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Boris Diaw | Center/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Boris Diaw started on Wednesday and had 12 points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
He hit 4-of-6 shots and played 25 minutes, but Kawhi Leonard sat this one out with an eye injury. Diaw is an interesting late fantasy option, as he qualifies at center in most leagues. He saw plenty of minutes in the rotation last season and could be more consistent now that he fully grasps the Spurs offensive plan. Oct 22 - 11:47 PM

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Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Gregg Popovich said that he's not conerned with Boris Diaw's playing entering the 2014-15 season.

After joking that he was wondering what kind of shape Diaw would come to came in, Popovich didn't sound too concerned with the man who Manu Ginobili is calling "Dora the Explorer." Said Popovich, "Boris looked fine and he’s ready to go. He’s always played with a little more weight, and he knows how to use it. He’s fine." Diaw can be an asset in deeper fantasy leagues, but his 2013-14 averages of 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks, and 0.6 three-pointers should keep him off standard league draft boards.
Oct 14 - 10:20 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw has rejoined the Spurs after being excused from the team's first week of training camp.

Gregg Popovich recently said that Diaw is "never in good shape ... Boris is Boris. Great player, but not in shape." Diaw averaged 25 minutes in 79 appearances last season, which is all fantasy owners should expect, and he scored 9.1 points with 0.6 threes, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks. He's not in the conversation for typical 12-team leagues on draft day.
Oct 8 - 9:44 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw has been excused from the first part of training camp and will meet with the team in Berlin.

Jokingly, coach Gregg Popovich said the team has a gambling pool on Diaw's weight and the guesses have to start at 275 pounds. Diaw was outstanding in the postseason, but he's not a great target late in fantasy drafts.
Sep 26 - 12:54 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw posted his typical all-around line in France's loss to Serbia, putting up 13 points, 3 three-pointers, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three turnovers.

Diaw was a big part of the Spurs' championship run last season, but he also only averaged 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 0.6 threes through 25 minutes of action. Those numbers aren't really serviceable for owners in standard leagues.
Sep 12 - 6:14 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw leads France to an upset win over Spain in the FIBA World Cup.

Diaw's all-around game was on display against Spain as he posted 15 points, five rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal in the win. Despite his extensive skills on the court, there aren't enough minutes to go around in San Antonio to make Diaw fantasy relevant.
Sep 10 - 5:43 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

France's national team lost their first FIBA World Cup to Brazil, 63-65, despite Boris Diaw's 15 points, six rebounds and five assists.

France is without Tony Parker, leaving Diaw, Nicolas Batum and Jazz center Rudy Gobert to represent the NBA. They'll take on Serbia on Sunday as they try to move on from the Group Phase of the competition -- Group A includes Brazil, Egypt, France, Iran, Serbia and Spain.
Aug 30 - 2:03 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw has been cleared to play for Team France in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Diaw had missed Team France's recent exhibition games due to insurance problems with the Spurs, but those issues have reportedly been settled. "The matter is settled. It is being finalized, it is a matter of hours," said Team France's technical director, Patrick Beesley. Team France's captain will suit up for three upcoming exhibition games against the Philippines, Ukraine, and Australia as Les Bleus prepare for the upcoming World Cup in Barcelona.
Aug 14 - 11:10 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw didn't play in Team France's recent exhibition game vs. Greece due to problems insuring his contract with the Spurs.

San Antonio re-signed Diaw for $22.5 million over three years and they'd surely prefer to see him sit out the FIBA World Cup, but the issue is expected to be resolved before the official competition begins. Diaw is coming off a long year of basketball, helping France win EuroBasket before marching to a championship with the Spurs, but unlike teammate Tony Parker (who is skipping the World Cup) he has shown no desire to rest.
Aug 10 - 2:16 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

The Spurs and Boris Diaw have agreed on a three-year, $22.5 million contract, with the third season partially guaranteed.

The 32-year-old forward just won his first NBA championship with San Antonio and there was never much doubt that he'd re-sign. He averaged 9.2 points, 0.8 threes, 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 26 minutes per game during the playoffs, all slightly above his regular-season averages. His production doesn't do fantasy owners much good in standard leagues, unfortunately, but he's tailor-made for the Spurs' selfless offense.
Jul 6 - 6:32 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

The Blazers will reportedly pursue unrestricted free agent Boris Diaw.

Diaw's French buddy Nic Batum could factor in here, and the Blazers could have certainly used him with little depth in their frontcourt this past year. Talks are likely in the exploratory stage.
Jul 1 - 3:04 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw will play for France's national team during the FIBA World Cup this summer.

Diaw is coming off a long year of basketball, having won the 2013 EuroBasket competition last summer before a long march to the Finals with San Antonio. He said he'll take "a couple of days to relax" before getting back out on the court, and his excellent play this year should set him up for a nice payday as an unrestricted free agent.
Jun 17 - 6:53 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw, who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, finished the Spurs' Game 5 victory with five points, nine rebounds, six assists and one steal in 38 minutes of action.

Diaw's savvy passing and unusual skills for a big man have never been in question, but lousy conditioning nearly derailed his NBA career before he found a perfect fit with the Spurs. He's 32 years old and showed throughout the playoffs that he can be an integral part of a winning team, so his next contract should earn him at least as much as this season's $4.7 million annual salary.
Jun 15 - 11:40 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

LeBron James gave the Spurs credit for putting Boris Diaw in the starting lineup following Game 4 on Thursday.

"Implementing Diaw into the lineup has given them another point guard on the floor," James said. Diaw dropped nine dimes to go with his eight points and nine boards in 36 minutes in Game 4 and has really helped space the floor on offense. He's going to be an unrestricted free agent and has probably earned himself some money over the past two games.
Jun 13 - 9:48 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw replaced Tiago Splitter in the starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 3 and had nine points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer as the Spurs beat the Heat 111-92 to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

Diaw did a little bit of everything tonight and given the results, as well as the fact the Spurs shot a ridiculous 75.8 percent in the first half (an NBA Finals record), you can expect to see Diaw starting again in Thursday's Game 4. The winner of Game 3 in the Finals goes on to win 83 percent of the time, but the Spurs failed to beat the Heat after winning Game 3 in a blowout at home a year ago. If Diaw, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, and the Spurs regulars have anything to say about it, the result will be different this time around.
Jun 11 - 12:13 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Tony Parker
2Cory Joseph
3Bryce Cotton
4Patty Mills
SG1Danny Green
2Marco Belinelli
3Manu Ginobili
4Austin Daye
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1Tim Duncan
2Boris Diaw
3Jeff Ayres
C1Tiago Splitter
2Matt Bonner