Found November 19, 2011 on Hooped Up: Atlanta Hawks:
Valencia Basket says San Antonio Spurs centre Tiago Splitter has agreed to a deal to play for the Spanish club until the NBA lockout ends. The 26-year-old Brazilian forward, who also has a Spanish passport, needs to pass a medical test before he can play for the club. Valencia Basket said Thursday on its website that Splitter “has reached a deal to join the club immediately.” Splitter averaged 4.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in his rookie season for the Spurs, who selected him with the 28th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft. The six-foot-11 Splitter previously played for Saski Baskonia in Spain.

NBA lockout spurred Splitter to play with Valencia

San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter will join Spanish team Valencia Basket for the duration of the lockout. A good move for him seeing how it will give him time to play basketball to stay in shape and be ready if and when the lockout comes to an end. But why did he pick Valencia?Splitter (via points to Valencia's overall team structure as one reason. ...

Valencia head coach happy with Splitter's arrival

Now that San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter will be joining Valencia Basket for the duration of the NBA lockout, head coach Paco Olmos spoke on Tiago's signing. Olmos says the addition of Splitter (via will help the team and be great for their fans. "(Tiago) comes with the mindset of helping to make the team more competitive." "The team will benefit...

Tiago Splitter records double-double in Valencia debut

After a whirlwind week for San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter, the Brazilian big man made his debut for Valencia Basket against UCAM Murcia in grand fashion. Splitter, who joined Valencia for the duration of the NBA lockout, finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, shot 4-9 from the field, 4-6 from the free-throw line in 28 minutes in a narrow 86-83 overtime win against Murcia....

Video: Highlights of Tiago Splitter's Valencia debut

After finally agreeing to play with Spanish club Valencia Basket for the duration of the NBA lockout, San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter made his debut this past weekend.In his debut for Valencia, Splitter recorded a double-double with 12 points, and 10 rebounds in a win over UCAM Murcia. A solid stat line considering the quick turnaround for Splitter who hasn't played organized...

Richards, Tigers continue to roll at 6-1

If there is a silver-lining in this NBA lockout is it sure does give us time to check in on San Antonio Spurs draftees and keeps tabs on their progress.Case in point Ryan Richards.Richards and the Lugano Tigers (6-1) continued their winning streak as they recently defeated Boncourt 98-63.Richards had a quiet game with six points and six rebounds in 26 minutes of action but he only...

Da'Sean Butler to play in Europe during lockout

Add San Antonio Spurs' Da'Sean Butler to the list of Spurs players who have made the jump overseas to play during the NBA lockout. According to his agent, Chet Ervin, Butler has agreed to play in Europe for the duration of the lockout but did not name the specific European team. However, according, Butler has signed with Latvian squad VEF Riga. Also, it seems he...

Tony Parker paces Asvel to win over Chalon

After kicking off the Eurocup with a win over Valencia Basket, Asvel-Villeurbanne won their second consecutive game over Chalon 86-63 behind San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker's stellar play. Parker finished with 20 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 6-12 from the field (50%), 3-5 from the three-point line (60%), 5-8 from the free-throw line (62.5%) in 32 minutes. Both teams were...

Full Game: Tony Parker, Asvel vs. Valencia

By now, San Antonio Spurs fans must be chomping at the bit to see any Spurs player in action considering the lockout is still marching on.Luckily, Tony Parker can give Spurs fans some hardwood action as he has been playing with Asvel-Villeurbanne since the lockout began.Recently, Parker put on quite a performance against Valencia Basket to the tune of 34 points, 5 rebounds, and 5...

Neal, Spurs buzz Hornets in simulated win

With the NBA lockout raging on and the rest of the season on the brink of being axed, it has come down to living in an alternate reality.Our friends at AccuScore simulated a game between the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Hornets, and the Spurs continue to win as they defeated the Hornets.Here is how the game went down: San Antonio Spurs 108, New Orleans Hornets 91Chris Paul...

Spurs hand Clippers loss in simulated matchup

With no end in sight for the NBA lockout, AccuScore has been simulating games for NBA fans and this time, the San Antonio Spurs faced the Los Angeles Clippers.The Clippers were without Blake Griffin who sat out of the game due to an injury. With no Griffin in uniform, the Clippers did their best to stay in the game against the Spurs. Here is how San Antonio got the win: Los Angeles...
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