Splitter announced his retirement from professional basketball Monday in an interview with Brazilian cable television network SporTV. Splitter hit free agency this summer but generated little interest on the open market, likely due in no small part to the recurring hip issues that had limited him to 44 NBA appearances over the past two seasons. The 33-year-old will thus call it a career after seven years in the NBA with the Spurs, Hawks and 76ers, during which the center averaged 7.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 19.2 minutes per game over 355 regular-season outings (153 starts). The 2007 first-round pick claimed his lone NBA championship with the Spurs during the 2013-14 season.
Splitter (calf) is expected to be limited to around 18 minutes during Wednesday's game against the Knicks. Still not fully recuperated from the calf injury, Splitter is expected to be placed on a strict minutes restriction again for Wednesday's contest. How closely the 76ers stay to 18 minutes remains to be seen, but there's a strong possibility he won't exceed 20 minutes.
Splitter (calf) will be available during Tuesday's matchup against the Nets, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly reports. The 76ers have given Splitter the go-ahead for Tuesday's game, though he was likely just on the injury report as a precautionary measure after missing the bulk of the season with a strained right calf. He'll likely see a 5-to-10 minute workload, as he's averaged 7.3 minutes per game over the first three games he's played this season.
Splitter (calf) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Nets, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Splitter, who missed most of the season with a strained right calf, is likely listed on the injury report just as a precautionary measure. He's averaged 7.3 minutes per game over the first three games he's played with the 76ers, so that's likely an indicator of the time he'll receive Tuesday.
Splitter (calf) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Cavaliers, Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com reports. Splitter's appearance on the injury report is likely just precautionary, as the center still has some limitations after missing most of the season with a strained right calf. While he figures to be available Friday, the 76ers' medical staff has recommended that Splitter only play three-to-four-minute bursts if he does see the floor. It may be a stretch to even expect him to see that much run, as Splitter looks like a clear third option on the depth chart at center behind Richaun Holmes and Shawn Long, even with Jahlil Okafor (knee) still out.
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