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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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The Spurs lost in Dallas on Tuesday, as Tiago Splitter finished with only eight points, four boards, one assist, three steals and one block.
Splitter was rolling early, even scoring on a finger-roll in the first quarter, but Tyson Chandler and the Mavs' defense quickly put the clamps on him. Splitter has been excellent over the past 10 days, however, reminding fans why the Spurs are lavishing a guaranteed $8.5 million on him next season, and $8.3 million in 2016-17. He's never averaged more than 10.3 points and 6.4 rebounds in the NBA, but is worth a look if you need a cheap source of boards, blocks and FG percentage, down the stretch. Mar 25 - 12:07 AM

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Tiago Splitter scored a season-high 23 points vs. the Hawks on Sunday, making 10-of-14 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs with eight boards and two assists in just 27 minutes of action.

He scored a season-high 18 points on Friday and it didn't take him long to raise the bar even higher. His late-season emergence is terrific news for the Spurs, whose starting center job had been in flux until the All-Star break. Splitter has crept into top-100 value over the past few weeks and he's worth grabbing if you need a low-risk source of rebounds, blocks and especially FG percentage.
Mar 22 - 5:38 PM

Tiago Splitter scored a season-high 18 points against the Celtics on Friday with six boards, three assists and two steals.

It's no secret that the Celtics can give up some big lines to centers and Splitter was even better than Tim Duncan. He will likely get some rest here and there, so he's not a great add. From a reality standpoint, Splitter playing well is huge for the Spurs.
Mar 21 - 2:24 AM

Tiago Splitter racked up his first double-double of the season in just two quarters vs. the Knicks, finishing Tuesday's loss with 12 points, 13 boards (seven offensive), two assists, one block and zero turnovers in 28 minutes.

The Knicks are in the bottom-third of the league for opponent scoring (101.3 points per game), FG percentage against (46.0 percent) and FTs against (19.1), and they're 30th in opponent 3-point percentage (38.9 percent). Splitter did everything but knock down shots from beyond the arc, and we're not expecting a repeat performance vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.
Mar 17 - 10:40 PM

Tiago Splitter scored 12 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in just 20 minutes on Sunday, making 5-of-6 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs.

Opposing centers are shooting a league-high 57.0 percent vs. the Wolves this season, due partly to Nikola Pekovic's injuries and lack of rim protection. Pek wasn't even active tonight and the Spurs had their way vs. Gorgui Dieng and Justin Hamilton, so Splitter's solid game should be viewed in proper context.
Mar 15 - 10:07 PM

Head coach Gregg Popovich said that Tiago Splitter lost his starting spot because he hasn't been playing well.

"Tiago’s suffered from injuries this year," Popovich said. "He just hasn’t gotten in shape and so far hasn’t had the kind of year he had last year. It’s been tough for him." Splitter played just seven minutes in Monday's loss to the Jazz and coach Popovich has opted to start the legend known as Aron Baynes at center for six of the past seven games. It's clear that Splitter is falling out of favor fast, and he is not worth owning in almost any league at the moment.
Feb 25 - 1:15 PM

Tiago Splitter scored 10 points with seven boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 19 minutes off the bench against the Raptors on Sunday.

His role is going to be limited to around 20 minutes per game for the foreseeable future, so he's going to be tough to own in most leagues. Splitter has also missed two of the Spur's last five games, and it's obvious that they want to keep him fresh for the playoffs. Keep Splitter on the wire.
Feb 8 - 11:01 PM

Tiago Splitter is good to go on Friday night.

He was a DNP-CD on Wednesday and the Spurs continue to keep his minutes down. Splitter had several problems with his calf earlier this season and the team will rest him on occasion.
Feb 6 - 8:05 PM

Tiago Splitter will not play against the Magic on Wednesday.

He is healthy and coach Gregg Popovich is just going to rest him today. Boris Diaw will start and pick up more minutes tonight. Aron Baynes may also play more. Splitter is not worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 4 - 8:33 PM

Tiago Splitter will head back to the Spurs' bench on Wednesday with Aron Baynes taking his spot in the starting lineup.

Gregg Popovich routinely swaps out Splitter for Matt Bonner depending upon matchups, and tonight it's Baynes' turn to start vs. Nikola Vucevic and the Magic. Splitter's value is minimal even when he's starting, so look elsewhere for reliable value.
Feb 4 - 6:56 PM

Tiago Splitter returned to the starting lineup in place of Matt Bonner for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, scoring eight points with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes.

Splitter and Bonner have practically rotated in and out of the starting lineup recently, but coach Gregg Popovich wasn't about to let Bonner go up against DeAndre Jordan in this one. Splitter was actually a DNP-CD on Wednesday, so the uncertainty of his role moving forward will make him very tough to own in most leagues.
Feb 1 - 1:02 AM

Tiago Splitter was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

Coach Gregg Popovich decided to sit him down. Splitter has a ton of calf injuries, but there is no indication that that issue was a problem. He's not worth owning in most leagues.
Jan 29 - 1:09 AM

Tiago Splitter shifted to the bench for Sunday's game against the Bucks, scoring eight points with two boards, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes.

Matt Bonner drew the start on Sunday, but this isn't the first time coach Gregg Popovich decided to alter his lineup. Given the constant uncertainty at the center position in San Antonio, neither player is worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 25 - 10:32 PM

Tiago Splitter played well vs. Utah on Sunday, racking up a team-high 14 points with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in just 22 minutes.

Gregg Popovich said before the game that he plans to use Splitter and Tim Duncan as his routine starters going forward. That's great news for anyone wringing low-end value out of Splitter, who has been bounced in and out of the starting lineup all season, but he's still unlikely to average more than 20-25 minutes per game.
Jan 18 - 9:29 PM

Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich indicated that Tiago Splitter and Tim Duncan will continue to be the Spurs' standard starting frontcourt pairing moving forward.

Splitter has the ability to produce when he sees his minutes in the 30s, but through 12 games as the starting center this year he is averaging just 7.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game over 20.4 minutes of action. He can only be viewed as an asset in very deep leagues.
Jan 18 - 5:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Cory Joseph
3Patty Mills
SG1Danny Green
2Marco Belinelli
3Manu Ginobili
4Reggie Williams
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1Tim Duncan
2Boris Diaw
3Jeff Ayres
C1Tiago Splitter
2Matt Bonner
3Aron Baynes