Tiago Splitter will finally play in the NBA. After intense speculation and uncertainty regarding his future, the San Antonio Spurs signed and presented the Brazilian officially for the next three seasons. Splitter will join power forward Tim Duncan, who was always a role model for him while growing up. He even chose to wear number 21, same as Duncan.
Drafted by the Spurs in the 2007, the Brazil national team centre had his best season so far at 25, being named MVP of the Spanish league, both during the regular season and the playoff finals, helping Caja Laboral Baskonia get the title. Last season he averaged 13 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 16 Euroleague games.