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Boris Diaw | Center/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: None
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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
Source: FIBA.com

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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.
Source: YouTube.com
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
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw appears to be in the starting lineup for the Spurs on Tuesday, which would send C Tiago Splitter to the bench.

This move wouldn't be surprising, as Splitter came off the bench for several games against the Thunder. We probably won't know for sure who is starting just until game time, but for now it sounds like Diaw is in and Splitter is out, as the Spurs prepare to face the Heat for Game 3 in Miami. If it sticks, Tim Duncan is your center and Diaw will start at power forward.
Jun 10 - 8:37 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw was fantastic off the bench with 26 points during a series-clinching win on Saturday, adding four boards, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers on 8-of-14 shooting.

The Thunder didn't pay much attention to Diaw, who had wide-open shots throughout the night. Coach Gregg Popovich moving Diaw into the second-half starting lineup in Game 5 was huge and that carried over into tonight. He's far from the most graceful player in the NBA, but his understanding of spacing and helping his teammates has carried him with the Spurs lately.
May 31 - 11:37 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw started the second half of Thursday's win over the Thunder, finishing with 13 points, six boards, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

His versatility was on display tonight and coach Gregg Popovich put him in all sorts of different spots on the floor. Diaw doesn't waste many dribbles and he also helps spread the ball around while his defense is better than a lot of people give him credit for. Chances are Diaw will wind up in the starting lineup in Game 6 on Saturday.
May 29 - 11:58 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw started the second half of Game 5 on Thursday.

Matt Bonner started in place of Tiago Splitter, so coach Gregg Popovich has started three different healthy players next to Tim Duncan in his last three halves. If you're surprised by this, then we hope you're enjoying your first season watching the Spurs.
May 29 - 10:26 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw wouldn't reveal what the changes would be for Thursday's Game 5 against the Thunder, but alluded that the Spurs may make some tweaks.

Diaw told reporters that he wouldn't be in the starting lineup for Thursday night, but did mention that the Spurs might switch things up a bit in order to stretch the floor. "Ibaka] is a guy that’s helping a lot so we got to try to keep him out of the paint," Diaw said. For his part, Diaw's teammate Manu Ginobili was tight-lipped about any lineup changes as well, "Ask him [head coach Gregg Popovich]. I'm not allowed to say anything." It sounds like we'll have to wait until closer to tip-off to see what kind of lineup changes the Spurs make, but anything is possible as Popopvich tries to account for the presence of Serge Ibaka.
May 29 - 1:30 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Spurs

Boris Diaw said the Thunder "gave up on the game pretty early" in Wednesday's post-game press conference.

The third quarter was a nightmare for OKC and they gave up easy shots the entire frame. OKC had two blocks in the third, but there were only two additional misses during that span as the Spurs put up 33 points. There were guys very late on rotation and as well as closing on the perimeter, so it wasn't just a matter of game plan. Diaw scored 11 points on just six shots in the win.
May 22 - 2:30 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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