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Tiago Splitter | Center/Forward

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: N/A
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Hawks head coach Mike Budonholzer had some high praise for recently acquired center Tiago Splitter.
"We feel great about adding Tiago to our group and to our frontline. He is a smart player. His basketball IQ is through the roof. He is going to add a toughness to us," said coach Bud. "He’s a great passer, a great screen-setter. I think he’s going to fit in very quickly and fill a role off the bench." Splitter will help backup Al Horford in Atlanta, but unless a few injuries strike the Hawks' frontcourt, he's not going to be a viable fantasy option in standard leagues. Jul 14 - 3:30 PM

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Spurs have traded Tiago Splitter to the Hawks.

Wow. The Spurs just locked up Danny Green with a four-year, $45 million deal, but clearing Splitter's contract off the books will give them the cap space that they need to make a run at LaMarcus Aldridge (who they are meeting with shortly). The Hawks aren't going to be able to afford having Splitter, Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll on the roster, so something has to give. Stay tuned.
Jul 1 - 11:46 AM

The Spurs could look to deal Tiago Splitter in an effort to secure more cap space, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Tiago has two years left and $16.8 million on his contract, so the Spurs could elect to create some cap space to re-sign Kawhi Leonard and pursue other free agents (like LaMarcus Aldridge) by dealing the big man. Splitter averaged 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 52 games this season and his fantasy value would benefit from a change of scenery where he would theoretically see more than 19.8 minutes per game.
Source: ESPN
May 5 - 9:26 AM

Tiago Splitter played only nine minutes on Tuesday despite starting both the first and third quarter, and he spent most of the game with a large wrap around his right calf.

Splitter is obviously struggling with lower-body injuries and the Spurs may only be using him to buy some time (and fouls) before deploying Aron Baynes and Matt Bonner at center, while rotating in Tim Duncan with smaller lineups. The Spurs owe Splitter a guaranteed $16.8 million over the next two seasons, so they wouldn't be playing him if there was a heightened risk of long-term injury.
Apr 29 - 2:35 AM

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

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

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PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Shelvin Mack
SG1Kyle Korver
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Justin Holiday
4Marcus Eriksson
SF1Thabo Sefolosha
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
C1Al Horford
2Tiago Splitter
3Mike Muscala
4Walter Tavares