Tiago Splitter Expected to Return for Atlanta Hawks Game

By Jay Desai

Tiago Splitter is expected to return against for the San Antonio Spurs game against the Atlanta Hawks according to Dan McCarney of San Antonio Express-News.

This is great news for San Antonio as the Spurs would benefit hugely with the return of Tiago Splitter’s defensive presence.

Splitter missed the preseason and the first two games of the season nursing a right calf strain and back issues. The big man is officially listed as probable for the game on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Brazil native’s return marks the second Spur to return from injury, the first being Kawhi Leonard. San Antonio is now only missing Patty Mills who continues to rehab following shoulder surgery in the offseason.

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Tiago Splitter averaged 8.2 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Spurs last season in 21.5 minutes of action per game.

Splitter also played in the 2014 FIBA World Cup finishing with averages of 7.6 points and 6.4 rebounds, shooting an even 50% from the field in 20 minutes of action per game. The Brazilian big man also averaged a nice 2.3 assists per game in the international tournament.

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