Diaw bought out by Bobcats, signs with Spurs

Diaw bought out by Bobcats, signs with Spurs

Postby Sakiano on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:18 am

Boris Diaw and the Bobcats have agreed to a buyout of his contract for the remainder of the 11-12 season.

Diaw will have an opportunity to sign with a contender for the playoffs.

Tony Parker, a close friend of Diaw, spoke openly about how he would be a welcome addition for the Spurs.

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he would be a great addition to any of the contenders...i see him in san antonio
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Re: Diaw Agrees To Buyout With Bobcats

Postby The Laker Link on Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:34 pm

I'd love it if the Lakers pick him up
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Re: Diaw Agrees To Buyout With Bobcats

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:06 pm

He would take our defense to the next level ... free tacos is his ultimate motivation
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Re: Diaw Agrees To Buyout With Bobcats

Postby therealdeal on Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:04 pm

He's fat, lazy, and entitled. I don't want him. Let him go to San Antonio.
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Spurs sign Diaw

Postby 24K GOLD on Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:32 am

Boris Diaw, Spurs reach deal

Free agent Boris Diaw has reached agreement on a deal with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

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.

The deadline for signing free agents to be eligible for the NBA playoffs is Friday.

Diaw, 29, is a versatile forward who fell out of favor with Bobcats head coach Paul Silas this season. For his nine-year career, Diaw has averaged 9.4 points and remained one of the league’s better passing forwards.

Despite starting Diaw in 28 games for Charlotte, Silas was frustrated with his unwillingness to be more aggressive in scoring. Diaw’s fitness issues have dogged him throughout his career, but he continues to show the ability to be a productive offensive player.
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Re: Diaw Agrees To Buyout With Bobcats

Postby 24K GOLD on Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:41 pm

spurs fans are so overjoyed about this move... lol he got bought out by the worst franchise in the nba because he's fat and unmotivated
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Re: Diaw Agrees To Buyout With Bobcats

Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:44 pm

pop'll whip him into shape
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Re: Diaw Agrees To Buyout With Bobcats

Postby Ryder Havasu on Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:12 pm

fklukewalton wrote:pop'll whip him into shape

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Re: Diaw Agrees To Buyout With Bobcats

Postby ZenMaster4President on Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:46 pm

Ryder Havasu wrote:
fklukewalton wrote:pop'll whip him into shape

This.
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Re: Diaw Agrees To Buyout With Bobcats

Postby Kou on Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:23 pm

therealdeal wrote:He's fat, lazy, and entitled. I don't want him. Let him go to San Antonio.


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Re: Diaw bought out by Bobcats, signs with Spurs

Postby KB24 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:44 am

realdeal is right and I have said the same several times.

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Re: Diaw bought out by Bobcats, signs with Spurs

Postby grego on Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:52 am

He joined the team today and he played stellar D on Dirk, teaming up with Kawhi and Jackson. Dirk shot 5-21 (o-2 from 3pt) for 16 pts. I'll take that.
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Re: Diaw bought out by Bobcats, signs with Spurs

Postby strikemode14 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:19 am

KB24 wrote:realdeal is right and I have said the same several times.

a fat professinal shows a lot about someone's desire.


In fairness I will say this though....alot of guys came back from lockout out of shape even dirk. Since the bobcats sucked so badly it's really hard to get motivated to get back in shape when everyone around you is mailing it in.
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Re: Diaw bought out by Bobcats, signs with Spurs

Postby 24K GOLD on Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:24 am

he'll probably be motivated now that he's not playing for a [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.].
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Re: Diaw bought out by Bobcats, signs with Spurs

Postby karacha on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:35 am

Might be a good pickup. You never know with him.
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Re: Diaw bought out by Bobcats, signs with Spurs

Postby KB24 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:16 pm

agreed, he played pretty energized D on Dirk...

but thats usually the case when you go to a new team...its important to see how he plays once he settles down.

I do think he is talented and unique...I just don't think you would feel comfortable with Diaw in a dog fight during the post-season.
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Re: Diaw bought out by Bobcats, signs with Spurs

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:33 pm

Diaw has basically been a lesser version of a "pre Pau Gasol era" Lamar during his whole carreer ... doesn't work on his game much , very inconsistent offensively and mentally ... they have the same skillsset , LO is just better
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Re: Diaw bought out by Bobcats, signs with Spurs

Postby bruddahmanmatt on Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:51 pm

EPIC SIGNING!!! POWERSHIFT!!! MEGATON!!!
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Re: Diaw bought out by Bobcats, signs with Spurs

Postby grego on Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:03 pm

bruddahmanmatt wrote:EPIC SIGNING!!! POWERSHIFT!!! MEGATON!!!


For Spurs, it's less about one single thing, and more about the sum of the parts. And some of it has been addition by subtraction. For instance, no RJ means more Leonard. And they get Jackson on top of that.

With Diaw, it means more opportunities where Pop can fit in Splitter and less Blair. And that's a win right there, alone.

KB24 wrote:agreed, he played pretty energized D on Dirk...

but thats usually the case when you go to a new team...its important to see how he plays once he settles down.

I do think he is talented and unique...I just don't think you would feel comfortable with Diaw in a dog fight during the post-season.


Yes, new team, sure. But Spurs system isn't exactly the easiest either. And for Pop to play you, you have to earn it.

In no way do I think he's going to be seeing 30 minutes a night, but I think it helps the team, even if it means less Blair and more Splitter.

The weakness for the Spurs is Blair could only be in one effective lineup, with Duncan. If he plays with Bonner, that's horrid on defense. He and Splitter don't have the shooting range. And if Pop goes super small ball with Blair at the 5, well you can guess the rest.

He's on a team with Pop who isn't the nicest of coaches (if you aren't performing) and Parker, one of his best friends and the leader of the French national team.

Jackson so far has looked completely different after looking worthless, stat wise. So, yeah, that's why Spurs fans feel good about this.
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