbing his surgically-repaired hip for over five months and expects to be ready for training camp. "I’m good," Splitter said. "I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. I’m running. I’m playing some one-on-one. I’m doing a lot of weights trying to get stronger because [with] the surgery I lost muscle in my legs. I really have to do that to gain back muscle. I’m on it. I’m doing well. I’ll be ready for the start of camp." While Splitter will help the Hawks with depth off the bench, he won't have much fantasy value backing up Dwight Howard.
Aug 16 - 11:36 AM

Tiago Splitter said that he expects to be fully recovered from his hip surgery by the start of training camp.

Splitter is already sprinting at full speed, so he's making solid progress in his recovery and training camp is a realistic target date. That being said, Splitter will have a very limited role behind Dwight Howard this upcoming season, so he won't be worth drafting in almost any setting.
Aug 14 - 6:39 PM

Tiago Splitter (hip surgery) is now able to sprint at full speed.

He posted a video of himself sprinting and doing agility drills on his Instagram account this week. He was given an eight-month timetable after undergoing surgery in February, so there's a chance he could be ready around the start of the 2016-17 season. Splitter won't have much fantasy value as the backup center behind Dwight Howard.
Jul 23 - 1:36 PM

Tiago Splitter (hip surgery) is still progressing ahead of schedule.

Splitter underwent season-ending surgery in February and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. "It’s great," Splitter said of his rehabilitation. "I’ve started to jog. I’ve started to do some stuff on the court. I’ve started to get my strength back. We are working each week on getting my strength back, speed, jumping onto boxes. It’s getting there." Splitter has a chance to open the season as the Hawks starting center if they're unable to re-sign Al Horford, but his fantasy value is limited after averaging 5.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 16.1 minutes in 2015-16.
Jun 14 - 12:51 PM

Tiago Splitter (hip surgery) said that he is progressing "way ahead" of schedule.

He won't play in the Olympics because he wants to be 100 percent for next season, but he said he feels "very good" and added that he's been working out in the gym every day. He's going to start running and jumping soon, so it sounds like there's a decent chance that he will be ready for training camp. If the Hawks are able to re-sign Al Horford this summer, Splitter will open the 2016-17 season as the backup center.
Source: NBPA
May 8 - 11:26 AM

Tiago Splitter (hip) has begun riding an exercise bike, and he's now walking with just one crutch.

Splitter underwent season-ending hip surgery on February 26, so it's nice to see him already working on his conditioning less than a month removed from the surgery. He's going to miss the 2016 Olympic Games, and he might not be ready when the 2016-17 season begins.
Mar 15 - 3:49 PM

Tiago Splitter (hip) had a successful surgery on Thursday.

His recovery time will be "eight months, at least," so the big man may not be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will both pick up a few extra minutes in the rotation, but they are not on the standard-league radar.
Feb 26 - 9:21 AM

Tiago Splitter (hip) will undergo surgery on Thursday.

Splitter's recovery timetable is currently set at eight months, so he'll be targeting a return for the start of the 2016-17 regular season. While Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will both see increased run while Splitter is out for the rest of the 2015-16 regular season, neither holds much value in standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 25 - 12:18 PM

Tiago Splitter said that he'll have an eight-month recovery after undergoing hip surgery next week.

That means that he won't be available for Brazil during the Olympics in Rio, and there's a chance he's not ready to go when the 2016-17 season begins. Splitter added that he's been in serious pain since November, and that his surgery is scheduled for February 25. Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will do their best to help fill the void, but neither guy offers any standard league appeal.
Feb 17 - 1:15 PM

Tiago Splitter has elected to undergo season-ending hip surgery.

Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will continue to split Splitter's minutes, but neither guy has any standard league appeal with Al Horford and Paul Millsap healthy. Splitter can safely be sent to the waiver wire in all settings.
Feb 16 - 4:33 PM

Tiago Splitter (hip) is reportedly contemplating surgery.

Splitter will be held out through the All-Star break, and whatever the course of treatment he decides, Tiago is set to spend an extended amount of time on the sidelines. Mike Scott and Mike Muscala will pick up some extra minutes in his absence, but none of these guys can be considered viable options in standard leagues.
Source: ESPN
Feb 9 - 2:24 PM

Tiago Splitter (hip) is getting a second opinion on his right hip.

He is out through the break and he could be out for multiple weeks. Splitter can be left on the wire in just about all leagues. There will be more minutes for Mike Scott and Mike Muscala.
Feb 8 - 4:11 PM

Tiago Splitter (hip) will be held out until after the All-Star break.

The Hawks know better than to rush Splitter back given his injury history, so it's a wise move. Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will continue to see more minutes off the bench, but not enough to make an impact in fantasy leagues.
Feb 7 - 11:39 AM

Tiago Splitter (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday against the Magic.

He is likely out through the break with his troublesome hip injury. Expect more Mike Muscala and Mike Scott to back up Al Horford. Splitter can be dropped basically everywhere.
Feb 6 - 3:30 PM

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PF1Paul Millsap
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