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Tiago Splitter
Tiago Splitter
Position: F-C
Born: 01/01/85
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:231 lbs. / 105.2 kg.
Salary: $8,250,000
Splitter will remain in Atlanta for much of the offseason for his rehabilitation. He will return to his native Brazil in July for a youth basketball camp and again in August for the Summer Olympic Games, where he will serve as a television commentator. Splitter said the Hawks will send a representative to Brazil so he can continue his rehabilitation work. “The Hawks and I have agreed to keep working because it’s really important,” Splitter said. Splitter still would not disclose the exact nature of the surgical procedure. “Eventually, we’ll throw that out,” he said with a smile.
With being ahead of schedule, do you think there’s any possibility of playing in the Olympics? Tiago Splitter: The Olympics is something that I’m going to miss because I really want to get back well next season. And the Olympics if I play, it will be rushed and I won’t be 100 percent. And I don’t want to do that. But it gives other players a chance. I’ve been on the national team for 14 years—I started on the senior national team at 17 years old—so it’s going to be a real pity to be out of the Olympics. But on the other hand, I want the national team to be as strong as they can be and really try to make something important [happen] this summer.
3 months ago via NBPA
Do you think you want to pursue broadcasting beyond your NBA career? Tiago Splitter: It’s a really interesting career, but I don’t know if I want to do this as a full-time job. It’s just something for now and I’m having fun with it. It’s also a way to forget about my injury, because it’s really hard to be out of the game for eight months. So it’s just something that I’m putting my mind to right now and I’m not pressuring myself to be on the court.
3 months ago via NBPA
Tiago Splitter: It is because of my unique path and passion for the sport that I take my responsibility to perform at a high level each night very seriously. I tried everything I could to get back on the court this season…anti-inflammatories, injections, physical therapy. These are the treatments all NBA players get to stay healthy. But nothing worked and the pain continued. I couldn’t play the way I wanted to and it began to impact me at home. My activity with my kids was way down and I suffered from many restless nights. I couldn’t bend down to put my socks on. So I started doing my research. I spoke with everyone I could find inside the NBA and out, including multiple doctors, the Hawks medical staff, and people who had experienced hip pain during and after their careers, including Ronny Turiaf, Jason Kidd, and even someone named Travis Andre Ross, who trains for American Ninja Warrior (I contacted him through Instagram!). Everyone was supportive and passionate about attacking the problem.
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