It looks like Splitter is finally donning the silver and black. According to Joe Alexander’s (of mysanantonio.com) Twitter page, the Spurs have signed Brazilian center, and 2007 first round pick, Tiago Splitter.
Splitter has been playing professionally in Spain, last season for Caja Laboral. He lead his team this year to the ACB title and was the season and finals MVP. He is considered the best big man in Europe, if not the best player outright. The Spurs drafted him in 2007 but he has stayed in Europe until now, reportedly to bulk up and get his game more NBA ready. This Spurs fan is pretty excited. If the reports and hype are to be believed, this guy is the real deal at center. Put him on the floor and it will be the first time Tim Duncan has had a legit center to play alongside since David Robinson retired.
In other player news, Matt Bonner will be keeping his seven points a game and 39% three point shooting in San Antonio. He signed a four year deal to remain with the team. Unlike other free agent signings this summer, Bonner chose to be low key about this signing. He joked that he couldn’t even get “New Hampshire public access” television to cover his signing. The Concord, N.H. native is currently in Derry, N.H. running his basketball camp.
And in even less important player news, Malik Hairston Jr. was left off the summer league roster. He should see that as a good thing. I guess someone in the front office is picking up what he’s putting down.
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Written by Gabriel Rodriguez
Born in Germany, early childhood in NYC, raised in the D.C. area, currently reside in Charlottesville, VA. Big fan of the NY Giants and San Antonio Spurs.