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Boris Diaw | Center/Forward | #33

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (21) / ATL
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Boris Diaw said he would like to remain with the Jazz in 2017-18.
"I don't expect any promises," Diaw said. "I'm just in wait-and-see mode. I'm not sweating over it. I'm not anxious, but … I liked the season I had here. I enjoyed being here, so I would like to be back." The Jazz have a $7.5 million team option on Diaw and will likely retain the veteran forward unless they feel like Trey Lyles is ready for more minutes. In 73 appearances, the 35-year-old forward averaged 4.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 17.6 minutes per game. May 11 - 10:18 AM

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Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw made a start against the Warriors on Saturday with 10 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes.

He actually did a nice job defensively and was on the court during some key Jazz runs. The Jazz also did keep the pace down and really played well on defense, but Kevin Durant is still Kevin Durant. Expect similar minutes for Diaw in Game 4, but probably not as many counting stats.
May 6 - 11:29 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw is listed as the starter over Joe Johnson for Saturday against the Warriors.

It's an odd move and it likely means the Jazz will do all they can to slow this down. Plus, coach Quin Snyder talked about going under screens in the pre-game, so maybe that has something to do with this move. Johnson would be a riskier DFS play while Diaw is a major gamble.
May 6 - 8:19 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw returned to the bench in Game 1 vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, scoring four points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 20 minutes.

He was benched in favor of Joe Johnson, but still got plenty of burn because Derrick Favors (back) wasn't effective. Regardless of where Diaw starts the game, he's not a fantasy option in most formats.
May 3 - 1:22 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw said he thinks he will be in the starting lineup against the Clippers for Game 1 on Saturday.

Feel free to chalk this up to misleading information, but it does make sense to bring Derrick Favors off the bench until he can show he can play longer stints. Diaw will likely have to guard Blake Griffin out of the gate and isn't expected to do much scoring in this series.
Apr 15 - 2:43 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw went a perfect 9-of-9 from the field to score a season-high 19 points vs. the Spurs on Sunday, adding three rebounds and two assists in just 19 minutes.

David West also hit a season-high in scoring vs. San Antonio this year, so maybe the veterans have a little edge vs. their former team. Diaw even hit a mid-range jumper and a 3-pointer tonight, but this is obviously not a reflection of his fantasy value. Leave him on the wire.
Apr 2 - 6:56 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw scored six points with five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 21 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

It did not go well for Diaw and the Jazz are missing Derrick Favors (knee) right now. Sure, Favors may be playing on one leg, but that one leg is probably better than Diaw or Jeff Withey. Diaw can remain on the wire in just about all leagues.
Mar 25 - 6:23 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw will start against the Clippers on Saturday.

The Jazz had the same plan against the Clippers in their last game with Diaw as the starter. In that one back on Mar. 13, Diaw scored five points with three boards in just 21 minutes, so there's not much to like here from a fantasy perspective. Joe Johnson scored 14 points in 28 minutes in that game, as well.
Mar 25 - 3:06 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw drew the start on Wednesday in place of Joe Johnson, but finished with just five points, one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer.

Diaw played 14 minutes and this is a predictably quiet return -- he's averaging 15.5 minutes off the bench this season, and that only goes up to 21.2 minutes as a starter. There's no reason to touch him in most leagues.
Mar 23 - 2:01 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw will start at power forward and Joe Johnson will move to the bench.

The Jazz will go with their bigger lineup with Kristaps Porzingis starting for the Knicks. Diaw is likely just going to play minutes in the teens, so he's not someone fantasy owners should be counting on tonight.
Mar 22 - 10:03 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw headed to the bench vs. Detroit on Wednesday, finishing the road victory with seven points, three assists and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes.

Diaw played just 21 minutes in a start vs. the Clippers on Monday, and his role isn't going to change much whether he's starting or coming off the bench. Quin Snyder said he'd play the matchups until Derrick Favors (knee) can return, so the PF position is likely to be fluid.
Mar 16 - 12:25 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

With Derrick Favors (knee) on the sidelines, Utah has been moving Diaw and Joe Johnson in and out of the starting five based on the matchup, but Diaw's unimpressive numbers haven't changed based on how he enters the game. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 15 - 6:19 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw made the start Monday against the Clippers, but he finished with just five points, three rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes.

Diaw made the start with Derrick Favors (knee) on the shelf, but he did very little with the opportunity. It was the 20th straight game without a double-digit point total dating back to Jan. 24. Even when he is in the starting five Diaw is only worth a look in the very deepest of seasonal fantasy play.
Mar 14 - 12:33 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw will start against the Clippers on Monday.

The move will send Joe Johnson to the bench. Derrick Favors (knee) is out and the Jazz need size against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, so the lineup change makes sense. Diaw isn't a great fantasy option.
Mar 13 - 8:22 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw started on Saturday vs. the Hornets, but failed to score in 11 minutes.

He started simply to keep Derrick Favors' minutes in check. Diaw added one rebound and one assist and hasn't been worth owning in standard leagues all season. That's not going to change any time soon.
Feb 5 - 1:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Dante Exum
3Shelvin Mack
4Raul Neto
5Nigel Williams-Goss
SG1Rodney Hood
2Joe Ingles
3Alec Burks
4Donovan Mitchell
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Joe Johnson
PF1Derrick Favors
2Boris Diaw
3Joel Bolomboy
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey
3Tony Bradley