HoopsHype Tiago Splitter rumors

June 19, 2014 Updates

Moments after the San Antonio Spurs came off the barges at the Riverwalk, from their championship parade Wednesday, Spurs center Tiago Splitter and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard spoke with the media. In Splitter and Leonard’s media sessions, both players confirmed to Project Spurs, they plan on representing their countries in FIBA play this summer. “Yes, I will,” confirmed Splitter of playing for Brazil at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain this August. “Yeah, that’s the plan,” said Leonard of trying to make the roster for Team USA in Las Vegas this summer. “Right now, I’m just going to rest and take it slow. But when that time comes, I’ll be ready.” ProjectSpurs.com

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Tiago Splitter: Q dia!! Brasil ganhou, Spurs ganhou!! Vamo q vamo!!! What a day!! Brazil won, we won, lets keep going!!! http://t.co/k4CTiX3qaE Twitter @tiagosplitter

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But with 3:08 remaining, Blair let his emotions get the best of him. The 6-7, 270-pound power forward collided with Spurs center Tiago Splitter, was called for a foul and reacted by kicking Splitter in the head. Blair was ejected and forced to watch the rest of the game with a few other staff members in the Mavs locker room. "It was just an accident," Blair said. "I reacted to the call and his face happened to be down there. It was nothing intentional, especially the way I had been playing. "I'm not that dumb to do something like that in the heat of the game when I know I changed it. It was totally an accident." Dallas Morning News

Splitter, however, said he thought the kick was intentional after reviewing the incident after the game. “After watching the video, it looks like it was intentional,” he said. “He has nothing against me. He’s a good kid. I know him. I don’t know why he did it.” San Antonio Express-News

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Though they won’t play a minute, injured Spurs starters Tiago Splitter, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard are with the team on the three-game road trip that is to begin Friday night against the Hawks in Atlanta because coach Gregg Popovich wants to use the trip — and the upcoming rodeo road trip — to build team chemistry. “It’s both to get therapy — I want Will (head athletic trainer Will Sevening) to be there for their therapy and other stuff — and sure, they could have done that back in San Antonio with physical theapists — but it’s also good for the chemistry for them to be with us on these road trips.” Popovich also has used the rodeo trip to build what he calls a “bunker mentality” among his players, coaches and staff so the injured players will make that long sojourn, as well. San Antonio Express-News

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Under certain rules, if a player re-signed with his team this past summer while receiving a raise of at least 20 percent — and the team is over the cap — the player cannot be traded until January 15, 2014. Eight players meet that criteria: Tony Allen — Memphis Grizzlies; Chase Budinger — Minnesota Timberwolves; Cartier Martin — Atlanta Hawks; Timofey Mozgov — Denver Nuggets; Nikola Pekovic — Minnesota Timberwolves; J.R. Smith — New York Knicks; Tiago Splitter — San Antonio Spurs; Brandan Wright — Dallas Mavericks. HoopsWorld

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An NBA official told AFP that the teams could not wait long because they had planned to return to the United States late on Wednesday after the game. “What happened today is a real shame. I’m really sorry for all the fans,” Spurs centre Tiago Splitter of Brazil wrote on Twitter. “We were excited to play this game. Big hugs.” Gulf News

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