HoopsHype Tiago Splitter rumors

July 21, 2013 Updates

Splitter acknowledges he thought about signing an offer sheet that might have resulted in playing for another team. The Hawks and Trail Blazers talked to his agent about proffering offers. Prepared for a long summer of free agency intrigue, he was happily surprised when a deal that kept him in San Antonio shaped up quickly. “My agent told me it was going to be a long summer for me,” he said. “But the Spurs made an offer that I liked and is great for me and my family. I couldn't say no. I want to stay here, and I had that in my hands, so it's great for me.” San Antonio Express-News

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Starting center Tiago Splitter’s four-year contract has yet to be finalized but should be completed by week’s end. Ginboili’s deal is for a reported $14 million over two seasons and Buford said the club continues to expect big things from the two-time All-Star, despite his age. “Obviously, he’s been a big part of the heart and soul of our team for many years and we’re excited that he’s got a summer to take off from the national team and rejuvenate his body,” Buford said. “We’re expecting big things against from Manu.” San Antonio Express-News

July 8, 2013 Updates

Brazil will have plenty of talent and experience when they compete at the FIBA Americas Championship this summer in Caracas. For the first time in a very long time, however, veteran center Tiago Splitter will not be with the team. The San Antonio Spurs star, who made his Olympic debut last summer and helped the national side reach the Quarter-Finals, has sent a letter to Brazil Basketball Confederation President Carlos Nunes and Secretary General Edio Jose Alves explaining the need to withdraw from this year's group. FIBA Americas

Splitter cites a "physical recovery program" he has to undertake after a grueling campaign that ended last month with a Game 7 defeat to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. The 2.11m pivot, who is expected to sign a new four-year deal worth $36million with the Spurs, says he also must concentrate on contract negotiations. Splitter finished his letter by saying: "I make myself available for future call-ups." FIBA Americas

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San Antonio Spurs restricted free-agent center Tiago Splitter could command an offer sheet that averages $8.5 million to $9 million annually, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to be a suitor for Splitter, league sources said. The Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks have salary-cap space, a need for a young center and general managers – Dennis Lindsey and Danny Ferry, respectively – who were Spurs front-office executives when Splitter came into the organization. Yahoo! Sports

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