Found January 03, 2013 on Project Spurs:
Tiago Splitter is probably not going to ever be a 20 and 10 guy. He’s not going to dominate the post, grab every rebound and assert his muscle down low. Luckily for the Spurs, that’s not what they need from him. At least not right now. What they need from Splitter is for him to take the pressure off Tim Duncan. That’s what the Spurs have been searching for for years. As Duncan gets older, he needs to shoulder less of the load in the post. The Spurs haven’t been able to find the right complement, but luckily Duncan has access to some sort of fountain of youth, and he’s been able to do just fine without any consistent help. The fountain will run out someday though, but the Spurs have to be encouraged by Splitter’s play lately. He’s managed his way into the starting lineup and is putting in a solid 20-25 minutes per game. He’s getting into double-figure points almost every night and usually grabbing about five rebounds per game. He’s finally getting to consistently put his bi...
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