Spurs Trade Tiago Splitter To Atlanta Hawks
SAN ANTONIO TRADES TIAGO SPLITTER TO ATLANTA HAWKS
SPURS ACQUIRE 2017 SECOND ROUND PICK, RIGHTS TO GEORGIOS PRINTEZIS
SAN ANTONIO (July 9, 2015) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have traded center Tiago Splitter to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a protected 2017 second round draft pick and the draft rights to Georgios Printezis.
Splitter appeared in 52 games for the Silver and Black in 2014-15, averaging 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.8 minutes, while shooting .558 (169-303) from the floor. The center has appeared in 311 career NBA games, averaging 8.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 19.8 minutes, while shooting .560 (978-1,746) from the field.
The Brazilian native appeared in 65 career playoff games in five seasons with the Spurs, averaging 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.2 minutes. San Antonio signed Splitter on July 12, 2010 after originally drafting him with the 28th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.
Printezis, 6-9/240, currently plays for Olympiacos Piraeus in Greece. Last season, he appeared in 20 games and averaged a career-high 12.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 25.3 minutes. In his 12 seasons as a professional, the forward has appeared in 173 contests, averaging 9.0 points and 3.6 rebounds in 20.0 minutes.