Splitter and De Colo update

Most Spurs fans are probably frustrated about the Spurs continued inconsistent play. As you guys know, we here are Project Spurs are always keeping you updated on latest happenings on Nando De Colo and Tiago Splitter.

Let’s start with De Colo.
De Colo is playing for Power Electronics Valencia which is currently ranked fourth in the ACB Spanish league with a 15-8 record and has qualified in the Eurocup’s last 16.

In 21 games at the ACB Spanish league, he averaged 12.8 points, 3 rebounds and 2.6 assist while shooting 49% from the field and 34% from the 3 point line in 26 minutes of action.

In Eurocup’s last 16, he has played even better having solid averages of 16.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assist on 50% shooting from the 3 point area and 40% from the field after playing 5 games.

In his latest game, he scored 11 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, dished out 4 assist with 3 steals in 33.4 minutes of action in Power Electronic Valencia’s 69-64 victory over Hapoel Jerusalem.

The team is currently at first place in Group J with a 4-1 record at the Eurocup last 16.

Power Electronic Valencia will play one more game before the quarter final round against Unics Kazan on March 9. The top eight teams will advance to the Eurocup quarterfinal round.

How about Splitter? This guy is the most popular international player of the Spurs. With his current contract having an opt out clause this year, other Spanish league teams had already expressed their intentions of signing him.

tslaboralHis team Caja Laboral is currently 2nd in the ACB Spanish league with a 19-4 record wherein he averaged 16.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assist on 58% shooting in 21 games.

While in the Euroleague, he averaged 13.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.1 assist and 53.9 FG% in 10 regular season games.

Caja Laboral finished the regular season with a 7-3 record and qualified at the Euroleague’s Top 16.

However, Splitter only managed to play only two games in the Euroleague Top 16. He is in and out of lineup because of a nagging ankle injury that caused him to miss some games.

The injury first occurred midway through a ACB Spanish League game against Meridiano Alicante where he led Caja Laboral to a victory with 19 points on 71% shooting from the field.

He was able to return to action and played against the Olympiacos. A game that Caja Laboral lost 85-89. Splitter scored 10 points, grabbed 6 boards and added an assist on 40% field goal shooting for the game.

Caja Laboral held out Splitter in the next game against Cibona Zagreb which the team won 78-75.

He promptly returned to play for Caja Laboral after missing a game and scored 15 points, grabbed 4 rebounds with 2 assists on 83% shooting from the field in 26 minutes of action. Caja Laboral lost that game 71-82 to BC Khimki Moscow.

Again, Splitter was not able to play in Caja Laboral’s next game against BC Khimki Moscow due to his ankle injury and is expected to miss at least the next two weeks of the Euroleague’s Top 16.

Nonetheless, Caja Laboral stayed alive with a key 93-84 win over over BC Khimki Moscow without Splitter. Laboral is currently tied at 2-2 good for second place in Group H and will play 2 more games on March 4 at Olympiacos and on March 11 against Cibona. The top eight teams will qualify to play at the Euroleague’s quarter final round.

In the ACB Spanish league, Caja Laboral lost 85-86 to GC 2014 with Splitter still recovering from an ankle injury.

These players would be a welcome addition to the Spurs’ lineup in the coming offseason. As they can address the major spots that the Spurs team needs.

Splitter would be a great complement next to Tim Duncan and De Colo would give the Spurs another combo guard who can handle the ball, drive to the basket and shoot the ball.