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34-Year-Old    C,PF    Utah Jazz

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

6.4

REB

3.1

AST

2.3

STL

0.3

BLK

0.3

2016-17 NBA Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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HT: 6' 8"   WT: 250 lbs   DOB: 4/16/1982  College: France   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #21 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Spurs in July of 2014. Traded to the Jazz in July of 2016.

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Diaw was traded Tuesday to the Jazz in exchange for the rights to 2015 second-round pick Olivier Hanlan, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Boris Diaw NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 66 18.2 4.8 2.6 2.3 0.6 0.3 0.1 42.2 74.0 1.3 0.8 1.8 0.8 18.0 1.9 4.5 0.9 1.2
2005-06 23 81 35.5 13.3 6.9 6.2 0.7 1.0 0.1 52.6 73.1 2.3 2.0 4.9 0.4 26.7 5.5 10.5 2.1 2.9
2006-07 24 73 31.1 9.7 4.3 4.8 0.4 0.5 0.2 53.8 68.3 2.1 1.2 3.1 0.6 33.3 4.2 7.8 1.1 1.6
2007-08 25 82 28.1 8.8 4.6 3.9 0.7 0.5 0.2 47.7 74.4 1.9 1.2 3.4 0.5 31.7 3.8 7.9 1.2 1.6
2008-09 26 81 34.0 13.2 5.3 4.1 0.8 0.7 0.9 50.7 68.7 2.7 1.5 3.9 2.2 41.4 5.5 10.9 1.2 1.8
2009-10 27 82 35.5 11.3 5.2 4.0 0.7 0.7 0.8 48.3 76.9 2.2 1.6 3.6 2.5 32.0 4.5 9.4 1.4 1.8
2010-11 28 CHA 82 33.9 11.3 5.0 4.1 0.9 0.6 1.0 49.2 68.3 2.0 1.3 3.8 2.8 34.5 4.6 9.4 1.0 1.5
2011-12 29 CHA 37 27.5 7.4 5.3 4.3 0.5 0.5 0.6 41.0 63.0 2.3 1.3 4.0 2.3 26.7 3.1 7.6 0.5 0.7
2011-12 29 SAS 20 20.3 4.7 4.3 2.4 0.7 0.3 0.4 58.8 62.5 1.4 1.2 3.1 0.7 61.5 2.0 3.4 0.3 0.4
2011-12 29 CHA/SAS 57 25.0 6.4 4.9 3.6 0.6 0.4 0.5 44.4 62.9 2.0 1.2 3.7 1.7 31.3 2.7 6.2 0.4 0.6
2012-13 30 SAS 75 22.8 5.8 3.4 2.4 0.7 0.4 0.4 53.9 72.3 1.1 0.9 2.5 1.0 38.5 2.4 4.4 0.6 0.9
2013-14 31 SAS 79 25.0 9.1 4.1 2.8 0.6 0.4 0.6 52.1 73.9 1.5 0.9 3.2 1.4 40.2 3.8 7.3 0.9 1.2
2014-15 32 SAS 81 24.5 8.7 4.3 2.9 0.4 0.3 0.7 46.0 77.4 1.6 1.0 3.3 2.1 32.0 3.6 7.8 0.9 1.1
2015-16 33 SAS 76 18.2 6.4 3.1 2.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 52.7 73.7 1.3 0.8 2.3 0.9 36.2 2.7 5.0 0.7 1.0
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2015-16 NBA Game Log   Boris Diaw
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the stat averages.
Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 13 @LAL 20 4 2 7 0 0 5 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Apr 11 DAL Did Not Play
Apr 10 @DEN Did Not Play
Apr 8 LAC Did Not Play
Apr 5 SAS Did Not Play
Apr 3 @PHO Did Not Play
Apr 1 MIN Did Not Play
Mar 30 GSW 16 9 1 1 0 0 1 4 7 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
Mar 28 LAL 21 13 6 1 0 1 5 5 9 3 4 0 1 1 5 4
Mar 26 @MIN 27 10 4 1 0 0 1 4 6 2 2 0 2 1 3 2
Mar 24 @OKC Did Not Play
Mar 23 @HOU 20 8 2 0 0 1 1 3 4 2 3 0 0 0 2 2
Mar 20 @MIL Did Not Play
Mar 19 @CHI 35 14 8 2 1 1 2 6 7 2 2 0 0 1 7 2
Mar 17 PHO 14 9 3 0 0 0 0 4 7 1 1 0 1 1 2 1
Mar 14 CLE Did Not Play
Mar 13 @SAC Did Not Play
Mar 11 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 9 @GSW Did Not Play
Mar 8 ATL 16 6 2 3 2 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
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Mar 5 @NOP 30 11 3 6 2 2 6 5 9 0 0 1 3 1 2 4
