Boris Diaw has rejoined the Spurs after being excused from the team's first week of training camp.
The Scoop:Gregg Popovich recently said that Diaw is "never in good shape ... Boris is Boris. Great player, but not in shape." Diaw averaged 25 minutes in 79 appearances last season, which is all fantasy owners should expect, and he scored 9.1 points with 0.6 threes, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks. He's not in the conversation for typical 12-team leagues on draft day.
The Scoop:Jokingly, coach Gregg Popovich said the team has a gambling pool on Diaw's weight and the guesses have to start at 275 pounds. Diaw was outstanding in the postseason, but he's not a great target late in fantasy drafts.
Boris Diaw posted his typical all-around line in France's loss to Serbia, putting up 13 points, 3 three-pointers, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three turnovers.
The Scoop:Diaw was a big part of the Spurs' championship run last season, but he also only averaged 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 0.6 threes through 25 minutes of action. Those numbers aren't really serviceable for owners in standard leagues.
Huge upsets lit up the basketball World Cup on Wednesday as France beat hosts Spain 65-52 while Serbia thumped Brazil 84-56 to set up an intriguing semi-final clash. Fancied to stroll into an anticipated title bout with the Americans, the Spaniards were stunned by a French side missing several top players including four-time NBA champion Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs. Defying a deafening roar from the passionate home fans, France led from start to finish in a physical encounter which threatened to boil over in the third quarter when a scuffle broke out among rival players on the court. The French pulled away in a tense finish as forward Boris Diaw led the charge with 15 points and five rebounds and was aided by Thomas Heurtel, who racked up 13 and four assists.