Tiago Splitter (PHI) – “Splits” nike

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Profile:

PHI Center: 6’11, 245 lbs; 8th year, Brazil 

NBA Role: two-way center • UnderDOG

Drafted in the late first-round by San Antonio, way back in 2007, Tiago Splitter is another ‘draft & stash’ prospect who’s had a pretty productive NBA career; a Brazilian pivot w/ championship pedigree (won a title w/ the Spurs back in 2014), Splits knows how to win ball games; plays both ends of the court – isn’t a big-time scorer or rebounder but he’ll religiously contribute a few buckets, come down w/ a few boards, block/alter a few shots & create a few extra possessions; not new to the game but could improve his range out to 3-point land*; able to make the extra pass: important for Coach Brett Brown, who’s already well-accustomed to his game**; in PHI’s long-term plans?

*everyone’s doing it these days

**(assistant) coached Splitter for a few years in SA

Signature Shot: quick ‘lil floater’

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 75

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Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 7.9 points/game, 5 rebounds/game, 56% FG
  • 2014 NBA Champion LOB
  • 1st Brazilian-born player to win a title (2014)

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