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Boris Diaw | Center/Forward | #33

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (21) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Boris Diaw (right leg contusion) did not practice on Saturday.
It was previously reported that Diaw had a left leg contusion, but either way it does not sound serious and the veteran should be ready to roll for opening night. He could be looking at a bigger role out of the gate given Derrick Favors (left knee) faces an uncertain timetable to return. Oct 22 - 3:17 PM

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Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw (left leg contusion) did not practice on Friday.

This is a new injury for Diaw. There was no indication of an injury before this, so it's likely just a light bruise. For now, expect Diaw to be available for the opener.
Oct 21 - 3:16 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

George Hill, Dante Exum, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert will start vs. the Clippers on Monday.

Derrick Favors (knee) and Rodney Hood (hand) have both been ruled out in addition to Alec Burks (knee, ankle) and Gordon Hayward (finger). We should see plenty of late-round sleeper Trey Lyles on Monday as well.
Oct 17 - 8:15 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw started in place of Derrick Favors (knee) on Wednesday, scoring three points with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes.

Trey Lyles came off the bench for 16 points in 24 minutes, getting extra run due to Favors' cautious DNP, while veteran Joe Ingles took over as the starting PF in the second half. Lyles is the most promising addition, and neither Diaw nor Ingles have a rosy outlook with Favors locked into heavy minutes as the starting PF.
Oct 6 - 12:55 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw will start Wednesday's game in place of Derrick Favors (knee).

Trey Lyles is still likely to get plenty of burn at PF, and keeping him on the bench could be Quin Snyder's attempt to maintain some second-unit continuity. Favors' injury is minor and there's a good chance he'll be back in the lineup vs. the Clippers on Monday.
Oct 5 - 8:50 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw filled the stat sheet in a win over Serbia on Wednesday, scoring 11 points with nine rebounds, nine assists and three turnovers in 29 minutes.

His YMCA-type game usually translates very well in international competition and today was no different. The French ran a lot of offense through him today, especially in the high post. Diaw also had a good rapport with his new teammate Rudy Gobert. He won't have much fantasy value this year, though.
Aug 10 - 3:23 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw filled the stat sheet in France's 87-66 loss to Australia on Saturday with nine points, five boards, two assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting.

Diaw's versatility will blend well with his new Jazz team, but he's not going to be a recommended fantasy target so long as Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert and Trey Lyles are all healthy.
Aug 6 - 3:32 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

The Spurs have traded Boris Diaw to the Utah Jazz in exchange for the rights to Olivier Hanlan.

The Spurs needed to trade Diaw in order to clear up enough cap space to sign Pau Gasol, so this is an expected move. As for the Jazz, Diaw will give them some additional depth in the frontcourt after they lost Trevor Booker to the Nets, but he probably won't see too many minutes because Trey Lyles looked fantastic after the All-Star break last season.
Jul 5 - 4:47 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

The Spurs are reportedly working to trade Boris Diaw in order to clear enough cap space for Pau Gasol.

San Antonio could go another route to clear the necessary space for Gasol, but the "most likely scenario" is finding another team to accept Diaw's $7 million salary (with a non-guaranteed $7.5 million salary in 2017-18). It shouldn't take long for this story to come full circle.
Jul 4 - 3:04 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

The Spurs reportedly intend to keep Boris Diaw on the roster.

San Antonio could shave off $4 million off next year's payroll if they waived Diaw, but that is not something the organization is interested in doing. Diaw is only someone to look at in DFS on the days the Spurs rest their studs, but he's a non-option in most season-long settings.
Jun 29 - 9:37 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw returned from a groin injury to finish Wednesday's game with four points, seven rebounds, two assists and five turnovers in 20 minutes.

Tim Duncan, LaMarcus Aldridge and David West were all rested tonight but Pop opted to deploy Diaw, likely to give him some rhythm after an extended absence. He'll be ready to go for the Spurs' first-round matchup vs. the Mavs.
Apr 14 - 12:33 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw (groin) is only expected to play 15-20 minutes Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

With LaMarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan and David West all set to spend Wednesday's regular-season finale on the sidelines, and Diaw with a minutes limit, Boban Marjonovic and Matt Bonner could earn some quality minutes tonight. Marjonovic is someone to consider as a punt play in DFS.
Apr 13 - 7:17 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Gregg Popovich said that Boris Diaw (groin) will return to action Wednesday vs. Dallas.

Popovich is playing all the old guys on Tuesday vs. OKC, but said that it's fair to assume that the older vets that play against the Thunder will likely be rested Wednesday in Dallas. With Tim Duncan and LaMarcus Aldridge likely to spend Wednesday's game on the sidelines, there should be a decent amount of opportunity for Diaw, although he still wouldn't be worth much more than a punt in DFS.
Apr 12 - 6:27 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw (groin) will miss Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

Diaw has missed the Spurs last four games with a right adductor injury and will miss a fifth against the Thunder on Tuesday. The Spurs will likely rest other players with the No. 2 seed locked up, but Boban Marjanovic and David West will likely seen an uptick in minutes against the Thunder.
Apr 12 - 12:13 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw (groin) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

He had a 50-50 shot to play against the Warriors on Sunday, but the Spurs held him out as a precaution. If Diaw is able to play on Tuesday, the Spurs might look to give some other players a rest with the No. 2 seed locked up. Diaw is not a great fantasy option.
Apr 11 - 6:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2Dante Exum
3Shelvin Mack
4Raul Neto
SG1Rodney Hood
2Alec Burks
3Joe Ingles
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Joe Johnson
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trey Lyles
3Boris Diaw
4Joel Bolomboy
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey