In recent weeks, San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter has been playing his best basketball of the season. He is scoring, he is rebounding, and more importantly, he is finally becoming a worthy fantasy basketball addition.
The Brazilian Behemoth has been starting for the Spurs since mid-December, but he has recently been on a tear. In the month of March, Splitter has exploded for fantasy owners. He has averaged 11 points per game this month, but his true fantasy value has come from his nine rebounds per contest.
Splitter scored 21 points and hauled in 10 rebounds in the team’s 105-93 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. This performance showed that he can coexist in the same frontcourt as future Hall of Famer, Tim Duncan, and it gave fantasy owners a glimpse of what Splitter can really do with the ball in his hands.
Splitter has been ragged on all over the national media, but it appears that he is finally ready to log some serious minutes down in San Antonito. He is one of the true centers left in the game and knows his role in the offense perfectly. Not many centers get to learn from a Hall of Fame power forward when they come into the league, so Splitter at least has an extremely high basketball IQ.
Splitter may not rival the numbers of Dwight Howard, but he can still be a worthy fantasy option in deeper leagues. Add Splitter off the waiver wire in any 10-man league, because he will continue to be a steady source of boards for the remainder of the fantasy season.