Boris Diaw PF/C SAS 1 day ago

Diaw (rest) will not play Monday against the Heat.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In typical Spurs fashion, Diaw will be rested Monday as coach Gregg Popovich attempts to ensure his veterans are as healthy as possible when the regular season opens in just over two weeks.

Boris Diaw PF/C SAS 4 months ago

Diaw averaged 8.7 points, 0.7 three-pointers, 4.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.3 blocks, and 0.4 steals in 25 minutes per game through 81 games in 2014-15.

This was Diaw's 12th NBA season, and the 33-year-old, who is under team control until 2017-18, put up the same good all-around production he's been known for his whole career. Diaw has been incredibly healthy over his career, and since joining the Spurs in 2011-12, he has played more than 75 games each season. Shooting 46 percent from the field and 77 percent from the free-throw line in 2014-15, the Swiss Army knife of a center has used his unorthodox style of play to drag bigger post players out to the perimeter to gain an advantage. The Spurs gave him 15 spot starts this season, but Diaw's role on the team is as a bench player, so unless the Spurs decide to shift gears next season, Diaw will likely be in a similar role again next season, playing about 24 minutes per game and holding fantasy value in deeper leagues while periodically earning enough playing time to be of use in standard leagues.

Boris Diaw PF/C SAS 5 months ago

Diaw scored 12 points (5-11 FG 2-3 3PT, 0-1 FT) with four rebounds and three assists in the game seven loss to the Clippers on Sunday.

Diaw played big minutes for the Spurs this series, averaging 28.3 minutes played while scorin 11.6 points per game. Diaw will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but is a decent bet to return to the system he knows best in San Antonio.

Boris Diaw PF/C SAS 6 months ago

Diaw scored 12 points (6-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt) with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block in 37 minutes during Wednesday's Game 2 overtime victory against the Clippers.

Diaw played the third most minutes for the Spurs behind Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard. With Tony Parker banged up, look for the Spurs to keep using Diaw's flexibility and passing ability on offence.

Boris Diaw PF/C SAS 7 months ago

Diaw posted 19 points, three rebounds, and three assists in 26 minutes of action Friday against the Mavericks.

Diaw is quietly averaging 14.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.2 three-pointers made per game over the last five. He could be considered a sneaky add in deep leagues, given the Spurs' propensity to sit starters down the stretch. Diaw has the potential to contribute points, rebounds, assists, steals, and threes, which makes him interesting to say the least.

Boris Diaw PF/C SAS 7 months ago

Diaw posted 19 points, six rebounds,and one assist in 25 minutes of action Wednesday against the Thunder.

Diaw made the most of extended minutes in a blowout, and it'll be hard to keep up this kind of production. Still, he's averaging 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists over the last five games, which means he's worth owning in 16-man leagues or deeper.

Boris Diaw PF/C SAS 8 months ago

Diaw scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt) with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 24 minutes off the bench Monday.

Should he ever get more consistent playing time, Diaw could be a solid fantasy asset in deeper leagues, but current role on the Spurs makes him very difficult to roster.

Boris Diaw PF/C SAS 8 months ago

Diaw had four points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds, three assists and one block in 19 minutes on Wednesday.

Diaw started in place of Tiago Splitter (illness) but didn't garner many minutes. It's likely that Splitter will be back soon, which would probably send Diaw back to the bench. Owning any Spurs player can be frustrating when it comes to getting consistent minutes.

Boris Diaw PF/C SAS 9 months ago

Diaw had eight points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), two rebounds, and three assists in 18 minutes off the bench Tuesday night against Washington.

Diaw started San Antonio's last game but was moved to the bench for Tuesday's contest. His numbers from Tuesday were roughly the same as what he has been posting as a bench player this season.

Boris Diaw PF/C SAS 9 months ago

Diaw will come off the bench Tuesday, the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo reports.

Tiago Splitter gets the start against Washington's daunting front line, but Diaw could see his typical minutes in a reserve role.