Spurs sign 2007 top pick Splitter

Updated: July 12, 2010, 8:24 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs didn't shop the blockbuster free-agent market for their big summer addition.

Instead, they finally cashed in on their 2007 draft.

The Spurs signed Spain center Tiago Splitter on Monday, three years after San Antonio picked the heralded 6-foot-11 Brazilian star whose expectations will likely be as high as any Spurs newcomer in recent years.

"We're very fortunate to be adding one of the best players not playing in the NBA," Spurs general manager ...

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