HoopsHype Boris Diaw rumors

October 14, 2014 Updates

Coach Gregg Popovich had joked at media day about starting a betting pool on how much Diaw would weigh upon rejoining the Spurs prior to their recent exhibition games in Berlin and Istanbul. That prompted Diaw to share the aforementioned photo, earning minor buzz on social media. “He commented on what I was doing in France while they were practicing here,” Diaw said. “I was just chilling. It wasn’t far from the truth. … I was expecting it, because they were coming back to work and I was still on vacation.” San Antonio Express-News

Diaw reintegrated himself smoothly, however. The Frenchman averaged 6.5 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in the two games, providing the same Swiss-army-knife versatility that was such a crucial asset during the Spurs’ championship run. Best of all, any concerns about Diaw ballooning over the offseason proved to be unfounded. “Boris looked fine and he’s ready to go,” Popovich said. “He’s always played with a little more weight, and he knows how to use it. He’s fine.” San Antonio Express-News

October 10, 2014 Updates

If there is indeed a pool, the biggest winner of all will be Diaw himself, who stands to pocket half a million dollars ($) if he can keep himself at or below 254 at three different points during the upcoming season, according to ESPN Insider Amin Elhassan: Oct. 25, the first Tuesday after the All-Star break and again on April 1. As Insider is a pay site, we’ll refrain from listing the exact payouts for each date. But it adds up to a cool $500,000, a not insignificant bonus to the $7.5 million that Diaw, officially listed at 250, is slated to make in the first season of the multi-year extension he signed this summer after serving as a key cog in the Spurs’ championship run. San Antonio Express-News

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Team France will finally have their captain Boris Diaw on the court now that his insurance issues with the San Antonio Spurs are cleared. “The matter is settled. It is being finalized, it is a matter of hours,” said Thursday the national technical director Patrick Beesley. ProjectSpurs.com

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Diaw recently signed his multi-million dollar contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs and apprised fans of the occasion on his Instagram profile. “Could i find a better place to sign my extension with the spurs? #gospursgo” That’s not what’s important here. What’s important is that he inked this new deal ON A BOAT. For The Win

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The San Antonio Spurs completed their signing of veteran forward Boris Diaw on Tuesday. The Spurs announced the contract after agreeing to terms July 6 on a three-year, $22 million deal. The contract is only partly guaranteed for the final season. The Wichita Eagle

LeBron James gets all the attention, but the San Antonio Spurs are quietly and effectively rebuilding the team that just clobbered James to win the NBA Championship, 1200 WOAI news reports. The Spurs today announced that Boris Diaw, who was a key player in the Spurs Drive for Five, has been resigned to a new contract. As is usual for the Spurs, the terms of Diaw's agreement were not announced. WOAI.com

July 6, 2014 Updates

Boris Diaw's agent Doug Neustadt tells Max Sports there were three other NBA teams trying to pry Boris away from the Spurs, but in the end, Boris decided to re-sign with the Spurs. Yahoo says the deal is for 3 years. Neustadt has other insights into Boris re-upping with the champs, as you'll hear in this exclusive Max Sports interview. FoxSanAntonio.com

The third year of Diaw's deal is partially guaranteed, sources said. Diaw is guaranteed $18.5 million over the first two years of the deal, sources said. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford and Diaw's agent Doug Neustadt completed the deal Sunday, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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