Mike Monroe’s Depressing Insight
Back in late January I wrote a piece indicating that an impending lockout, while probably needed for small market owners like Peter Holt, could have some very negative ramifications for the Spurs on the court.
Before tonight’s game, Mike Monroe from the Express-News brought up another possible consequence of the lockout: What will it mean for the Spurs and Tiago Splitter?
His point was with a lockout looming, even if offered the full midlevel exception would Tiago Splitter come over to the NBA knowing he will, in all probability, lose a year?
Reports are that Splitter has drawn heavy interest from Real Madrid, as noted earlier, setting up a possible bidding war.
The article mentions the deep pockets of Real Madrid, one of the wealthiest and most successful sports clubs in Europe in both soccer and basketball, and Tiago Splitterâ€™s young age, which would allow him to stay overseas a few more years while still affording him the opportunity to come to the NBA in his prime.
Again, it should make for an interesting summer.