The San Antonio Spurs reached a contract agreement with a key member of their championship team last night.
Power forward Boris Diaw, 32, will be back in San Antonio on a three year, $22.5 million deal. NBA free agent contracts cannot be made official until July 10, but sources say the deal has already been fully agreed on by both sides.
Diaw averaged 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 25 minutes per game for the Spurs last season. Gregg Popovich inserted Diaw into the starting lineup for the last three games of the NBA Finals.
Popovich spoke recently on how Boris’ jack-of-all-trades skill set makes him a valuable asset to the team.
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"You know, Boris pretty much does the same thing every night as far as helping us be a smarter team, at both ends of the floor," Popovich said. "He knows what's going on most all the time. At the offensive end he's a passer. He understands mismatches. He knows time and score. At the defensive end, he knows when to help. He's active. So he just helps the whole team have a better IQ."
Diaw posted the following tweet to his twitter account last night after agreeing on the deal: