Spurs News: Tiago Splitter could return Tuesday against the Utah Jazz

It's been a frustrating start to the 2014-15 NBA season for San Antonio Spurs power forward/center Tiago Splitter so far, as a nerve issue has basically sidelined him for the entire campaign so far.

Per Dan McCarney of My San Antonio, "limited to just 10 minutes this season by a calf injury that the Spurs have kept close to their vest, Splitter could return as soon as Tuesday’s road game at Utah for what head coach Gregg Popovich termed “quite short minutes.”

Splitter's only action this season came in a ten-minute spurt against Atlanta on November 5th. He scored five points and pull down four rebounds in that extremely brief appearance.

The San Antonio Spurs have missed Splitter's rim protection and underrated offensive game all season long, especially when it comes to the pick-and-roll. The Spurs have thrived with him out (winning 10 of their past eleven), but are quite happy to add him back into the rotation despite Aron Baynes stepping up in his absence.

“He’s a big part of us and what we did last year,” Kawhi Leonard said. “He plays good defense, rebounds the ball and he can score well.”

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