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Boris Diaw

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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 79 games, including 24 starts, averaging 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 25.1 minutes … shot .521 (302-580) from the floor, .402 (45-112) from three-point range and .739 (68-92) from the charity stripe … scored in double figures 35 times, including two games with 20-or-more points … led team in scoring four times, assists 11 times, rebounding twice, steals seven times and blocks six times … recorded two double-doubles … posted a season-high 22 points (9-20 FG, 2-2 3FG, 2-3 FT), a season-high 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks in 34 minutes at Houston on 1/28 … tallied 21 points (8-10 FG, 3-4 3FG, 2-2 FT), 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 22 minutes at Atlanta on 1/24 … posted a double-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists in 26 minutes vs. Dallas on 3/2 … posted 14 points (4-8 FG, 6-7 FT), a season-high 7 assists and 6 rebounds in 25 minutes vs. Sacramento on 12/29 … tallied 17 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3FG, 4-4 FT), 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 28 minutes at Utah on 11/15 … posted 16 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 3FG, 1-2 FT), 3 assists and 2 rebounds in 30 minutes vs. Atlanta on 12/2 … recorded 16 points (7-7 FG, 2-2 3FG), 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks in 25 minutes at Cleveland on 3/4 … posted 16 points (5-5 FG, 2-2 3FG, 4-5 FT), 8 rebounds and 5 assists in 37 minutes vs. Miami on 3/6 … tallied 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 31 minutes at Portland on 11/2 … scored 15 points (7-8 FG, 1-1 3FG) and pulled down 5 rebounds in 18 minutes vs. Washington on 11/13 … posted 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-2 FT), 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in 29 minutes vs. Oklahoma City on 12/21 … posted 14 points (6-9 FG, 0-1 FT, 2-2 FT), 4 rebounds, a season-high 3 steals and 2 assists in a season-high 38 minutes vs. Portland on 1/17 … tallied 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 3FG, 2-2 FT), 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 32 minutes vs. Oklahoma City … recorded 14 points (5-6 FG, 4-6 FT) and 3 rebounds in 29 minutes vs. Sacramento on 2/1 … posted 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in 25 minutes at Houston on 4/14… Is in his 11th NBA season, his third with the Spurs … San Antonio is his fourth NBA team … has also spent time with the Hawks, Suns and Bobcats … won the 2006 Most Improved Player Award, after averaging 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 35.5 minutes over 81 games in his first season with the Suns … has appeared in 755 career games, averaging 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 29.3 minutes … has posted six triple-doubles during his career … has seen action in 69 playoff games, averaging 10.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 28.7 minutes … member of the French National Team since 2003 … helped guide France to their first ever gold medal at the 2013 European Championship, averaging 10.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 28.3 minutes.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Appeared in 75 games, starting in 20, averaging 5.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 22.8 minutes … shot .539 (179-332) from the fi eld, .385 (30-78) from downtown and .723 (47-65) from the foul line … scored in double fi gures 16 times … led the team in steals eight times and blocks eight times … recorded a season-high 16 points (6-7 FG, 1-1 3FG, 3-4 FT) in 22:40 minutes at Washington on 11/26 … fi nished with 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in 28:40 minutes at Sacramento on 11/9 … recorded 14 points (7-10 FG), 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 28:46 minutes vs. Memphis on 1/16 … fi nished with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 29:31 minutes at Dallas on 1/25 … fi nished with 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals in 35:53 minutes at Chicago on 2/11 … totalled 12 (5-5 FG, 2-2 FT) points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 21:07 minutes at Phoenix on 2/24 … handed out a seasonhigh 6 assists in the season opener at New Orleans on 10/31 … missed two games with a low back strain (3/1-3/3) and fi ve regular season games (4/10-4/17) and four playoff games (4/21-4/28) due to a synovial cyst excision, lumbar spine … appeared in 16 playoff games, starting one, averaging 4.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 17.0 minutes …tallied 8 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals in 21:43 minutes vs. Golden State on 5/14 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifi nals … scored 9 points and grabbed 3 in 11:18 minutes vs. Miami on 6/13 in Game 4 of the Finals … tallied 7 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 23:18 minutes at Miami on 6/18 in Game 6 of the Finals.

2011-12: Appeared in 57 games, starting in 35 games, with Charlotte and San Antonio, averaging 6.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 25.0 minutes … saw action in 20 games with the Silver and Black, averaging 4.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 20.3 minutes while shooting .588 (40-68) from the floor and .615 (8-13) from three point distance … led the Spurs in rebounds twice, assists once, steals twice and blocks once … for the season shot .444 (156-351) from the floor, .313 (31-99) from downtown and .629 (22-35) from the foul line ... scored in double figures 11 times, including 20-or-more twice … posted three double-doubles … scored a season-high 27 points (12-15 FG, 3-3 3FG) to go along with 6 assists and 3 rebounds at New York on 1/4/12 ... tied a career-high by grabbing 16 rebounds while scoring 16 points vs. Miami on 12/28/11 … recorded 21 points (7-11 FG, 102 3FG, 6-10 FT), 10 assists and 3 rebounds vs. Washington on 1/28 … posted 19 points (8- 12 FG, 3-5 3FG), 10 rebounds and 7 assists at New York on 1/9 … finished with 6 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds at Cleveland on 4/3 … registered two DNP – CD’s … started in all 14 playoff games, averaging 6.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 24.7 minutes … shot .514 (36-70) from the fl oor, .500 (9-18) from the three-point distance and .750 (6-8) from the charity stripe … ranked fourth in three-point FG% during the postseason … posted 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists vs. LAC on 5/17 … registered 7 points, a playoff career-high 12 rebounds, 5 assists and a playoff career-high 3 steals vs. LAC on 5/15.

2010-11: Started all 82 games for the Bobcats, averaging 11.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 33.9 minutes … shot .492 from the fi eld (381-774), .345 from beyond the three-point line (78-226) and .683 from the free-throw line (84-123) … scored in double figures on 51 occasions, including nine games of 20 points or more … recorded five games with double-figure rebounds, tallying seven double-doubles … led the team in scoring seven times, rebounding 12 times, assists 20 times, steals 15 times and blocks 12 times … recorded the sixth triple-double of his career and the second in Bobcats history tallying 25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists on 1/17 at Philadelphia … grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds on 12/3 vs. New Jersey … tied a career-high with four steals on 2/22 vs. Toronto… became the Bobcats franchise record holder for consecutive games played and consecutive games started (223 each)

2009-10: The only Bobcats player to appear in all 82 games, starting each game … averaged 11.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 35.4 minutes… shot .483 from the fi eld (373-773), .320 from beyond the three-point line (66-206) and .769 from the free-throw line (113-147) … scored in double figures on 48 occasions, including eight games of 20 points or more … recorded seven games with double-figure rebounds, tallying five double-doubles…led the team in scoring eight times, rebounding nine times, assists 25 times, steals 13 times and blocks 18 times … scored in double figures in 29 of the season’s final 34 games, averaging 12.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists during the stretch … came within one rebound and one assist of a triple-double with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists on 4/6 vs. Atlanta ... in four playoff games against Orlando, averaged 7.5 points, 5.0, rebounds and 4.0 assists in 38.0 minutes.

2008-09: Acquired by the Bobcats along with Raja Bell and Sean Singletary from the Phoenix Suns on 12/10, in exchange for Jason Richardson and Jared Dudley … averaged 13.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks in 34.0 minutes in 81 total games … in 59 games in Charlotte, averaged 15.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks in 37.6 minutes … ranked 19th in the NBA in fi eld goal percentage (.507) ... scored in double figures in 21 straight games from 1/23-3/7, the longest streak of his career ... scored in double figures 48 times with Charlotte, including 13 games with 20 points or more ... finished with a season-high 30 points on 3/20 at Toronto … recorded double- figure rebounds on seven occasions and double-figure assists twice, tallying eight double-doubles … led or tied for the Bobcats team lead in scoring 10 times, in assists 15 times, in rebounds seven times, in steals 10 times and in blocked shots eight times… made 75 three-point fi eld goals on the season, besting his career total of 51 through his first five NBA seasons … recorded a career-high 7 blocked shots on 2/11 vs. Washington ... tied a career high with 4 steals on 2/27 at Golden State.

2007-08: Appeared in all 82 games, averaged 8.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 28.1 minutes for Phoenix … scored in double figures 31 times, including two 20-point efforts… posted four doubledoubles (three pts/rebs, one pts/asts) and had seven double-digit rebounding efforts … as a reserve averaged 7.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 62 appearances compared to 11.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a starter … averaged 14.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 35.6 minutes in fi ve playoff games.

2006-07: Played in 73 games for the Suns, averaging 9.7 points, 4.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 31.1 minutes … shot a career-high .538 from the fi eld (305-569) … recorded a triple-double with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists on 12/15 vs. Golden State ... scored in double fi gures 36 times, including two 20-point efforts … had fi ve double-fi gure assists games and three double-fi gure rebound games … averaged 6.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 23.5 minutes in 10 playoff games.

2005-06: Named NBA Most Improved Player in his fi rst season with Phoenix … averaged 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 35.5 minutes in 81 games … ranked 17th in the NBA in assists ... was one of only three NBA players (LeBron James, Jason Kidd) to average at least 6-plus rebounds and 6-plus assists … tallied four triple-doubles – 1/31 at Philadelphia (14 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists), 3/5 at New Orelans (24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists), 4/14 at Golden State (11 points, 11 rebounds and16 assists) and 4/16 vs. L.A. Lakers (11 points, 10 rebounds, and10 assists) ... his 16 assists at Golden State marked a career-high… scored in double fi gures 61 times and reached 20-plus points 11 times, including a career-high 31 points on 12/26 at Minnesota … recorded 18 double-fi gure rebound games and nine double-fi gure assist games … averaged 18.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 39.8 minutes in 20 playoff games.

2004-05: Played in 66 games for Atlanta, averaging 4.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 18.2 minutes … scored in double fi gures nine times, including a season-high 20-point outing on 4/17 at New York.

2003-04: Appeared in 76 games for the Hawks as a rookie, averaging 4.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 25.3 minutes… scored in double fi gures six times and recorded double-fi gure rebounds on four occasions, posting one double-double – a 13-point, 12-rebound effort on 4/14 at Boston.

CAREER NOTES: San Antonio is his fourth NBA team … has also spent time with the Hawks, Suns and Bobcats … won the 2006 Most Improved Player Award, after averaging 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 35.5 minutes over 81 games in his first season with the Suns … has appeared in 680 career games, averaging 9.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 30.1 minutes … has posted six triple-doubles during his career … has seen action in has appeared in a total of 52 playoff games, averaging 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 32.5 minutes … member of the France Senior National Team since 2003 … competed in the European Championships in 2003 and 2005 ... named captain of the French National Team and led his club to a fifth-place finish at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan while averaging 11.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in nine games ... averaged 9.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists for the French National Team at the 2007 European Championship … helped lead France to a second place finish in the 2011 European Championship, earning a spot in the 2012 Olympics … guided France to the second round of the 2012 Olympics in London, averaging 7.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists 28.8 minutes in six games … began his professional career in France playing Pau Orthez from 2000-03.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Hawks in the fi rst round (21st overall pick) of the 2003 NBA Draft … traded to Phoenix along with two lottery-protected fi rst-round draft picks for Joe Johnson (8/19/05) … acquired by the Bobcats along with Raja Bell and Sean Singletary from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Jason Richardson and Jared Dudley (12/10/08) … signed by San Antonio (3/23/12) … re-signed with the Spurs (7/12/12).

PERSONAL:
Full name is Boris Babacar Diaw-Riffi od … the son of Issa Diaw, a lawyer in Dakar, Senegal, and Elisabeth Riffi od, who played 13 years and 247 international matches for the French National Team … according to the Suproleague Yearbook, a basketball publication in France, his mother is considered to be the best center in French women’s basketball history, while his father is a former Senegalese high jump champion … he has two brothers, Martin, who played in the French B (second league) at Golbey-Epinal, and younger half-brother Papa “Paco” who previously played guard at Georgia Tech … created a not-for-profi t organization in 2005 (Babac’Ards) to help young Senegalese children become productive citizens with a focus on education and basketball … Babac’Ards is named after his Senegalese middle name, Babacar, and a few letters standing for: Association to Realize Development based on international Solidarity … annually holds a basketball camp in Dakar, Senegal … joined fellow French NBA players, including Mickael Pietrus, Ronny Turiaf and Yakouba Diawara, at Basketball Without Borders Europe in Paris, France … participated in the 2006 Basketball Without Borders Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa at the America International School of Johannesburg, where he helped teach awareness of AIDS and the importance of education.

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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 250 lbs./ 113.4 kg
Born: April 16, 1982
From: Cormeille-en-Parisis, France
Draft: 1st Round (21st pick) 2003 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2003
Years Pro: 11
Previous Teams:
  San Antonio Spurs 2012 - 2013
  Charlotte Bobcats 2011 - 2011
  San Antonio Spurs 2011 - 2011
  Charlotte Bobcats 2008 - 2010
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Prior to NBA/Country: Pau Orthez/France

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