Mar 4 @MEM Did Not Play
Mar 2 @TOR 14 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
Feb 29 @BOS Did Not Play
Feb 27 BKN 10 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
Feb 25 SAS 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0
Feb 23 HOU Did Not Play
Feb 21 @POR 23 9 3 4 0 2 2 4 6 0 0 1 1 0 3 1
Feb 19 BOS 19 10 3 2 0 0 3 5 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Feb 18 @WAS 11 5 2 1 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
Feb 10 @NOP 18 4 3 2 0 0 1 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Feb 9 @DAL 25 9 5 2 0 0 2 4 8 0 2 1 2 2 3 4
Feb 6 @PHO 23 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 1
Feb 5 MIL 19 5 5 4 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 1 4 3
Feb 3 DEN 8 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Feb 1 CHI 17 2 6 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
Jan 29 MIN Did Not Play
Jan 27 CHA 19 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 5
Jan 25 DET 18 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
Jan 23 @WAS Did Not Play
Jan 22 @BKN 21 4 3 4 0 0 0 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 3
Jan 20 @NYK Did Not Play
Jan 18 @CHA Did Not Play
Jan 16 LAL Did Not Play
Jan 14 SAC 10 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Jan 13 @POR Did Not Play
Jan 10 @LAL Did Not Play
Jan 9 MIA Did Not Play
Jan 7 @HOU Did Not Play
Jan 6 @SAS 16 2 1 6 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Jan 4 HOU 19 14 4 2 1 0 1 6 8 2 2 0 1 1 3 2
Jan 2 MEM 25 20 8 2 2 0 1 8 13 2 2 2 2 3 5 3
Dec 31 POR Did Not Play
Dec 30 @MIN 20 13 4 2 1 0 4 5 7 3 5 0 1 1 3 1
Dec 28 PHI 26 4 2 4 0 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Dec 26 LAC 25 16 3 0 1 0 2 6 10 2 3 2 2 2 1 0
Dec 23 @GSW 16 6 3 2 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 3 3
Dec 21 PHO 25 14 8 1 0 0 4 7 9 0 0 0 1 2 6 1
Dec 18 DEN 19 3 4 5 1 0 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 4
Dec 16 NOP 21 6 5 1 1 1 1 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 5 1
Dec 14 @SAS 20 4 2 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Dec 13 @OKC Did Not Play
Dec 11 OKC 25 8 4 1 1 1 2 3 6 1 2 1 1 1 3 2
Dec 9 NYK 18 9 2 0 0 0 2 3 5 3 3 0 2 1 1 2
Dec 8 @SAC Did Not Play
Dec 5 IND 25 16 3 4 0 0 2 6 11 3 5 1 2 2 1 0
Dec 3 ORL 14 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Nov 30 GSW 18 5 6 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 1 2 1 5 1
Nov 28 NOP 17 9 2 3 1 0 1 4 6 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
Nov 25 @LAC 10 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1
Nov 23 OKC 13 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Nov 20 @DAL 25 5 4 4 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 1
Nov 18 TOR 20 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
Nov 15 @ATL Did Not Play
Nov 13 @ORL Did Not Play
Nov 12 @MIA Did Not Play
Nov 10 @CLE Did Not Play
Nov 7 MEM 16 4 2 4 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Nov 5 @DEN Did Not Play
Nov 4 POR 15 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0
Oct 31 @IND Did Not Play
Oct 30 @PHI 19 7 3 3 1 0 2 3 5 0 0 1 1 0 3 2
Oct 28 @DET 20 9 0 6 2 3 1 4 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

