Despite a less than stellar NBA Finals (that’s being favorable), the San Antonio Spurs have come to terms for re-uping their seven-foot center Tiago Splitter.
The deal is still not entirely finalized, but the early reports of it are at four years, $36 million, reports Yahoo! NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
The final details still need to be worked out, but the Spurs wanted to get a deal done before the Portland Trailblazers are able to sign him to an offer sheet.
League sources indicated that the best landing spot for Splitter would be Portland — other than the Spurs, warranting an $8.5-$9 million per year offer sheet. San Antonio beat them to the punch and agreed with Splitter before he even needed to make that decision.
Splitter averaged 10.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game during the regulars season, however, only averaged 6.1 points and 3.1 rebounds during the playoffs.
In honor of Splitter, let’s flashback to game 2 of the NBA Finals. When the Brazilian center was baptized by LeBron James.