HoopsHype Boris Diaw rumors

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Shooting. Posting up. Passing. Rebounding. Even, if necessary, defending LeBron James with a surprising degree of success, as was the case in last year’s Finals. Just about anything the Spurs ask him to do, Diaw usually delivers. Indeed, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he’s still getting a handle on the Frenchman’s capabilities even after coaching him for more than two years. “Boris is really unique,” he said. “He’s a really talented player with a lot of skills. He’s a real versatile player. I think I’m just learning how to use him in various situations. But he’s had a wonderful playoff run and this is the best basketball I’ve ever seen him play.” San Antonio Express-News

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Boris Diaw may leave JSA Bordeaux where he returned since 2010 as president. Diaw grew up in Bordeaux and decided to return there in 2010 to help the team. The French forward of the Spurs has played with Bordeaux during the NBA Lockout averaging 12.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 7 games. The team was relegated in NM1 (third division) in 2013 and ended the season in tenth position. Diaw is reportedly ending his investments in the French Team which is facing big financial problems. Sportando

Diaw — so often mocked in the past for his pear-shaped physique — was huge in all the right ways in the closeout game. He had 26 points on eight of 14 shooting, and his presence continued to allow the Spurs to space the floor by bringing Thunder big man Serge Ibaka out on the perimeter. "We ran some things for Manu, some things for Boris and some things for Timmy," Popovich said. "A lot of guys came through. ... Boris was fantastic all night long; he was really good on both ends of the court." USA Today Sports

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Boris Diaw confirmed on Twitter that he wants to play in FIBA World Cup in Spain next summer. The Spurs forward won the gold medal at Eurobasket last September with French National Team. Sportando

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With the Spurs, Diaw has close friends and France teammates Tony Parker and Nando de Colo, Gregg Popovich, a stable organization and, most importantly, another opportunity to make a championship run. The seven-game Finals defeat to the Miami Heat disappointed Diaw into the EuroBasket tournament – leading to the conclusion that exercising the option was a no-brainer. “It was an easy decision coming back,” Diaw told RealGM. “In the Finals, we were so close. I wanted to go again and come back with this team. It’s been a great season this year, and we play a good style of basketball and we’ll get another shot together.” RealGM

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Spurs forward Boris Diaw, one of the team’s more fashionable dressers, was amused by Pacers center Roy Hibbert’s use of “almond cookie” lotion. “Almond cookie?” Diaw said. “Is that for real?” Diaw actually uses lotion during games, but its use has nothing to do with making himself smell good. “My hands don’t sweat,” he explained, “so I use Vaseline Intensive Care (lotion) to keep them moist. Otherwise, I can’t grip the ball.” San Antonio Express-News

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Reserve forward Boris Diaw, whose resurgent play this season has been a key to the Spurs’ Foreign Legion bench unit, will be available tonight against New Orleans after missing Saturday’s rout of Cleveland with a right rib contusion. Diaw was injured Friday at Memphis during a fall into the baseline camera equipment. That drew an exasperated response from head coach Gregg Popovich, who again called on the NBA to adjust its courtside layout. San Antonio Express-News

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From the earliest days of the fabled Zarko Paspalj era in the late 1980s, the Spurs have been at the forefront of international scouting. No surprise, then, that they once again have the most players born outside the continental United States, breaking their own NBA record with 10: Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin Islands), Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tony Parker (France, by way of Belgium), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), Boris Diaw (France), Marco Belinelli (Italy), Nando De Colo (France), Patty Mills (Australia), Cory Joseph (Canada), Aron Baynes (Australia, by way of New Zealand). San Antonio Express-News

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