Charlotte Bobcats v San Antonio Spurs

I see Twitter’s got a lot of jokes about this, but Tiago Splitter will be the one laughing all the way to the bank.  The Spurs and Splitter are finalizing a new deal.  Details after the jump…



Via Marc Stein at ESPN:

The San Antonio Spurs have reached an agreement in principle to re-sign power forward Tiago Splitter, according to sources close to the process.

Sources told that other teams chasing the restricted free agent dropped out of contention Tuesday as it became apparent that Splitter and the Spurs had essentially agreed to terms on a new deal. first reported the agreement. Yahoo! Sports reported that Splitter will receive a four-year, $36 million contract.

The contract can’t officially be signed until July 10, when the league’s annual moratorium on signings and trades is lifted, but Splitter has verbally agreed to stay in San Antonio, sources said.