Boris Diaw – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Center
Also Listed As:  #3 Power Forward

1.  Rudy Gobert

2.  Boris Diaw

3.  Trey Lyles

4.  Jeff Withey

5.  Derrick Favors

6.  Henry Sims

7.  Joel Bolomboy

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True Shooting Percentage

58.2%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Boris Diaw had a true shooting percentage of 58.2%.

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Boris Diaw NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 66 36.0 9.4 5.1 4.5 1.1 0.5 0.3 42.2 74.0 2.6 1.6 3.5 1.5 18.0 3.7 8.8 1.7 2.3
2005-06 23 81 36.0 13.5 7.0 6.3 0.7 1.1 0.1 52.6 73.1 2.4 2.0 5.0 0.4 26.7 5.6 10.7 2.2 3.0
2006-07 24 73 36.0 11.3 5.0 5.6 0.4 0.6 0.2 53.8 68.3 2.4 1.4 3.6 0.7 33.3 4.9 9.0 1.3 1.9
2007-08 25 82 36.0 11.3 5.9 4.9 1.0 0.6 0.2 47.7 74.4 2.4 1.5 4.4 0.6 31.7 4.8 10.1 1.5 2.0
2008-09 26 81 36.0 14.0 5.6 4.4 0.8 0.7 1.0 50.7 68.7 2.8 1.5 4.1 2.4 41.4 5.9 11.6 1.3 1.9
2009-10 27 82 36.0 11.5 5.3 4.0 0.7 0.7 0.8 48.3 76.9 2.2 1.6 3.6 2.6 32.0 4.6 9.6 1.4 1.8
2010-11 28 CHA 82 36.0 12.0 5.4 4.4 1.0 0.6 1.0 49.2 68.3 2.2 1.4 4.0 2.9 34.5 4.9 10.0 1.1 1.6
2011-12 29 CHA 37 36.0 9.6 6.9 5.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 41.0 63.0 3.0 1.7 5.2 3.0 26.7 4.1 10.0 0.6 1.0
2011-12 29 SAS 20 36.0 8.2 7.5 4.2 1.2 0.5 0.7 58.8 62.5 2.5 2.0 5.5 1.2 61.5 3.5 6.0 0.4 0.7
2011-12 29 CHA/SAS 57 36.0 9.2 7.1 5.2 0.9 0.6 0.8 44.4 62.9 2.8 1.8 5.3 2.5 31.3 3.9 8.9 0.6 0.9
2012-13 30 SAS 75 36.0 9.2 5.4 3.8 1.1 0.6 0.6 53.9 72.3 1.8 1.4 4.0 1.6 38.5 3.8 7.0 1.0 1.4
2013-14 31 SAS 79 36.0 13.1 5.9 4.0 0.8 0.6 0.8 52.1 73.9 2.2 1.3 4.6 2.0 40.2 5.5 10.6 1.2 1.7
2014-15 32 SAS 81 36.0 12.8 6.3 4.2 0.7 0.4 1.0 46.0 77.4 2.3 1.4 4.9 3.1 32.0 5.3 11.5 1.3 1.7
2015-16 33 SAS 76 36.0 12.6 6.1 4.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 52.7 73.7 2.5 1.5 4.5 1.8 36.2 5.2 9.9 1.5 2.0
2016-17 Projections 34 UTA 78 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Boris Diaw

