Boris Diaw PF/C SA 19 Hrs
Boris Diaw moved from the starting lineup to the bench on Saturday and hit 3-of-5 shots for eight points, eight rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes.
We've been getting a lot of questions about dropping decent players to pick up Diaw, and tonight's line is a reason why we've been reluctant to recommend doing so. Diaw came into this one hot and still put up some numbers, but the 22 minutes and move to the bench are both a concern. And as long as he plays for the league's best coach, things aren't likely to change.
Boris Diaw PF/C SA 3 Days
Boris Diaw hit 5-of-5 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists and a steal in a start in Thursday's win over the Heat.
Diaw is now 12-of-12 from the field in his last two games, and if he continues to start over Tiago Splitter, should be a safe fantasy play for now. He's averaging 15.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.7 3-pointers over his last three games.
Boris Diaw PF/C SA 3 Days
Boris Diaw will replace Tiago Splitter in the Spurs' starting lineup vs. Miami on Thursday.
The Heat tend to give up stats to opposing big men, and Diaw's temporary promotion solidifies him as a nice spot-starter in fantasy leagues. Coach Gregg Popovich was typically coy about the last-second lineup change, telling reporters, "We're tricking the hell out of [the Heat]." The lineup should return to normal vs. Nikola Vucevic and the Magic on Saturday.
Boris Diaw PF/C SA 5 Days
Boris Diaw made all seven shots from the field for 16 points against the Cavs on Tuesday with five boards, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.
He's not really known for being a great shooter, but Diaw entered tonight with a somewhat impressive season shooting line of 54.2 percent from the field, 40.3 percent from deep and 75.4 percent from the charity stripe. He's a bit of a low-upside player in standard leagues due to coach Gregg Popovich being extremely unpredictable.
Boris Diaw PF/C SA 7 Days
Boris Diaw double-doubled with 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block while playing 26 minutes in Sunday's six-point win vs. the Mavericks.
Minutes haven't been an issue for Diaw lately but his production tends to fluctuate, so he isn't the strongest option in the Spurs' upcoming three-game week. He's at least worth watching closely, however, as there's a chance Tim Duncan and/or Tiago Splitter will get a day off in the final weeks of the season, especially with three back-to-back sets looming in the second half of March.
Boris Diaw PF/C SA 18 Days
Boris Diaw stayed in the starting lineup on Wednesday and had 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 5-of-14 shooting.
Tiago Splitter was back and scored 15 points, but Tim Duncan got the night off in order to rest. Had both big men played, Diaw likely would have come off the bench. And when both are healthy and Diaw isn't in the starting lineup, he's far more inconsistent than he has been over his last few games. Start him at your own risk going forward.
Boris Diaw PF/C SA 19 Days
Boris Diaw had 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a steal on 6-of-10 shooting in another start on Tuesday.
Any time Tiago Splitter is out, Diaw is a decent spot start in fantasy. But he's disappeared at times this season and he's likely to do so again. Diaw is hot with Splitter hurting, and is averaging 13.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 0.8 3-pointers over his last four games.
Boris Diaw PF/C SA 25 Days
Boris Diaw is on the comeback trail and played well on Wednesday, getting the start and hitting 8-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, three rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes.
Diaw had been a mess, following up a hot streak with two week's of duds until turning it around over his last three games. If he's on waivers in your league, there's a reason for it, as he scored five or fewer points in three of his four games from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, which included a flu-DNP. But over his last three, Diaw is playing well again, averaging 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and a 3-pointer. Of course, his hot streak includes missed games for Tiago Splitter, and once Splitter is back in action, it will be tough to trust Diaw to play well consistently.
Boris Diaw PF/C SA 29 Days
Boris Diaw returned from a one-game absence on Saturday with 13 points, four assists, four rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
The Charlotte crowd gave him some boos when he touched the ball, but Diaw turned in one of his better games of the season.He scored just nine points combined in his two previous games and tonight's line does come with a grain of salt because Tiago Splitter (shoulder) did not play. He can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Boris Diaw PF/C SA 29 Days
Boris Diaw is expected to return from his recent bout of food poisoning on Saturday.
He sat out Thursday's game but should be ready to play his usual role, so owners should expect numbers in line with his January averages -- 9.3 points on 58 percent shooting, 1.0 triples, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks.