With the NBA lockout sent to end this week, so are San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter's playing days with Spanish team Valencia Basket.
Splitter has stated he has played his last game with Valencia after scoring 19 points, 2 assists, 9 rebounds, 5-5 from the free-throw line, 7-14 from the field in 33 minutes in a 81-64 loss to Real Madrid.
And although his last game was in a loss, Splitter wished the team luck and is happy helped the team in the games he played.
Regarding returning to the Spurs, Splitter stated the team has to take one game at a time.
"We must go step by step, think of the regular season first and then tackle the playoffs."
With Splitter's return to San Antonio, this marks the return of Tony Parker, DeJuan Blair, Danny Green and Da'Sean Butler who have left overseas teams since the lockout ended. Chris Quinn will remain in Russia with Khimki Moscow for the duration of their season.
The Spurs are set to kickoff training camp this Friday.
Hey Jeff, thanks for the read. Has there been any news on Da'Sean's play overseas? I'm curious to see how he's bounced back from his injury.
@AaronWatters yeah he left VEF Riga in Lativa and returned to the States. He should be training camp fodder. Expect him to be sent to the Toros with the SAS stacked with small forwards.
@JeffProjectSpurs Thanks, I was concerned my expectations are too high for him, I like watching him play in college.
Tiago's free throw stroke definitely looked more fluid in this game. He shoots it in one motion now instead of having that hitch before the release.
@jyra Not until he gets back and the shooting coaches start to mess with it again. Leave the poor guy alone and let him do his thing.