Spurs Will Keep Boris Diaw
Boris Diaw was on his way out of the NBA when he arrived in San Antonio, where the Spurs were trying to breathe new life into a core that had not won a championship in five years.
They proved to be a perfect match, and after playing a key role in the Spurs’ latest championship, Diaw found no reason to continue his career renaissance elsewhere.
Diaw tweeted Sunday night that he agreed to terms on a new contract with the Spurs and a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that it’s a three-year contract worth $22 million. The person requested anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until the league’s moratorium ends Thursday.
”Hey spurs fans, Good news,” the French-born Diaw tweeted, ”i stay in san antonio for a few more years. Lets win it again.”
For the 32-year-old Diaw, it was a chance to get one last big payday that he earned by providing some essential versatility on both ends of the court for the Spurs. He averaged 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists and shot over 52 percent in 25 minutes per game last season.