Boris Diaw
PF/C FA
2 months ago

Diaw signed a contract Thursday with Paris-Levallois of the French Pro A League, Sportando reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old veteran has played 13 seasons in the NBA, but struggled to field interest this offseason after averaging 4.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 17.6 minutes with the Jazz during the 2017-18 campaign. The French native will head home for the upcoming season, though that doesn't rule out the possibility of a potential return to the NBA at some point considering the report didn't include whether or not the contract had an opt-out clause.

Boris Diaw
PF/C FA
4 months ago

Diaw is expected to be waived by the Jazz, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the signings of both Jonas Jerebko and Epke Udoh on top of drafting Tony Bradley in the first round, it looks as though the Jazz are moving in a different, slightly younger direction in the frontcourt. Diaw, however, could still be a valuable piece to a team given his ability to pass and stretch the floor. Don't expect the frenchman to be a free agent for much longer after officially getting waived.

Boris Diaw
PF/C FA
7 months ago

Diaw will get the start in Game 3, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Diaw was moved to the bench for Game 1 in favor of Joe Johnson for a smaller lineup, but after back-to-back losses, the Jazz have seemed to revert back to the original lineup. Diaw has averaged fewer than five points per game in nearly 18 minutes of action this season.

Boris Diaw
PF/C FA
7 months ago

Diaw will move to the bench for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

The Jazz are opting to go with a smaller lineup Tuesday, which features Joe Johnson in the frontcourt instead of Diaw. That pushes Diaw to the second unit and considering he's averaged just 18.1 minutes over seven playoff games so far, he likely won't be a viable DFS option Tuesday with the demotion.

Boris Diaw
PF/C FA
7 months ago

Diaw scored 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt) and added three assists across 14 minutes Tuesday in a 96-92 win over the Clippers in Game 5 of the series.

EDGE Analysis

With Rudy Gobert (knee) back in action for the last two games, the Jazz have decreased their reliance on Diaw, who had seen 20-plus minutes in the first three contests of the series. Diaw is still starting at power forward, but the production he offered in Game 5 is probably going to be his ceiling most nights unless he sees his playing time trend upward again.

Boris Diaw
PF/C FA
7 months ago

Diaw totaled seven points (3-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt), six assists and four rebounds over 23 minutes during Saturday's 97-95 win over the Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoffs.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran forward typically saw minutes in the teens during the regular season, but Saturday's contest afforded him a slight uptick in opportunity. That was presumably due in large part to Rudy Gobert's knee injury on the first play, which sidelined him for the duration of the contest. Diaw was particularly effective as a ball distributor, with his assist total his highest since Jan. 16 against the Suns. Diaw could see a similar minutes total in Tuesday's Game 2 if Gobert is unavailable.

Boris Diaw
PF/C FA
8 months ago

Diaw drew another start at power forward in Saturday's 101-86 loss to the Trail Blazers, posting four points (2-3 FG), five rebounds and three assists over 18 minutes.

EDGE Analysis

Diaw continues to run with the first unit ahead of Derrick Favors. The veteran had been held scoreless over the previous two games but poured in 19 points against his former Spurs teammates last Sunday. His minutes remain capped at around the 20-minute mark, but coach Quin Snyder appears intent on keeping Diaw with the starting five for the time being.

Boris Diaw
PF/C FA
8 months ago

Diaw will get the start Saturday against the Clippers.

EDGE Analysis

The Jazz have tried a few different options in the absence of Derrick Favors (knee), including going small with Joe Johnson starting alongside Gordon Hayward, but coach Quin Snyder will pivot to a bigger lineup to match up against the Clippers' sizable frontcourt. It will mark the second straight start for Diaw, who scored five points and grabbed one rebound in Wednesday's win over New York.

Boris Diaw
PF/C FA
8 months ago

Diaw will start at power forward Wednesday against the Knicks, Jazz radio announcer David Locke reports.

EDGE Analysis

Diaw, who has started 22 games so far this season, will join the starting rotation Wednesday night, sending Joe Johnson to the bench and bumping Gordon Hayward to small forward. As a starter the veteran has averaged 4.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists in just over 21 minutes a contest.

Boris Diaw
PF/C FA
8 months ago

Diaw will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since the injury to Derrick Favors (knee), the Jazz have been moving between a bigger and smaller lineup, with Joe Johnson and Diaw alternating at the power forward position. The Jazz have opted to go with a smaller lineup Wednesday, which sends Diaw back to the bench in favor of Johnson. Diaw's demotion will likely come with a loss in playing time and considering he wasn't posting fantasy numbers even when working with the top unit, he'll likely remain off the fantasy radar in the majority of leagues.