According to Brazilian writer Paulo Roberto of basketbrasil.com.br, Tiago Splitter will make his decision to play with the Brazilian team in early July. Splitter wants to see what is going to happen with the NBA's potential lockout situation before agreeing to play with the Brazilian national team.
I used a translator tool to interpret the article, so please be wary.
On [his] page on Twitter , the pivot of the Brazilian San Antonio Spurs Tiago Splitter reiterated his desire to play for the national team in green and yellow Pre-Olympic Tournament of the Americas in Argentina, but made clear that the decision will only be taken from July, depending what happens in the NBA with the threat of a strike.
Here is Splitter's actual message on his Twitter page:
Pra quem ta perguntando sobre a selecao, nao vou saber nada certo ate julho..Mas deixo claro que minha intencao eh jogar com a amarelinha...
In other words, should the NBA lockout go into effect, then Splitter might be playing this summer in Argentina with the Brazilian team.
Hopefully, there won't be a lockout and instead he'll spend the summer preparing for his second season with the Spurs, in which he is to be a more vital player in the rotation.
Aside from Splitter potentially playing in the summer, Spurs' Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker will be playing for their respective home country teams this summer in Olympic qualifiers.
Hi Paul, i'm writer of Spurs Brasil, let me help u with the translations of both texts
First of basketbrasil.com.br:
On his page on Twitter, San Antonio Spurs brazilian center Tiago Splitter reiterated his desire to play for the national team on Pre-Olympic Tournament of the Americas in Argentina, but made it clear that the decision will only be taken as of July, depending what happens in the NBA with the threat of a lockout.
Second his message on twitter
For who are asking about the national team, i won't now anything right until July..But made it clear that my intention is playing with the yellow shirt
I think it get better to understand what he said about it. He really want to play for Brazil in FIBA Americas, he just won't play if something happen on NBA that the federation can't pay his insurance because of the lockout. But some players like Manu are seeing this kind of things with the NPBA to play on offseason for their national teams.
@glaglauber Thanks for the interpretation! That really clears things up. The writing styles from the states and around the world are very hard to interpret. Once again, thank you for the clear up from Project Spurs!
@24writer You're welcome Paul! Anytime u need to translate something on portuguese about Splitter, you can send me a message on twitter