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Boris Diaw
Boris Diaw
Position: F-C
Born: 04/16/82
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Salary: $7,500,000
The French basketball federation announced today the 17-players preselection of the team for the upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament. As expected, many players from the NBA are missing, but Tony Parker, Boris Diawy and Nicolas Batum are included, even if the last two have a big question mark near their name. If they manage to get a new deal in time in the NBA and sign it, then they may be able to play in Manila’s tournament which starts on the 5th of July.
Storyline: Olympic Games
At one point Silas asked his starting forward, who was in the middle of a five-year, $45 millon contract, whether he’d like to be an All-Star one day, and Diaw said, “Not really.” Asked about that now, Diaw seems incredulous that this is even controversial. “My goal is to win a championship,” he says. “I’m not trying to be sixth man of the year. I’m not trying to be most improved. Would you ask somebody, Do you want to be MVP? If that happens because people think I was playing very good that year, great, I’ll take it. But is it my goal? To say, Screw my teammates, I’m just going to score points so I can be MVP, or I can be an All-Star? No. We were building [in Charlotte]. We won nine games, and I want to be an All-Star?”
It fits with how the Spurs have rebuilt this team in Duncan’s twilight. They’re not looking specifically for future astronauts, no, but they’re looking for role players with high IQs and versatility, and that demands diversity. “This is a mature team,” general manager R.C. Buford says. “Tim and that group have been together a long time. So broader interests fit our group. But then they’re also very focused at the right time.” Diaw says the focus still starts with Duncan, in the same way the Suns started with Nash. “Everybody gets in line,” he says. “When Pop is going crazy and starts yelling, and he yells at [Duncan], and he just replies by playing harder, everybody follows. That hasn’t changed.”