The San Antonio Spurs recently said they were unaware if they’d be able to re-sign big man Tiago Splitter.
It appears their concerns weren’t very valid.
Splitter, who according to Yahoo Sports is on the verge of agreeing to a five year, $45 million dollar contract with the Spurs never even visited another team, a clear sign that San Antonio was bluffing that they feared they’d lose the Brazil native.
San Antonio is finalizing a five year, $45 million contract extension for center Tiago Splitter, league sources tell Y! Sports.
Splitter, a three year NBA veteran struggled to find floor time during his first two seasons but with the Spurs’ desire to rest Tim Duncan this year, Splitter found himself on the correct end of more playing time. Now, with Duncan nearing the end, the Spurs wanted to make sure they locked up Splitter long term.
Much like the vast majority of moves made by the San Antonio front office, it’s another solid deal, especially given the premium on NBA big men. An average salary of $9 million is relatively fair considering what we’ve seen others sign for (remember Darko signing for four years, $20 million three years ago).
Wojo has changed his years and numbers :
There won’t be a fifth year on the Splitter deal. The terms will be four years, $36 million-plus, sources tell Y! Sports.