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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
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Boris Diaw is starting again on Friday night against the Wolves.
He is coming off his best game of the season and it was fairly obvious he was going to start tonight. Diaw probably won't be as great, but he's someone to consider in standard leagues against a weak Wolves team. Nov 21 - 7:06 PM

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Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw played a team-high 39 minutes and hit 8-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, six rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block in Wednesday's big win over the Cavaliers.

That's fantasy gold, right there, but the minutes were a big reason. Diaw normally gets 26 a night, but with Matt Bonner out, Diaw was a featured player for Gregg Popovich. This was his first double-digit scoring night since Nov. 5 and he's averaging 7.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.5 3-pointers, meaning he's probably not worth owning in your league. But this is your sign to keep a close eye on him going forward, in case tonight was the start of a hot streak.
Nov 19 - 10:26 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw will start against the Cavs on Wednesday.

He has usually been brought off the bench, but the Spurs are without Matt Bonner (illness) and Tiago Splitter (calf). Diaw did a nice job on LeBron last year in the Finals and will likely get more minutes than usual.
Nov 19 - 7:09 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw came off the bench and had seven points, three rebounds, four assists, a block, a 3-pointer and five turnovers on 2-of-5 shooting Thursday.

The Spurs were undermanned due to resting Tim Duncan and several other big guns, but Diaw didn't exactly answer the call. Neither did Tony Parker or Kawhi Leonard, and Diaw has played better than this for most of the season. If you own him, don't pay attention to his line tonight. He'll be better in the next one.
Nov 6 - 10:51 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw played 34 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 94-92 win over the Hawks with 11 points, five rebounds, four assist and one block.

His minutes jumped up with Marco Belinelli (groin) going down tonight and Tiago Splitter (calf) aggravating his injury. Coach Gregg Popovich will likely rotate guys around, so fantasy owners shouldn't get too comfortable with the idea of Diaw logging minutes in the mid-30s.
Nov 6 - 12:57 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

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
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.
Source: FIBA.com
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

Depth Charts

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