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Boris Diaw NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 66 1201 314 170 149 37 18 9 42.2 74.0 87 54 116 50 18.0 124 294 57 77
2005-06 23 81 2874 1080 558 503 58 85 8 52.6 73.1 189 159 399 30 26.7 449 853 174 238
2006-07 24 73 2268 709 317 352 28 38 15 53.8 68.3 154 91 226 45 33.3 306 569 82 120
2007-08 25 82 2308 725 378 317 61 39 13 47.7 74.4 155 97 281 41 31.7 308 646 96 129
2008-09 26 81 2754 1072 432 333 61 53 75 50.7 68.7 215 118 314 181 41.4 448 884 101 147
2009-10 27 82 2907 925 424 325 60 57 66 48.3 76.9 178 131 293 206 32.0 373 773 113 147
2010-11 28 CHA 82 2778 924 414 337 74 46 78 49.2 68.3 166 105 309 226 34.5 381 774 84 123
2011-12 29 CHA 37 1018 272 195 158 20 19 23 41.0 63.0 84 47 148 86 26.7 116 283 17 27
2011-12 29 SAS 20 406 93 85 47 14 6 8 58.8 62.5 28 23 62 13 61.5 40 68 5 8
2011-12 29 CHA/SAS 57 1424 365 280 205 34 25 31 44.4 62.9 112 70 210 99 31.3 156 351 22 35
2012-13 30 SAS 75 1709 435 254 180 52 27 30 53.9 72.3 84 66 188 78 38.5 179 332 47 65
2013-14 31 SAS 79 1974 717 326 222 44 32 45 52.1 73.9 121 74 252 112 40.2 302 580 68 92
2014-15 32 SAS 81 1984 708 348 233 36 23 54 46.0 77.4 126 78 270 169 32.0 291 632 72 93
2015-16 33 SAS 76 1386 485 233 176 26 21 25 52.7 73.7 97 58 175 69 36.2 202 383 56 76
2016-17 Projections 34 UTA 78 1363 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Boris Diaw

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Boris Diaw NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 22 66 18.2 47.9 43.7 26.4 15.4 1.7 6.2
2005-06 23 81 35.5 56.4 53.1 30.5 11.5 2.7 20.1
2006-07 24 73 31.1 57.0 55.1 31.2 13.7 2.3 13.5
2007-08 25 82 28.1 51.6 48.7 27.0 13.2 2.0 12.1
2008-09 26 81 34.0 56.5 54.9 22.2 14.4 1.5 15.5
2009-10 27 82 35.5 55.2 52.5 24.2 13.3 1.8 14.4
2010-11 28 CHA 82 33.9 55.8 54.3 25.3 12.5 2.0 14.6
2011-12 29 CHA 37 27.5 46.1 45.1 29.4 15.6 1.9 10.9
2011-12 29 SAS 20 20.3 65.0 64.7 32.1 19.1 1.7 9.3
2011-12 29 CHA/SAS 57 25.0 49.8 48.9 30.0 16.4 1.8 10.3
2012-13 30 SAS 75 22.8 60.3 58.4 28.8 13.4 2.1 9.2
2013-14 31 SAS 79 25.0 57.8 55.9 23.0 12.6 1.8 11.6
2014-15 32 SAS 81 24.5 52.6 50.3 22.6 12.2 1.8 10.6
2015-16 33 SAS 76 18.2 58.2 56.0 25.5 14.1 1.8 8.5
2016-17 Projections 34 UTA 78 17.5 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Boris Diaw

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Boris Diaw: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Spurs have no plans to waive Diaw, making his $7 million salary fully guaranteed for the 2016-17 season, ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports.

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Diaw scored two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and added an assist over eight minutes in Monday's 98-97 Game 2 loss to the Thunder.

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Diaw (groin) totaled four points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven assists, and two rebounds in 20 minutes during the Spurs' 96-91 win over the Mavericks on Wednesday.

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Diaw (groin) is expected to play 15-to-20 minutes in Wednesday's tilt with the Mavericks, Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

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Coach Greg Popovich said Tuesday that Diaw (groin) will be available for Wednesday's season finale against the Mavericks, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

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Diaw (thigh) won't play in Tuesday's home finale against the Thunder.

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Diaw (thigh) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's tilt with the Thunder.

