The San Antonio Spurs have found some big man help for the stretch run. Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski reports was the first to report the Spurs have reached an agreement with recently waived big man Boris Diaw.
"Diaw agreed to a buyout with the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday, and cleared waivers Friday afternoon. The Spurs will sign Diaw for the remainder of the season."
UPDATE: The Spurs officially announced they signed Diaw for the rest of the season.
Not all of this is incredibly surprising. Diaw to the Spurs had been rumored for weeks. The only question that remained was whether they'd sign him just for this season or do a two year deal like Patty Mills' contract is reported to be.
Diaw's signing couldn't come at a better time as the Spurs are about to play five games in six nights. The Spurs also tweeted that Tiago Splitter is doubtful for tonight's game against the Mavs with back spasms, though Matt Bonner will return from his one game absence from the same injury. There's no word on when Diaw will be inserted in to the lineup.
In the last week the Spurs have traded for Stephen Jackson and come to agreements with Mills and Diaw, making this the biggest change the Spurs have made to their roster mid-season.
There is a lot of negative chat about Diaw but i'm actually really happy with this signing. I think he could work well with Dejaun. Diaw's passing could give DB some really good looks. The real question is..... what will rtesoro440 go on about now?
The suspense has ended. At last the spurs signed a "big" man. Let's hope ishe is up to the task. Diaw played well with the Suns.
@El_Pedroni We think so as well & he can hit the midrange shot and is a solid passer. Good pick up before the playoffs #Spurs
@pb_sanantonio ur right about that. Also gives us depth. I want 2 know who put this deal 2gether. I'd like to buy 'em a drink.
@growndhawgg Actually, he is not a very good scorer, since he often passes up shots, but he is an okay rebounder, and when he is in shape, a pretty good defender. Should help booster our depth. There is no way he is as out of shape as he was at the beginning of the year.
i for one think this is awesome! everyone keeps talking baout how diaw is not nearly as good as he was on the suns, but apparently not a single one of those people have looked at his numbers. yes this season are off but then he was on a terrible team that he didnt want to play for and a coach he didnt like. look at his numbers at charlotte. one thing that is noticeable, diaw kinda blows up in his 1st year with a new team, he did in phx, and charlotte each. can he do the same in SA? i bet he plays a very motivated a serious role come playoff time.
@JohnAbney Like I sadi, I like it if it is on a short term basis to see if it works. He has a huge upside......don't let all stats fool you though, there are plaers on that team that put up good numbers that wouldn't start on most NBA teams and good stats don't always translate to team wins. I hope this works out and I see it as a low risk with a possible high reward. It certainly can't hurt us.
@Coxcr20 @JohnAbney the thing is he can defend, better then blair and bonner combined, he can score, he is averaging 5 rpg, and 4 apg in like 25 minutes. he can pass, and tony being his best friend HAS to motivate him. we dont need a starter just some solid defense with occasional scoring for 20-25 minutes a night at most. and signing him for the rest of the season is a good idea, i am sure it is a "trial period" so to speak.
@JohnAbney Yes. I agree with you.