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Spurs sign Boris Diaw for rest of season

Mar 23, 2012, 3:49 PM EST

Boris Diaw

We told you yesterday that the Spurs were the frontrunners to land the services of Boris Diaw — because everybody is clamoring for guys the Bobcats waive — and now that has become a reality.

San Antonio has reached a deal with Diaw for the rest of this season, reports Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo.

In one sense Diaw fits the mold of projects San Antonio will take on — he is a versatile forward who can pass and averaged 9.4 points per game over his career. If he plays up to his potential he’s a good fit — however concerns about mental focus and conditioning have long hounded Diaw. We’ll see if the Spurs locker room culture can change that.

In another sense this is a very odd pickup because the Spurs front line rotation is set — Tim Duncan, Matt Bonner, DeJuan Blair and Tiago Splitter. Each of those guys are a good fit with what the Spurs like to do. While you can argue Diaw is more talented than Bonner the fact is Bonner brings a reliable skills set — he can stretch the floor and drain the three — and he brings effort every night.

The Spurs — seemingly locked in as the second seed in the West — have reshaped their bench in the past couple weeks, adding Stephen Jackson, bringing in point guard Patty Mills (once his visa issues are cleared up) and now signing Diaw.

  1. spellingcopfather - Mar 23, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Good added on, Parker should get him caught up on the Spurs way asap!!!

  2. flyrocket31 - Mar 23, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    diaw can get a triple double every game if he tries. he needs motivation. its frustrating. id be motivated being in the NBA, don’t need millions to play the game i love.

  3. zacksdad - Mar 23, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    How do you figure the Spurs are locked in the second seed. The Lakers and Spurs have 3 games yet to play against each other and the Lakers are only 2.5 games back. Now I am beginning seeing all the hate you get back from the other readers. And even Oklahoma City have been losing more games of late.

    I guess that also means Miami cannot take over the first seed in the East because they are 3 games back. Shoot, you need to call the NBA and have them stop playing now as you already figured out the seeding.

  4. lemfax - Mar 24, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    Go spurs

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