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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 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

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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
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw is starting against the Hornets on Saturday, while Derrick Favors will come off the bench.

The Jazz are likely doing this to keep Favors' minutes in check because he's missed the last two games with some discomfort in his knee. Despite the starting role, Diaw can't be trusted in most fantasy leagues.
Feb 4 - 8:31 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw played 20 minutes in a start against the Bucks on Wednesday with two points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal.

He is a nice placeholder as a starter for his low usage, sound defense and plus passing. While he is one of the most interesting players in the world, Diaw doesn't have much fantasy value even as a starter.
Feb 2 - 1:15 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw will start and Trey Lyles will come off the bench against the Bucks on Wednesday.

Lyles had a brutal game on Saturday and Derrick Favors' knees continue to hold him back. Diaw will be making his 20th start of the season with averages of 4.6 points, 2.7 boards, 2.6 assists and 0.2 steals. He's not really a fantasy option even as a starter.
Feb 1 - 8:17 PM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw came off the bench and played 24 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 16 points, one rebound and three assists.

Diaw hadn't scored more than six points in his previous three games and has hit double digits in scoring just eight times this season. The Jazz were blown out 33-17 in the second quarter tonight and the game turned into a bit of a garbage-time special. Ignore Diaw until further notice.
Jan 25 - 12:18 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw scored a season-high 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting with six assists, four rebounds, one triple and two turnovers in 33 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Suns.

Diaw's minutes have gone up in five straight games, so he's suddenly on the radar again in very deep leagues. This was his second game in a row with double-digit points, and Trey Lyles didn't help himself with a scoreless dud. His value will be shattered once Derrick Favors (knee) returns.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 12:05:00 AM
Boris Diaw - F/C - Jazz

Boris Diaw started on Friday vs. the Hawks and scored two points with three rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 19 minutes.

He was 1-of-6 from the field and missed all four of his 3-pointers, so he's now shooting 29.4 percent from the field on the season and 14.2 percent from deep. If he's on your fantasy team, you're probably losing.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 11:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

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