San Antonio Spurs Season Review: Tiago Splitter

By George Middleton

One thing is certain as if now, Tiago Splitter hasn’t lived up to his four-year $36 million contract. Last season Splitter sat out 30 games with a calf injury, which made his season disappointing for the most part. What did Splitter do right and wrong last year? Find out below!

Offense. TIAGO SPLITTER. C. Missing 30 games surely hurt Splitter as he looked rusty at times. Splitter managed to put up around his career numbers, as he averaged 8.2 points on 56% field goals. The positive in his production is that he did it in 20 minutes. He also averaged a respectable 1.5 assists and shot a career high 75% from the free-throw line. Splitter played better as the season went on, as his best stretch was in March. In the month he averaged 10.7 points on 61% from the field. His season high was 23 points in March. In the playoffs Splitter had very little impact, as he averaged 3.4 points on a mere 38% field goals.. C

C. Defense. TIAGO SPLITTER. C+. Despite lacking the physicality of many centers, Splitter has always been a solid defender due to quick feet. Splitter averaged 4.8 rebounds and 0.7 rebounds in 20 minutes. The numbers are slightly lower than you would like, but are respectable. Splitter’s season high was 14 rebounds. An improvement from Splitter can come in protecting the rim, it would go a long way for the Spurs if he can average a little over a block in 20 minutes.

Overall. TIAGO SPLITTER. C. Splitter had a fairly average season, but missing 30 games makes it disappointing. That’s two consecutive seasons that Splitter has missed at least 20 games. If Splitter stays healthy the Spurs can take the next step for the upcoming year. With <strong><a href=. C

Below is a Tiago Splitter video uploaded by DownToBuck. The video is of Splitter’s highest scoring output of the season (23 points) against the Atlanta Hawks.