The Spurs have finally signed 25-year old center Tiago Splitter. They drafted him in the first round of the NBA Draft in 2007 but he decided to play overseas for a while. Splitter played in 16 games in the EuroLeague last season and he averaged 26.4 minutes, 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assist per game. Splitter could be an impact player for the Spurs as he is likely going to open this year as the starting center.
36-year old Antonio McDyess is a bit undersized but he makes up for it by playing hard. McDyess played in 77 games (50 starts) for the Spurs last season and he averaged 21.0 minutes, 5.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He has now played in 942 games (629 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 28.3 minutes, 12.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 blocked shots per game. McDyess will likely play 15-20 minutes per game which should keep him playing at a high level for the Spurs in 2010-11.
30-year old Matt Bonner really helps the Spurs spread the court when he plays as he is a outstanding shooter for a big man. Bonner played in 65 games (8 starts) for the Spurs last season and he averaged 17.9 minutes, 7.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. He has now played in 430 games (84 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 18.3 minutes, 6.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. Bonner has shot 40.5% from behind the three point arc in his NBA career and his shooting is his main asset for the Spurs.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SPURS CENTERS IN 2010-11: C+