Trans. Oct 22 8:12 ET (Oct 22 8:12 ET ) Jeff Teague scored 21 points and the Atlanta Hawks closed their preseason schedule with a resounding 117-107 victory over the defending champion San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Mike Scott added 19 points while Kyle Korver had 18 for Atlanta (4-3), which shot 52 percent from the field. Tony Parker had 17 points and seven assists, Cory Joseph added 14 points and Boris Diaw had 12 points for San Antonio (2-4).
Boris Diaw started on Wednesday and had 12 points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
The Scoop:He hit 4-of-6 shots and played 25 minutes, but Kawhi Leonard sat this one out with an eye injury. Diaw is an interesting late fantasy option, as he qualifies at center in most leagues. He saw plenty of minutes in the rotation last season and could be more consistent now that he fully grasps the Spurs offensive plan.
The Scoop:After joking that he was wondering what kind of shape Diaw would come to came in, Popovich didn't sound too concerned with the man who Manu Ginobili is calling "Dora the Explorer." Said Popovich, "Boris looked fine and he's ready to go. He's always played with a little more weight, and he knows how to use it. He's fine." Diaw can be an asset in deeper fantasy leagues, but his 2013-14 averages of 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks, and 0.6 three-pointers should keep him off standard league draft boards.
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.