Splitter: ‘I think our team didn’t deserve to finish like that’


In a Q&A with Spurs.com, San Antonio Spurs’ Tiago Splitter opened up on his thoughts on how the Spurs season ended, what he has been focusing on during the off-season, and more.

Splitter on his off-season workouts:

I’m working out a lot with shooting coach Chip Engelland and the strength and conditioning coaches to get ready for the next season.

Splitter’s plans for the rest of the off-season:

I have playing with the Brazilian national team in my schedule if they can find insurance that will cover NBA players.

Splitter’s thoughts on how the Spurs season ended:

I think our team didn’t deserve to finish like that. We did a great job in the regular season, but we need to think about how we can improve for next year. Everybody knows what we need to do. Each player knows what he needs to do to improve and that’s what I’m trying to do.

Other aspects of his game Splitter is focusing on:

My shooting. I’ve been working a lot on new mechanics and trying to find my best shot.

Great to hear Splitter is not wasting time in the off-season to improve. Should he develop a consistant outside shot, that would do wonders for the Spurs.

Personally, I’d like him to contribute more on the boards. This past season, the 6’11” big man averaged 3.4 rebounds. Granted he averaged that in 12.3 minutes per game but he needs to bring that up.

Hopefully all this off-season work will pay off for him next season after going through a turbulent rookie season with the Spurs.

Click HERE to read the complete Q&A.

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