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Diaw (thigh) won't play Sunday against the Warriors, Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

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Diaw is dealing with a sore right adductor muscle and will miss all three games of the Spurs' upcoming road trip.

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Diaw will return to a reserve role Monday against the Grizzlies, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

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Diaw will start at power forward in Saturday's game against the Thunder, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

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Diaw will sit out Friday's game against the Grizzlies to rest.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

Diaw has long been a Swiss army knife for the Spurs, playing multiple positions while being able to defend some of the best players in the league inside and out. The 33-year-old from France will be playing in his 13th NBA season in 2015-16, and he hides his age fairly well. Playing in 81 games in 2014-15, Diaw averaged 8.7 points, 0.7 three-pointers, 4.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.3 blocks, and 0.4 steals in 25 minutes per contest. His efficiency was in decline last season as he shot 46 percent from the field, 32 percent from three, and 77 percent from the free-throw line. With the added depth and experience of David West and LaMarcus Aldridge in the post this season, Diaw could play less minutes and simply be out of the rotation lots of nights. Though the post will be crowded and the minutes sparing for the Spurs this season, it does not mean that Diaw's role on the team will be any less important than it has been in past seasons. Most players need upward of 26 minutes per game to even start entering the realm of being worth owning in standard fantasy leagues, and with the rotation getting even more crowded in San Antonio, Diaw's value might be limited to deep leagues most of the season.

2014-15

Boris Diaw, fresh off signing a three-year, $22 million contract in July with the Spurs, is entering his 12th NBA season. He averaged 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks, and 0.6 three-pointers in 25 minutes per game through 79 games last season. Diaw shot 52 percent from the field on 7.3 attempts per game and 74 percent from the line on 1.2 attempts per game. He also shot 40 percent from three-point range. The big Frenchman, who is playing for France at the FIBA World Cup, will likely be the first big man off the bench for the Spurs again next season, playing behind Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter. From a fantasy perspective, Diaw is a solid source of assists for a big man, but his overall contributions are limited minutes he plays on the Spurs. In deeper leagues, he's a solid contributor, who helps in a number of categories. At 32 years of age, this will likely be the last big contract Diaw signs, but he is showing no signs of tailing off and should be a key cog in the Spurs' title defense.

2013-14

The French journeyman has become a threat off the bench for San Antonio in small ball lineups, and is coming off a successful campaign in which he converted over half of his attempts from the field (.539). Diaw won't get many starts, but could be a trusty option in percentage-based categories in deeper leagues.

2012-13

Diaw resurrected his career in San Antonio last season, and has signed a two-year deal to stay with the Spurs. In Charlotte, he was criticized for being out-of-shape and ineffective. But after joining the Spurs, his field goal percentage jumped from .410 to .588 and his three-point percentage surged from a dismal .267 to a remarkable .615. He seems an excellent fit in the Spurs' offense; Popovich has had a lot of success using perimeter-oriented big men to create space for Duncan's post-ups and Ginobili's drives. The heavy European influence on the Spurs roster - Diaw is one of three French players with San Antonio this year - can't hurt.

2011-12

Diaw is the most versatile player on the Bobcats roster, and that versatility will be crucial this season as the Bobcats try to overcome several injuries. He is currently 25 pounds over his normal playing weight and could maintain that size if he is to play the center position for an extended period of time. Last season Diaw was very inconsistent, but his play will be a key to how well the Bobcats play overall this season.

2010-11

Diaw is a very versatile player who has played multiple positions as both a member of the Suns and the Bobcats. However, he took a step back offensively last season, averaging only 11.3 points per game. Diaw is a good passer and will be relied on more this year to help facilitate the offense now that Felton is gone. Diaw likely won’t be relied upon to score points again this season, but he will provide respectable numbers in several other categories.

