Spurs Tiago Splitter Getting Some Interest From Blazers

By Michael Rehome

Jun 5, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter addresses the media before practice for game one of the 2013 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs big man Tiago Splitter is entering free agency this summer and he has been getting some interest around the league from other teams in which would like to acquire the Brazilians’ services.  According to John Canzano of the Oregonian, they Portland Trail Blazers have their eye on Splitter.

Source: Trail Blazers have interest in restricted FAs Tiago Splitter & Nikola Peković as potential free-agent signing. More on @750TheGame

— John Canzano (@JohnCanzanoBFT) June 24, 2013

Here is what our friends over at Project Spurs had to say on Splitter:

Splitter improved his stats in the regular season averaging 10.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and shot 56% from the field. However, in the postseason his numbers dipped to 6.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and shot 53%. 

Centers like Splitter always are in high demand. Teams tend to overpay for size as Houston did with Omir Asik. However, Splitter’s poor postseason performance may have hurt the chance of a team (including the Spurs) from offering him a large deal.

What do you have to say Spurs fans? Should the Spurs resign Splitter or let him walk? Let us know what you think.