Anything over $7 million for Splitter is not worth it. Trade for Marcin Gortat if he gets or demands more than that.
I like tiago but for over 5 mil. Thats a NO!!! We can get Ak47, Maeresse Spieght, and a shooting guard and that champioships all this assuming Manu comes back on the cheap.
Few have argued he should go regardless of the cost. Most of us want to see value for the role, not just for this next year, but in the post TD ear. The more cash available to be spent on trying build fo the future, the more likely we will succeed. TS in not the low post replacement for TD, nor is he the Dirk N guy who can make the team better with his skill level. What's that worth ? In todays NBA, it shouldn't tie up 8-10mil for a role player with a limited future value. Asik is an example of a valuable guy, but very over paid for what he can do for the total success of a team. Rebounding is at least Asik's skill. TS does many things useful, but not to the level of calling it a skill. Tyson Chandler, is a more athletic TS, but he blocks shots and rebounds , at a high rate.
Keep him if under $6mil,or get R Hollins or Mohammed or..., if the market is too high. Banes may be able to fill in or how about H Armstrong.
@jojo707 I see what you're saying but Ryan Hollins and Mohammed aren't even close to the caliber of Tiago Splitter. Not sure if that solves anything, even if it does allow them to spend money elsewhere. I'm comfortable paying him $10 million, if that's what it takes.
Hollins protects the rim, defends reasonably the perimeter, rebound better than TS. Tiago is a smart player, but it is a wash with Hollins on scoring, but Mohammed yes, s more limited on defense, but can make a 12ft shot and rebound.
I don't know why you or other's argue for TS abilities. He learned the system, plays well with TD, but it took 3 years to get there. If we didn't have an aging TD, I might be with you with on keeping a complimentary piece, but TD may have 1 more year and then we become a lower tier team. TS is not worth having the later outcome in a few years when we could begin developing a future group and I doubt we will see another TD appear to us, so most likely, we have 5-7 skilled and athletic players to build with, and fewer specialists, like TS or MBonner. Otherwise it is hard to see how we compete with no TD and likely Manu. So an extra $4mil, not going to TS, might get us a C Brewer, Aminu, D Wright, Ebanks, or 2 solid players with high potential.
Tiago's primary problems were not in his ability, which he has a lot, but in the minutes he received. His efficiency has been high in each of his three seasons and the only difference is the uptick in his minutes. He fits well in the system, as you said, and the Spurs are a much better team when he's on he floor. It's hard to find guys who make a defensive impact quite like Splitter. Two quick notes on Mohammed and Hollins
Hollins hasn't averaged more than 16 minutes a game in his career. There may very well be a reason for that.
Mohammed made fewer than 30 percent of his mid-range tries this season, so he isn't reliable in that regard. (Well, neither is Splitter.) He'll also be 36 next year and isn't as mobile as he once was.
Splitter will cost more than those guys, but there is a very simple reason: He's better on both ends of the floor. That's just my two cents. There's nothing wrong with disagreements.