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The San Antonio Spurs have opened their offseason with a bit of a bang, signing their starting center to a hefty contract. Splitter now has 9 million (yearly) reasons to improve on his game, and there is plenty room for improvement.
Splitter did make solid strides this season though and proved to be a potent starter for the Spurs. He proved himself to be one of the best centers the team has had in about a decade, and gave the team the size in the middle they desperately needed.
Splitter for the regular season averaged about 11 ppg and 6 rebounds. Unfortunately he couldn’t translate his game or his numbers to the post season; he only averaged 6 ppg and 3 rebounds.
Now with his boost in pay comes a legitimate demand for considerably more production. So what are the top three things Splitter needs to improve on as soon as possible?
Splitter is excellent at scoring in the pick n roll offense. He is crafty and skilled around the basket but severely lacks scoring versatility....
....to see all three things David Rountree says Splinter needs to work on follow the link to MVPTexas!
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The San Antonio Spurs have had a busy free agency period as they have re-signed Tiago Splitter, Manu Ginobili and added Marco Belinelli. However, it seems the Spurs may not be done.
According to USA Today, the Spurs have been in contact with guard Anthony Morrow.
Anthony Morrow has been in contact with the L.A. Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets...
San Antonio Spurs: Manu Ginobili Contract Grade
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff…
Contract: 2 years, 14 million dollars
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Last Sunday the San Antonio Spurs sent a qualifying offer to guard Gary Neal to make him a restricted free agent. After four days into free agency and three verbal commitments from Tiago Splitter, Manu Ginobili, and Marco Belinelli, one would wonder if the Spurs are still planning to re-sign Neal?
According to ESPN though, Neal may have played his last game as a Spur in Game...
Buried in this July 4th NBA free agency news was a rumored contract offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers to guard Marco Belinelli, who then signed with the San Antonio Spurs.
ESPN.com’s Marc Stein was the main source who reported Cleveland’s unfruitful interest in the 27-year-old Italian shooter.
Back to reality: Word is Belinelli had more lucrative offer from Cleveland but could...
Manu Ginobili will be playing two more seasons in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs. However, heading into the contract negotiations there was little doubt the Spurs and Manu were not going to to get a deal done considering he has spent 11 season with the silver and black.
And now that a contract is set, it pretty much marks the finals two years fans will see No. 20 race up...
There was no doubt Manu Ginobili was not going to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs; the team he has only been with for 11 seasons in the NBA. For those 11 seasons, he has brought the franchises many memories, helped the team win three NBA titles, and countless highlight worthy moments.
And though his performance in the postseason may have caused many to question whether he...
You'd think LeBron James winning his second consecutive title fires up Kobe Bryant to get back to the NBA Finals.
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On Thursday, a report was released explaining how the San Antonio Spurs were one of a handful of teams to contact free agent Anthony Morrow.
Now according to Fox San Antonio, it seems the Spurs still have interest in Morrow and may continue discussions with him in the dining week.
Max Sports has also learned that the Spurs have indeed shown interest in free agent shooter...
On Wednesday, a report was released stating the San Antonio Spurs were one of five teams interested in New York Knicks free agent forward Kenyon Martin.
Now two days later, the Martin-Spurs rumors continue as Jared Zwerling of ESPN New York describes.
Hearing the Spurs are in hot pursuit of Kenyon Martin. #Knicks still in play, among others.
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the San Antonio Spurs have signed guard, Marco Belinelli to a 2-year deal worth approximately $6 million.
The 27-year-old guard came up big for the Rose-less Bulls this season, averaging 9.6 points, 2 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 26 minutes per game. The 5-year NBA veteran also contributed 11.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists...
According to a tweet from Hoopsworld's Bill Ingram, the San Antonio Spurs have been mentioned along with several other teams as suitors for point guard Darren Collison's services.
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The San Antonio Spurs agreed to sign Jeff Pendergraph to a two-year contract, according to sources.
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