HoopsHype Tiago Splitter Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 30, 2014 | 04:58 PM

Paul Garcia

Late here, but Spurs announced Kawhi Leonard will be available to play vs. Suns Friday. Patty Mills, Tiago Splitter are still out.

Dan McCarney

No Popovich today so no update on injured players. But we did see Splitter doing some work on the treadmill, for whatever that's worth.

Dan McCarney

Tim on Leonard's potential return: "We get Tiago out there (too) and we'll be ready to rock. Sorry, Patty. Forgot you're not ready."

Lang Greene

No Tiago Splitter. No Kawhi Leonard. But the Spurs still get the W to open the 2014-15 regular season

Quixem Ramirez

Reminder: The Spurs didn’t have Kawhi, Tiago and Patty. Also: 20 turnovers. Much room for improvement.

Mike Monroe

With Tiago Splitter out Aron Baynes getting a nice run for #Spurs in 1st 1/2 vs. #Mavs

Jeff McDonald

Tiago Splitter, originally out with a calf strain, is now dealing with some sort of back ailment, Pop says. Leonard closer to returning.

Paul Garcia

Says Pop, Tiago has the calf injury, but for some reason he's getting word about a back injury. Said he's a little confused.

Paul Garcia

On Tiago Splitter, Pop: "He's just out until they tell us he's ready to play."

Paul Garcia

Per Pop, Marco Belinelli, Matt Bonner will start in place of Kawhi and Splitter.

Jeff McDonald

Asked Danny Green who guards Dirk with Tiago Splitter out tonight. Second name he mentioned was Matt Bonner, so there's that.

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Jugones de #FantasyNBAplus de @nbaplus los Spurs informan que ni Leonard ni Splitter debutarán esta madrugada baloncesto.as.com/baloncesto/201…

Emiliano Carchia

Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter will miss the opening night sportando.com/en/usa/nba/139…

Dwain Price

Kawhi Leonard (right eye infection), Tiago Splitter (strained right calf) and Patty Mills (shoulder surgery) won't play Tues. vs. the #Mavs.

Michael Scotto

San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard (eye infection), Tiago Splitter (strained calf) and Patty Mills (shoulder) are OUT for tomorrow's game.

Quixem Ramirez

Kawhi (eye), Tiago (calf) and Patty (shoulder) are out tomorrow, per the Spurs.

Michael De Leon

Leonard, Splitter out vs. Mavericks in season opener ift.tt/ZUkCxH #spurs

Paul Garcia

Leonard, Splitter out vs. Mavericks in season opener - projectspurs.com/2014-articles/…

Julian Mozo

#NBA Los Spurs largan mañana sin dos titulares: Leonard (ojo) y Splitter (pantorilla). Tienen marca 16-1 en debuts. Sólo perdieron en 2008.

Kurt Helin

Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter to miss Spurs’ season opener dlvr.it/7LBtr2

Sean Highkin

Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter to miss Spurs’ season opener wp.me/p14QT0-31wj

Earl K. Sneed

With the Spurs minus Kawhi Leonard (eye) and Tiago Splitter (calf), the @Dallas Mavericks catch the champs without two starters. #DALatSAS

Marc Stein

Spurs announce that both Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) and Tiago Splitter (strained right calf) are out on Ring Night against Dallas

Marc J. Spears

Spurs say Kawhi Leonard (right eye infection) and Tiago Splitter (strained calf) will not play in Tuesday's season-opener against Dallas.

Jeff McDonald

Kawhi Leonard (eye), Tiago Splitter (calf) both ruled out for Wednesday's opener, per Spurs. Patty Mills (shoulder surgery) also out.

Paul Garcia

Spurs just announced Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter, & Patty Mills will not play in season opener vs. Mavs Tuesday. All injured still.

Dan McCarney

Leonard emerged from the locker room after everyone else was done to get some work in. Won't get update on him, Splitter until afternoon.

Sean Highkin

The Rockets' hands were tied with Parsons because they were trying to make other moves. Spurs have no significant $ besides TP/Splitter/Diaw

Dan McCarney

RE: Leonard and Splitter, Spurs aren't ready to give official status yet, but as Mike noted, both would seem to be doubtful at this point.

Mike Monroe

Neither Kawhi Leonard nor Tiago Splitter took part in #Spurs practice; hard to see either ready for Tues. opener, but still wait & see

John Schuhmann

So Tyson Chandler, Splitter, Hibbert, Bogut, etc. couldn't play for Lionel Hollins? twitter.com/MazzESPN/statu…

Paul Garcia

If Kawhi & Splitter aren't ready by Tuesday, strong chance I think Belinelli starts at SF, Diaw/Bonner at center: projectspurs.com/2014-articles/…

Jeff McDonald

If you're freaking out over preseason, calm down. But ... until Spurs get Leonard and then Splitter back, it's going to be dicey.

Dwain Price

Matchups to watch Tuesday: Parker/Jameer, Splitter/Tyson, Duncan/Dirk. Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) could miss this game.

Jeff McDonald

The thing is, two of the three guys out (Splitter/Leonard) are sort of the linchpin of the Spurs' defensive operation.

Jeff McDonald

Nothing official, but Pop seems resigned to starting season Tuesday without Leonard and Splitter available.

Jeff McDonald

Ginobili's preseason hasn't been great, but it'd look about 10 percent better if he were able to run pick and rolls with Tiago Splitter.

Paul Garcia

Pop said he hadn't thought about who might sit tonight for rest purposes, but did say Kawhi & Tiago are still out.

Dan McCarney

Nothing new with Leonard or Splitter; both continue to be out. Everyone else will dress tonight, Popovich said he has no idea who will play.

Adi Joseph

RZA = Pop GZA = Duncan Rae = Manu Ghost = Parker Meth = Kawhi Deck = Mills ODB = Diaw Masta = Splitter U-God = Bonner

Bill Herenda

ICYMI, Kings @ Spurs w/out Splitter calf injury, Leonard eye infection & Tim Duncan rest #SacKings #KingsTalk #NBA

Jeff McDonald

DeMarcus Cousins is a tough cover anyway. He's impossible for the Spurs' to defend without Duncan and Splitter available.

Jeff McDonald

This Spurs starting five getting worked over defensively ... with no Leonard, Duncan, or Splitter it's what you expect

Dan McCarney

Popovich on Splitter (calf): "I don't know when he's going to be ready. Hopefully by the time the season starts (on Tuesday)."

Jeff McDonald

Pop said Splitter unlikely to play Wednesday against Atlanta either. Season opener vs Dallas could get iffy.

Jeff McDonald

And obviously no Splitter (calf), Leonard (eye) or Mills (shoulder) vs Kings either.

Paul Garcia

Pop says both Kawhi Leonard & Tiago Splitter are still out, doesn't know when they'll return. Said Kawhi will be reevaluated on Thursday.

Dan McCarney

No Duncan tonight. Splitter still has no timetable for return, Leonard's eye infection, resulting from a virus, will be re-evaluated Thurs.