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.
Splitter (calf) is probable for Wednesday's action against the Hawks, Bob Cooney of the Daily News reports.
Splitter made his season debut Tuesday after dealing with a calf injury all year, providing two points, three rebounds and one block across seven minutes of action. Though he seemed uninhibited by his calf, the 76ers are still opting to be cautious on the second half of a back-to-back set Wednesday, listing him as probable rather than guaranteeing that he'll see the floor.
Splitter (calf) scored two points (1-2 FG) and added three rebounds and one block in seven minutes during his season debut in Tuesday' 106-101 win over the Nets.
Considering how few minutes he played, Splitter had a productive debut. It was his first NBA game in over a year, though he appeared in some D-League games late in his rehab process. Jahlil Okafor (knee) was out Tuesday, opening the door for Splitter to see minutes. With the 76ers on the brink of official elimination from the playoffs, and with Splitter's contract set to expire at the end of the season, it seems unlikely that he will see much court time when the team is healthier.
Splitter (calf) is available to play in Tuesday's game against the Nets, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
After a long recovery process, Splitter will finally make his 2016-17 season debut, as the big man has not played in an NBA game since January of 2016. With Jahlil Okafor (knee) out, Splitter could see some minutes in his return to the floor, but it is likely he will be eased into the rotation as the 32-year-old will look to prove his worth despite his age and currently fragile health in this final stretch of the regular season.
Splitter (calf) is considered questionable to play Tuesday against the Nets.
After a two-game rehab stint with the Delaware 87ers of the D-League, Splitter has rejoined the 76ers and is expected to make his debut sometime before the end of the regular season. It could come as early as Tuesday, though the 76ers may err on the side of caution since it's the beginning of a back-to-back set. Whenever Splitter does play, it will mark his first NBA action since January of 2016. Obviously, the 32-year-old's health is a serious question mark, but with his contract set to expire this summer, Splitter will look to use the final few weeks of the season to prove he's worth a look from teams in free agency.
Splitter (calf) was recalled Monday from the D-League's Delaware 87ers, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
The big man was sent on a rehab assignment to the 87ers back on March 21 and appeared in two games, most recently posting eight points and eight boards Saturday against the Windy City Bulls. The 76ers' decision to bring him back to the big club suggests that he could be available off the bench for Tuesday's game against the Nets, which would mark his first NBA appearance in more than a year. Splitter is set to become a free agent this summer and isn't expected to be re-signed, so coach Brett Brown might not have much incentive to hand him meaningful run off the bench.
Splitter (calf) was assigned to the D-League's Delaware 87ers on Tuesday.
Splitter hasn't played in an NBA game in more than a calendar year as he continues to battle what's been a very problematic right calf injury. The big man is expected to begin participating in full practices with Delaware this week, and could soon progress to participating in D-League game action. The 76ers haven't stated when they expect Splitter to be 100 percent healthy, but it looks as though the team is hoping he'll be able to return to NBA action before the end of the regular season. The 32-year-old, who came over at the deadline in the Ersan Ilyasova deal, will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Splitter (calf) said Thursday that he's "pretty close" to being ready to play in games, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Splitter, who was acquired in the Feb. 22 trade of Ersan Ilyasova to the Hawks, has been sidelined for the entire season while recovering from a strained right calf, but it appears he's just about past the injury. He was able to put in some two-on-two workouts during Thursday's practice and suggested that he just needed "a little bit more five-on-five" work before getting the green light to play. Once the 76ers activate him, Splitter is expected to serve as the club's third-string center behind Jahlil Okafor and Richaun Holmes, meaning he'll likely be outside of the rotation in most games.
Coach Brett Brown said that Splitter (calf) could report to the D-League's Delaware 87ers as part of his rehabilitation, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Acquired from the Hawks on Feb. 22 as part of the trade that sent Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta, Splitter has yet to debut for the 76ers -- or this season, for that matter -- while he recovers from a right calf strain. Brown noted that Splitter is almost fully recovered from the injury, but because of the long layoff, the team may want him to head to Delaware in order to pick up as much practice time as possible. Splitter could be ready to play with the big club by the end of the month, but even once he's made available, it's unlikely that he'll be a regular part of the team's rotation.
Coach Brett Brown said Monday that Splitter (calf, hip) could be ready to play by the end of March, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Splitter has been sidelined all season to the right leg injury and won't be asked to play many meaningful minutes for the 76ers even if Brown's projection for his return proves correct. Instead, the 32-year-old Splitter is expected to offer most of his value to the team in the locker room as one of the few veterans on a young squad.
According to president Bryan Colangelo, Splitter (calf, hip) will continue to rehab with the team and is hopeful in a return before the end of the season, Jake Fisher of Sports Illustrated reports.
The center has been battling several injuries throughout the season and has yet to take the court as a a result. However, the 76ers are confident that Splitter could return before the end of year and isn't expected to be waived or bought out. Look for more updates on his status to come as the rehab process continues. There are rumblings that fellow big man Andrew Bogut, who was acquired Thursday, will be bought out by the team, leaving Joel Embiid (knee), Jahlil Okafor and Richaun Holmes as the only active centers on the roster.
Splitter (calf, hip) and a second-round pick were traded to the 76ers on Wednesday in exchange for Ersan Ilyasova, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.
Splitter has been battling hip and calf injuries all season long, and while Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said the big man is continuing to make progress, his return to the floor is still not coming anytime soon. With that said, Splitter contracts expires after this season and he will then be a free agent, so he likely wouldn't be worked into the 76ers' rotation this season even if he did return from injury. Rather, with Ilyasova's departure, Dario Saric is in line to see a major minutes increase at the power forward position through the final stretch of the regular season.
Coach Mike Budenholzer indicated that while Splitter (calf, hip) is making progress, a return to the court isn't imminent, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "He is continuing to make progress," Budenholzer said of Splitter. "He is doing more in practice situations. I think the thing is he has to do that for a sustained period of time."
Splitter has been out all season with the hip and calf injuries, but the Hawks haven't given up hope for the big man to return at some point over the team's final 26 contests. Even if Splitter is able to increase his activities and log multiple practices in a row within the next few weeks, he'll likely only serve in a minor capacity off the bench behind starting center Dwight Howard once he returns.
Splitter (hip, calf) has been doing increased work in his rehabilitation lately and could return to action at some point after the All-Star break, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
It doesn't appear that Splitter is on the cusp of returning to full practices, but this update nonetheless qualifies as good news for the center, who has been sidelined all season with the injuries. Splitter will give the Hawks some added depth at center once he returns to game action, but after averaging only 16.1 minutes per game when he was healthy last season, he's not a player who needs to be stashed in most formats.
Splitter (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.
It appears safe to assume that the Hawks will hold Splitter out until at least -- but likely beyond -- the All-Star break, as there's been little in the way of reports surrounding his recovery from the right calf strain. Mike Muscala should serve as the primary backup to starting center Dwight Howard until further notice.
Splitter (calf) will not play in Friday's contest against the Kings, K.L. Chouinard of ATLand29.com reports.
Splitter has not yet taken the floor for the Hawks this season, and remains without a timetable for his return. Even once he returns, Splitter likely won't be valuable in season-long fantasy formats, considering his place in the depth chart behind Dwight Howard.