Tiago Splitter Plans To Test Free Agency

March 25 2013 at 5:56pm CDT By Zach Links

Spurs center Tiago Splitter is in the midst of his best NBA season so far and certainly appears to have found a groove in San Antonio’s system.  While the big man says that he’s happy with the club, he told Brazilian outlet Estado.com that he plans to test the open market this offseason, according to Jeff Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com.

I spoke to my agent that I wanted to take a break, and not think about it during the season, and wait for the end of the season to see what are my options, what’s best for me. But surely, I am very well here in San Antonio. I will look at all of my options,” Splitter said.

In his third season with the Spurs, the 28-year-old is averaging 10.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest while shooting 73% from the free throw line and 57% from the floor.  The Spurs can make Splitter a restricted free agent by extending him a $4.93MM qualifying offer this summer.  Given his play this season, it seems likely that he’ll be in line for a raise from his current $3.9MM salary.

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