2009-10

Diaw got off to a lousy start last season, averaging just 8.3 points with minimal contributions elsewhere over 23 games with the Suns. But a midseason trade to Charlotte rejuvenated his career, as he became a starter and saw his minutes increase greatly. As a result, Diaw averaged 15.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.2 threes while shooting 49.5 percent from the floor for the Bobcats. He won�t be a secret come draft day, but the 22 games he played in Phoenix before the trade suppress his overall numbers some, and there�s no reason not to expect similar production with the Bobcats again this year. Diaw is no longer center-eligible, but few players offer that kind of across-the-board production, especially since he added a three-point shot to his repertoire last season. Charlotte was rumored to be interested in Allen Iverson, but if that acquisition doesn�t occur, the team lacks any real offensive weapons, so Diaw will remain heavily involved in the offense.

2008-09

Diaw remains stuck in a tough spot in Phoenix, as a very good and versatile player who has better players ahead of him in the starting lineup. Diaw hasn't been able to match his numbers of two seasons ago, but in 19 starts in '07-'08 he posted 12.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.1 steals, numbers that would at least be in the range of his breakout '05-'06 season if stretched out over 80-plus games. With new faces on the bench to give the Suns a bit more depth, Diaw will be hard-pressed to get as much playing time as he's used to, barring a serious injury to Grant Hill, so unless and until Diaw gets out of town, expect Diaw's overall numbers to remain a disappointment.

2007-08

Diaw has gone from fantasy gold to the roto junk pile in only one season. Last year at this time, people were still celebrating the fantasy championships that Diaw had helped them win by coming out of nowhere to be a multi-position/multi-category stud. Diaw apparently celebrated quite a bit himself, reporting to camp badly out of shape and eventually losing his spot in the rotation and most of his fantasy value. This season he has the opportunity to redeem himself, either as a starter or as a sixth man. He’s at his best when the offense is run through him in the post, which allows him to use his good passing skills and quickness to create easy shots for himself and his teammates. With Kurt Thomas’ departure from the middle and Grant Hill’s arrival on the wing, Diaw should get more big-man minutes, which is good for him. He may be worth a mid-to-late round selection this season, but don’t reach much earlier. His numbers can be very forgettable when he doesn’t get sufficient touches, and those touches can be hard to come by on a loaded Suns roster.

2006-07

In a span of three months last year, Diaw went from being an undrafted afterthought in most fantasy leagues to one of the most versatile players in fantasy history. After toiling on the Atlanta Hawks bench for two years, Diaw thrived last year in the Suns high powered offense. At 6-8, Diaw filled in admirably at center for the injured Amare Stoudamire, but also saw time at power forward, small forward and guard, giving him eligibility at all four positions. In 70 games as a starter last year, Diaw averaged 13.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.1 blocks on 52.9% shooting from the field. Diaw qualifies as a center after starting 29 games at the position in 2005-06. This year, the Suns will start Amare Stoudemire, so you may want to take advantage of Diaw’s center eligibility this season, as he may not qualify next year. Diaw is an excellent athlete who’s perfect for the Suns’ wide open style. His rebounding numbers may go down because of Stoudemire’s presence, but his passing ability makes him a no-brainer at center. He’s not a great outside shooter and will be playing away from the basket more this season, so we aren’t expecting his shooting percentage to hold up this year.

2005-06

Diaw came to the Suns as part of the Joe Johnson deal with Atlanta. With a reputation for being a hard-nosed defender, Diaw will counted on more to limit opponents' scoring than to generate his own. In 18.2 minutes per game last season, Diaw shot 42.4% with 2.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 4.8 points per game. While moving to Phoenix could help inflate those numbers, he has yet to prove that he can be an effective offensive weapon in the N.B.A., and fantasy leagues don't place much of a premium on players who guard well.

2004-05

Atlanta's 2003 first-round draft pick out of France is a raw player who has a nice all-around game but needs to improve his shooting. He'll compete for playing time at shooting guard and small forward but will likely come off the bench and continue to develop.

2003-04

Diaw was Atlanta's 2003 first-round draft pick out of France, where he had been playing for Pau Orthez in France's top league. He's an unknown, but the overall consensus seems to be that he's an athletic player who can help on defense, but who may struggle with his shot. He's likely too much of a long-term project to have much of an impact this season.