The San Antonio Spurs have a number of problems heading in to the playoffs. Most of them revolve around the fact that their two best guards can't make lay ups at the moment because of various injuries. However, the injuries and recoveries of Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have created trickle down problems for the rest of the Spurs' roster.
Chief among those problems is the play of Tiago Splitter. Overall, Splitter's play this year has been great, but the last six weeks or so, Splitter's offensive production has taken a dip. That dip has coincided with injuries to Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. In the last 20 games, all of those since Parker went down with an ankle sprain, Splitter is shooting 48.4 percent from the field, which is down from his season average of 56 percent.
I think Splitter's poor shooting over the last six weeks is directly related to the absence of Parker, Ginobili or both. As many of us know, Splitter is a terrific pick-and-roll player and makes a living of diving to the basket when rolling off screens.no comments