Spurs officially make Splitter, Neal restricted free agentsPosted by Inside Hoops
Like all NBA teams, the Spurs have some difficult free agent decisions to make, mostly centered around aging former star Manu Ginobili. But they took care of some relatively simple business today.
The Spurs on Sunday submitted qualifying offers for center Tiago Splitter and reserve guard Gary Neal, making both restricted free agents upon expiration of their current contracts at 11 p.m. tonight, central time.
By doing so, the Spurs retain the right to match any offer either player receives during free agency.
Splitter’s offer, as prescribed by the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, is for $4.93 million.
A solid starting big man in a league in which size matters, Splitter could draw higher offers than that once the bidding opens tonight, forcing the Spurs to make a decision.
Reported by Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News